Boivin’s 80 is the best of the field


Morrisburg women’s club champion, Vicki Boivin, made it two big wins in a row at the Morrisburg Golf course here last Wednesday, when she posted a very strong 80 to walk away with the championship of the annual Ladies Open.

Boivin’s 80 was seven strokes better than the next closest competition which came from fellow Morrisburg Club member Lori Anne Davies and Patti Negrave (public player) who tied with 87s.

Despite the rainy/windy weather conditions which were particularly prevalent during the early play, Boivin collected a two-over par 38 (one birdie-three bogeys) on the front and added a 42 on the back.

“With the wet conditions, the greens were holding really well,” said Boivin. “You could throw the ball up, and it would land and stick. I was chipping really well.”

With Boivin claiming the tournament’s low gross for the day, that left Davies and Negrave to play off for A flight’s low gross. That ended with Negrave taking the decision with a par on the par 4 ninth hole.

Also scoring a big win at the annual Open, which attracted 66 area golfers, was Morrisburg’s Elsie Guindon.

Guindon, playing in C flight, where she was the top shooter with a 105, had a 65 net for the overall low net of the tournament field.

Boivin and Guindon were presented the Odonto Corporation championship trophies by Morrisburg club captain Monique Patenaude.

The next three spots in A flight all went to Morrisburg members. Brenda Stitt was next with an 88, which gave her a 68 net for the low net for A flight. Defending Open champion Diane Gallinger scored a 91 and Patenaude shot a 92. 

In B flight, Barb Badali from Champions Nest (Ottawa) was the low shooter with a 96. Second spot went to Cedar Glen’s Susan McIntosh with a 97, and Lombard Glen’s Kim Sumare was third with a 98. 

Sumare’s 98 gave her a 68 net for the low net in B flight.

Next up was Morrisburg’s Valerie St. John with a 105.

Guindon led the C flight shooters with her 105. Sandy Hood of Metcalfe was next with a 106, and Metcalfe’s Margo Neilson had the third low score with a 112.

Eighteen players competed in a non-handicapped division for which the winners were determined by the Callaway Scoring System.

Straight up the low shooter in the Callaway class was Linda Spratt with an 87, while Debbie Leger scored an 88.

Using the Callaway scoring, Spratt remained in first place with a 72. Ledger and Donna Tapp were next in the Callaway with 73s.

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