Morgan wins Women’s NSW Senior thriller

It was a day of Finals this week at the 2011 Women’s NSW Senior Championship, held at Cromer Golf Club.

In the Championship Final we saw the two in-form players, Sylvia Donohoe (Narooma Golf Club) and Jacqui Morgan (Monash Golf Club), fight for the title.

Jacqui Morgan Jacqui Morgan: 2011 Women’s NSW Senior champion

Both players started well, with the match square after three holes.

However it was Donohoe who took the early lead, going to 1up after the 6th hole. Morgan continued to fight, and after 9-holes it remained at Donohoe 1up. The lead crept to 2up after 12, and remained 2up after 15.

In a fantastic turn-around, Morgan won the 16th and 17th holes to square it up going into the 18th. It came down to the final putt, with Donohoe needing to hole from 3 feet to force it to the next hole. The putt rolled out, and subsequently handed Morgan her first Women’s NSW Senior Championship title.

It was no mean feat to defeat Donohoe, who has won the Championship an astonishing six times previously.

Understandibly Morgan was thrilled with the win.

“Sylvia is a fantastic player”, she said, “so to get the victory is just fantastic. It was a great match.”

Morgan thanked her caddies and especially the ground staff who did a fantastic job in getting the course into playing condition despite the rain throughout the week.

In the 70 years and over division, Joyce Williamson (Concord Golf Club) defeated Gloria Hickey (Coffs Harbour Golf Club) 6&4. Both ladies played very well throughout the week.

It went down to the wire in the 65-69 years division.

Shirley Walsh (Belconnen Magpies Golf Club, ACT) was 3 up after 12 holes, however Sandra Gillies (Long Reef Golf Club) fought back to be square after 15. The pair continued to tussle, however an incredible chip in on the 17th for Gillies, secured her the match 2&1.

Lynne Townsend (Wollongong Golf Club) started off well against Chris Taylor (Royal Canberra Golf Club) in the 60-64 years division, leading from the very first hole, and eventually winning the match 2&1.

It was a tight battle in the 56-59 years division, however it was Johanna Carrigan (The Australian Golf Club) who came away the eventual winner, defeating Dianne Hoschke (Bayview Golf Club) 3&1.

The 2012 Women’s NSW Senior Championship will be held at Coffs Harbour Golf Club with dates yet to be confirmed.

Source – NSW Golf