The 67 players in the 44th annual Ladies Valley League Golf Competition had to battle for every inch of roll they could get on the rain-drenched Summer Heights Golf Course on Sunday, and in the end it was the home team claiming a very healthy win.
The hosting Summer Heights team put up just 940 strokes to reclaim the Valley League title after losing it to Cedar Glen in Williamsburg last summer.
Finishing well back of this year’s champs in second place was Prescott with 988 strokes. Third spot went to Iroquois at 1006, Morrisburg was fourth at 1023 and Cedar Glen was last with 1042.
The Ladies Valley League consists of 13-player teams, plus one spare. There are three players in each of A-B-C-D flight with the two best scores in each flight counted towards the team total. Also counting in the team total are the senior players’ scores.
Stephanie White led the Summer Heights team to victory with an 83, and Helen Greer-Doll counted the second A flight score with a 91.
Ann Leduc counted a 96 in B flight and Irma Tyrell added a 102, while in C flight, Elizabeth Marjerrison turned in a 100 and Denise Levac a 106.
Alice Grant led D flight with a 127, and Kay Vallee had a 130. Gail Adams shot a 105 in the senior spot.
Also playing for the team, with their scores not counting were France Longtin in A flight, Nicole Landriault in B, Lynda Lafleche in C and Sheila Cadieux in D. June Eden played as their spare.
In individual play, the Summer Heights team won three of the five low gross trophies
The low shooter of the day was Stephanie White of Summer Heights who posted an 83 to claim the Trudy Beavers Trophy for low gross in A flight.
Ann Leduc posted a 96 to win the Phyllis Locke B flight Trophy and teammate Elizabeth Marjerrison won the Mildred and Dick Atchison C flight trophy with a 100.
Preventing a Summer Heights sweep in the flights was Liz Asselin of Iroquois, who won D low gross and the Bank of Montreal trophy with a 124.
Net wins went to Helen Doll Greer (91-75 net) in A flight, Mary Jane Baker of Prescott (103-75 net) in B flight, Denis Levac of Summer Heights (106-73 net) in C flight and Sharon Landry of Prescott (73 net) in D flight.
Carole Parent of Cedar Glen posted a 94 to win the senior low gross Howard Wallace Trophy and Cathy Marston of Iroquois won the Jennie Clifford Memorial Trophy for low senior net with a 106 for an 83 net.
Judy Eden of Summer Heights was the low spare with a 99 and Anita Cooper, Morrisburg had the low net shooting a 108 for a 79 net.
Low gross shooters for each of the teams were: Carole Parent, 94, Cedar Glen; Nancy Barkley, 92 Iroquois; Lori-Anne Davies, 95, Morrisburg; Mia Henderson, 90, Prescott; Stephanie White, 83, Summer Heights.