05 Oct 2020 | Amateur golf |

Wilson up to the challenge

by Golf Australia

Wilson up to the challenge
Mackenzie Wilson tees off.

Tasmania junior and tournament favourite Mackenzie Wilson teed up to win Sunday’s Women’s Stroke Challenge at the Launceston Golf Club.

The 17-year-old Rosny College student won the event convincingly with a five-over-par round of 78 which included six bogies and one birdie.

“It’s exciting to win any tournament,” said the current Tasmanian women’s team member.

“I had a good strategy for the course and I struck the ball well, but was a bit disappointed about the way I putted,” said Wilson.

Wilson finished two strokes clear of her nearest rival and 15-year-old local member Jorjah Bailey on seven-over-par 80.

Third place went to Tasmanian golfing great and Prospect Vale member Tammy Hall who returned an eight-over-par round of 81.

The Women’s Stableford Challenge was won by local member Jennifer Dignam with a total of 41 points.

Fellow Launceston members Rebecca Gottschalk ,Toni Robson and Wynyard Golf Club’s Sam Cotton all tied for second place with 34 points.

The club teams event was won by the Launceston Golf Club, eleven points clear of Ulverstone Golf Club in second place.

Launceston’s Annette Hibbs and Dignam combined for a total of 76 points with Rosemary Paton and Fleur King representing Ulverstone.

To view a full list of scores from the event, click HERE.

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