Young gun grabs title
SAMANTHA Ferguson was all smiles yesterday after defending her Coolangatta-Tweed Golf Club ladies championship title.
The 18-year-old Ferguson, who plays off three, won by 12 shots after scoring an 85, 76 and 80 in the three-round strokeplay competition.
"It feels really good," Ferguson said.
"It's exciting. I knew heading into (yesterday's) play I had an 11-shot lead and so I wasn't that nervous."
Ferguson, who has been playing since she was nine, was recently selected in the Queensland Academy of Sport.
Other winners in the 54-hole event, which was contested by 176 players, were:
l Pauline Neuhaus won B-grade, Glad Wilson r/up;
l C grade Carole Jebb, r/up Beryl Lynch;
l A Grade Kathy Sawyer, r/up Patricia Cheevers;
Pauline Neuhaus won B-grade net with Dawn Mew runner-up; and Carole Jebb won Cgrade net with Beryl Lynch runner-up.