Wins ladies' golf tournament by one stroke
© Darrell Cole – Amherst Daily News
Amherst Golf Club ladies’ division chairwoman Heather Mitton (right) congratulates ladies invitational champion Candace Tattrie (second left) while low gross winner Liz Morrison of Amherst and runner-up Fay Gunter look on.
AMHERST – Candace Tattrie from the Ocean Links Golf Course in Brule fired an 82 to claim her first Amherst Golf Club Ladies’ Invitational on Wednesday.
Tattrie nipped Fay Gunter of Grandview, who shot an 83 after double-bogeying the final hole.
“It was one of my better scores,” Tattrie said following the event. “I’ve always loved playing this course, it’s in great shape and a really challenging, but fun course to play.”
Tattrie and Gunter were tied heading to the 18th hole. Gunter’s approach shot landed short of the hole and she missed a putt that would have forced a playoff.
“I double-bogeyed,” Gunter said. “That was the difference. I landed below the hole and missed a key putt that would have tied me.”
Gunter, who competed in last week’s Nova Scotia senior women’s golf championship at Ben Eoin, said the course was in great shape. She said she’s always impressed with pin placement and the fast greens.
Tattrie said she made a lot of difficult shots and that was the difference for her.
Judy Sargent of Parrsboro had low net.
In the first division, Helen Castonguay of Northumberland Seaside Links had the best low gross score with an 86 while Linda Fairhurst of Anderson Creek was second low gross. She also had an 86, but lost through retrogression.
Doreen Vienneau of Pine Needles had low net in the first division with a 69 while Rachel Smith of Amherst was second at 72.
Carol Gothreau of Amherst had the top low gross score in the second division with a 93 and Karen McDermott of Country Meadows was second at 96. Evelyn Rogerson of Clyde River had low net with a 71 and Betty-Hunter Brayley of Amherst was second at 74.
Shirley Hurley of Parrsboro was top low gross winner in the third division with a 103, while Shirley Berry of Country View was second, also with a 103. Low net honours went to Liz Morrison with a 69 and Phyllis Simons of Amherst was second with a 72.
Next up for the ladies division is the club championship on the weekend of July 28 and 29.