The lovely sunny weather continues, and as the temperature climbs above 25 degrees, the scoring from the Farrington Park Ladies Section is just as hot.

There were two qualifying Stableford competitions this week. Both attracted good fields even though it is open competition season and many Farrington players enter these “away from home” events.

In the Thursday competition, countback had to be used to decide the Division 3 placings, Jane Richardson took top spot, beating Maureen Tayler after both scored 37 points. Marilyn Cass was third with 36 points. Gail Proctor finished first in Division 1 with 36 points, one point ahead of Rosi Brown with Lin Papadopoullos scoring 33 points for third place.

The hottest scoring came from amongst the nineteen players in Division 2. Surprisingly, the par 3 holes did not yield any two-spot birdies this week and only two birdies were scored all day. Barbara Lawson birdied the par 4 12th hole for an impressive five points and Corrina Bates scored four points when she birdied the par 4 14th. 

Seven players scored 36 points or more. Three players scored thirty-eight points and countback decided that Lally Gibson finished third ahead of Corrina Bates and Kath Cox. 

Heather Woodland had her best round of the year to date, to finish second with thirty-nine points. However, the round of the day, if not the entire season came from Julie Toogood. 

Julie had five pars, three of which counted for four points each including the notorious par 4 17th and she finished with an incredible score of 48 points and earned a handicap reduction of 3.5. “I’m in shock” she said after her round, “I don’t know what happened out there!”

The Members’ Trophy competition is held at a weekend and the glorious, but at times rather hot weather, tempted fifteen of the regular Saturday women players to enter this qualifying Stableford. The men’s section held their Members’ Trophy competition at the same time.

Scoring was close amongst the top placings with Kay Clarke taking fourth place with 35 points and Jane Ball finished third with 36.

Mandy Hobbs and Jackie Walker have been vying for the top places most weeks in the Saturday competitions. Mandy had three birdies in her round, scoring 37 points but Jackie’s steady scoring including two birdies, was enough to see her home with 39 points to win the trophy.

Jane Ball