20 Apr 2021 | Amateur golf |

Thomas victorious at the Victorian Women's Autumn Tournament

by Golf Australia

Jill Heinz & Rebecca Thomas
Jill Heinz & Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas has claimed her second title at the Victorian Women’s Autumn Tournament with a fantastic victory at the Horsham Golf Club.

Thomas went into the final round one-shot behind Kim Morris and Jenny McRae but a fantastic 75 has seen her claim the top prize.

Morris started the best out of the trio with a 39 on the front nine, giving her a two-shot advantage with only the back nine to play.

A bogey on 11 meant Thomas was three behind but an amazing stretch of seven holes with one birdie and six pars resulted in a two-shot victory.

It was eight years between victories for Thomas as she last won the event in 2012 when it was held at her home club of Leongatha.

Morris would not go home empty handed as she claimed the A grade gross and overall runner-up prize for the event.

Jill Heinz took home the Vi Teesdale trophy with her brilliant stableford scores of 41 and 37 points totalling 78.

The net trophies were all awarded on stableford for the first time in the event’s history.

Heinz was consistent over the two days and thoroughly deserved her victory.

Heinz held off the fast-finishing Sue Walter who produced an excellent 40 points today to go with her 37 points from yesterday.

Walter would finish one short of Heinz but was awarded the overall net runner-up and the A grade net winner.

In B grade, Annabelle Plowright took out the gross with scores of 93 and 90 whilst Jan Harry won the net with her stableford scores of 35 and 35.

Margot McGrath was victorious in the C grade gross with her consistent scores of 96 and 97 whilst Megan Carr reigned supreme in the net section with scores of 38 and 34.

Our D grade division saw Sheryl Barker salute with 103 and 103 in the gross whilst Maree Heenan dominated the net with 37 and 35 for a 72 total.

A big thank you to Horsham Golf Club for their excellent presentation of the course and the wonderful hospitality the club provided throughout the event.

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