Stawell claims ladies golf pennant

WINNERS: Carole McKendrick, Leigh Johnston, Joan Fletcher, Jan Alborough, Marianne Mitchell and Del Grey combined to win the pennant for Stawell. Picture: CONTRIBUTED
WINNERS: Carole McKendrick, Leigh Johnston, Joan Fletcher, Jan Alborough, Marianne Mitchell and Del Grey combined to win the pennant for Stawell. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

STAWELL has won the 2017 Wimmera District Golf Association Ladies Pennant final for the first time in 33 years.

The Stawell ladies defeated Horsham Blue in the first three legs at Warracknabeal to secure the win.

Marianne Mitchel, Del Gray and Leigh Johnston won their legs to give Stawell the win.

Joan Fletcher and Carole McKendrick were not required to finish their legs, with Stawell racing to the best of five win early in the day.

Stawell Ladies Captain Jan Allborough said she was excited for the team.

“Well done girls, proud of you all,” she said.

Stawell last won the pennant in 1984 when they defeated Horsham.

FINAL SCORES: 

Marianne Mitchell (23) def Joy Pretlove (31) 5/4.

Del Gray (21) def Maggie Smith (27) 1 up.

Leigh Johnston (20) def Donna O'Conner (25) 3/2.

Joan Fletcher (19) was 2 up with 2 to play against Annabelle Plowright (17).

Carole McKendrick (18) was 1 down with 3 to play against Lil Mayer (13).