Captain of Womenn's Golf Grafton Noeline Smith with the trophy for May tournament at Grafton Golf Club. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Captain of Womenn's Golf Grafton Noeline Smith with the trophy for May tournament at Grafton Golf Club. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

Crack field finalised for Grafton's May tournament

GRAFTON Lady Golfers are busily preparing for the 51st Ladies May Tournament.

The draw finalised yesterday will see 136 ladies tee off on day one of the four-day event next which starts May 28 with the Four Ball Best Ball.

The honour board 36-hole competition on Thursday and Friday is the premier and oldest two-day ladies event on the North Coast.

Confirmed starters include defending champion Dallas McCabe from Murwillumbah and two-time winner Sue Reguson from Coolangatta-Tweed Heads.

Both ladies play off six handicaps, however the lowest marker of the field will be Armidale's Vanessa Ward, off five.

Sharyn O'Grady has the lowest handicap of the Grafton contingent, off eight, and along with club champion Jeanette Blair carries the major hope for the host club.

"President Enid Dougherty and her committee are working very hard at the moment bringing everything together for this year's tournament," Grafton Lady Golfers' Julie White said.

"Entries are strong and we are sincerely indebted to our wonderful sponsors and business houses of Grafton for their continued support.

"We also look forward to watching our up-and coming schoolgirl Courtney Fuller follow in the footsteps of Malina Rumble and Samantha White and we wish her well in the tournament."

The tournament wraps on May 31 with the Mixed Foursomes.



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