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Dayle Linnertson- Cessnock -1996 Australian Amateur Champion

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Ladies Golfing NewsThe Hunter River District Golf Association held their 2nd Annual 2 Day Ladies District Championships on Monday & Tuesday 20th & 21st June. The Singles Championship with a field of 77 ladies was played on Monday at Hunter Valley Golf Club & the Foursomes Championship was played at Stonebridge Golf Club on Tuesday with 76 ladies. There were 22 different clubs represented from as far away as Werris Creek & Penrith. The visiting ladies not only enjoyed the golf on two of our great Resort Courses but also visited the many attractions on offer in our wonderful Hunter Valley. An account of the Singles Play is below—written by Liz White. Hunter River District Championships Belmont’s Dom Kelly has mastered wet and windy conditions to take out this year’s Ladies Hunter River District Golf Championship. The 7 marker played steady golf throughout to shoot a 9 over 80 to win by five shots from locals Dale Hamilton and Jodie Dunn. “I must say I was reasonably lucky on a couple of situations and being able to stay on the fairway is a big advantage here,” Kelly said. “The wind really picked up on our back nine and that was a really hard thing to judge, trying to keep the ball in play and get in a position where you could attack the green. “I have played here a few times over the years and it is always nice coming back and playing Hunter Valley, it was great to win.” While Kelly won the Open event, it was a much more exciting affair in the Closed Championship which is contested solely by Hunter River District members. Both Hamilton and Dunn were tied on 85 so needed a play off to decide the winner. After three holes the girls were still all square and it wasn’t until Hunter Valley Golf Club member, Hamilton, sunk her par putt on the tenth that the Champion was won. “It was fun to have a play off especially playing against Jodie because we know each other pretty well but it's a funny thing because I think it would be better if you didn't know the person that you were playing against because I always feel a bit guilty when winning,” she said. “You don’t feel very nice when it is against someone that you really like or are friends with, so that that’s always a little bit difficult, but that’s golf.” The overall Nett championship went to Helen Vandenbruggen with a nett 73. The win was a big surprise for the Branxton Golf Club member. “I had a lot of luck, a lot of shots that came good for me and I was able to recover out of very difficult spots,” she said. “I had a great day today lovely playing partners and it was just one of those days where the course agreed with me.”