New Tamworth champ makes it a double

MICHELLE Johnston is the new Tamworth Lady Golfers club champion.

She also celebrated a double success on Thursday after recording a four-round total of 338 for a 10-shot win from former champion Mary Anne Macklinshaw.

Johnston also won the Veterans champion on a day where Wendy Crowley (Division 2), Maree Kempton (Division 3) and Sue Birrell (Division 4) were also crowned champions in their grades.

Like Johnston,  Crowley and  Kempton also won veterans’ titles, Crowley winning the Division 1 Vets title with a nett 303 and Kempton winning Division 4 with a nett 286.

Norelle Miller won the Division 2 vets’ title with 310 nett, Carol Petty won Division 3 vets with 309 nett and Judy King Division 5 vets with 312 nett.

 Johnston is also entered in the North and North West District Ladies Golf Association Open to be held at Moree Golf Club on June 3/4/5.

Players from 23 clubs – Aberdeen, Armidale, Barraba, Bingara, Coonabarabran, Delungra, Glen Innes, Goondiwindi, Gunnedah, Inverell, Longyard, Manilla, Merriwa, Moree, Narrabri, Nundle, Quirindi, Scone, Tamworth, Uralla, Wee Waa, Wellington and Werris Creek – have entered as well as New Zealand.

Lowest markers entered are Liz Hobday (Inverell), Mary Anne Macklinshaw (Longyard), Amanda Carr (Armidale) and Vanessa Ward (Armidale) all playing on handicaps of five with Tamworth champion Johnston one of four seven markers which includes Narrabri’s Carolyn Fagan, Tamworth’s Simone Puckeridge and Armidale’s Virginia Vale (Armidale).

Other single figure handicappers are Amanda Koopman (Barraba), Kay Nash (Armidale) and Zoe Holcombe (Coonabarabran).

There are 131 players entered for the two days’ individual play and 108 players entered for the Foursomes Championships. 

Tamworth Golf Club’s Choices A grade Men’s Championship continues tomorrow.

Michelle Johnston studies the flight of this approach shot during Thursday's final round on her way to a 10-shot championship victory. Photo: Barry Smith  220514BSA06

Michelle Johnston studies the flight of this approach shot during Thursday's final round on her way to a 10-shot championship victory. Photo: Barry Smith 220514BSA06

Teenager Nathan Mann takes a one-shot lead into the second round after he carded an even par 70 in last Sunday’s opening round.

Mann leads from Andrew Graham (71), Ben Lockwood (72), Dan Daly (73), Brendan Shoemark (73) and Chris Savoski (75).

The B and C Grade Championships start today.

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