Thursday 5th April saw Romsey Golf Club hosting the 25th Annual Romsey Women’s Challenge Bowl; a team’s Stableford event with teams of three competing.  Teams do not play together so final scores are not known until the final teams get in.It was a foggy start for first three holes turning into a warm, sunny autumn day. As the day warmed adjustments in shots to the greens were required.  14 clubs were represented with a total of 16 teams and some individual entries.  There was a full field of 52 players from both DDGA District and neighbouring clubs,   The Challenge Bowl Trophy was originally donated by Phillip and Virginia Newell from Newell Electrics who were instrumental in initiating the first Bowl in 1993. The 2018 event was generously sponsored by Sage Business Group and Director, Tim McCarthy, was on hand to present the trophies to all the winners.

The 2018 Women’s Challenge Bowl was won by Goonawarra G. C.  Cheryl Price (24) 37 pts, Kathleen Eiser (26) 34 Pts & Barb Marino (23) 30 pts. – 101 points;

Runners Up; Woodend – 98 points.

A Grade Winner; Ricky Rickman – Seymour (13) 36 points

B Grade Winner; Cheryl Price – Goonawarra ( 24) 37 points

NTPs; 1st – Cheryl Price, 3rd – Chris Barrett (Bacchus Marsh West) & 16th – Cheryl Price

Small Team’s event; Ricky Rickman (13) 36 pts Seymour, Loretta Matthews (20) 32 pts Woodend & Sandra Wicking (11) 34 pts Kilmore – 102 pts

DDGA Player of the Year Points; 5 pts Veronica Maher (23) 36 pts Trentham c/b, 4 pts Ricky Rickman (13) 36 pts Seymour, 3 pts Sandy Wicking (11) 34 pts Kilmore, 2 points Bev Bellman (28) 33 pts Marysville c/b & 1 point Helen Young (21) 33 pts Trentham

The Winners of the 2018 Romsey Women’s Challenge Bowl;

Cheryl Price, Kathleen Eiser, Barb Marino.