Maher and MacDermaid and Roussel and Cooney Win the NB Ladies Four Ball Championships at Gowan Brae
A beautiful sunny day greeted the players for the 2019 NB Ladies Four Ball. For the third year in a row, The Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club has proven to be a top-notch host once again. The ladies returned to the par 72 (Robby) Robinson design which features its signature holes of 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 along the Bay of Chaleur.
This year’s event would see 24 teams of two from across New Brunswick compete for both the gross and net championships on this picture-perfect Sunday.
Last year’s gross champions, Kristi Roach of The Riverside Country Club and Morgan Matchett of Miramichi Golf & Country Club nor last year’s net champions, the twin duo Alexandria and Amelie Guitard of Royal Oaks, would return to defend their titles. This opened the field for new Champions to be crowned today.
It looked like Allison Chisholm and Andrea Garland of the Riverside Country Club and Kelly Maher and Molly MacDermaid from Gowan Brae didn’t get enough of each other’s company after 18 holes together so they went to a playoff to determine this year’s champion. After both teams shot a very fine 2 over par 74 it took three extra holes for the dynamic duo/hometown favourites Kelly Maher and Molly MacDermaid to pull off the victory. During their regulation round, their birdies on holes 2 and 4 with bogeys on 3, 6 and 8 gave them a 1 over 37 on the front nine and they matched that number on the back with a lone bogey on number 10 and 8 straight pars after that. Chisholm and Garland had an even par 36 on the front with birdies on number 2 and 8 with bogeys to offset those on holes 3 and 4. On the back nine they were even par going into hole 18 after a birdie on number 12 and a bogey on 13 but unfortunately, took a double bogey on 18 to send them to a playoff.
The playoff started on hole number one and sudden victory would end the match. Both teams parred the 1st and 2nd holes but Mahar and MacDermaid’s par on the par 3, number 3 was the winning hole. MacDermaid also won Saturday’s Ladies Gowan Brae Scramble with her sister Katie, so she had a very successful weekend with both partners.
The net division winners were another team from Gowan Brae as Micheline Roussel and Katherine Cooney came in with an 8 under par 64. It was a great day for Roussel as she broke 100 for the first time with a 96! What a great day to have your best score ever! They won by a shot over the tournament runner-ups Allison Chisholm and Andrea Garland as well as 3rd division 1st low gross winners Phyllis Roy and Joanne Bepperling.
The second division winners of Brenda Parrot and Nancy McKay used their home-course knowledge of Gowan Brae to beat Fredericton duo Colleen Phillips and Joyce Pederson by a shot. The net winners in this division were the ever-consistent, mother-daughter team of Kathy and Kathryn Meagher out of the Fredericton golf club who won by 3 over their closest competitors.
Since the 3rd division net winners were the overall tournament net champions, the 3rd division net went to next in line, Beth Leroux from West Hills Golf Course and Judy Astle who represents Old Mill Pond. The 3rd Division gross winners were Phyllis Roy and Joanne Bepperling who play their golf here at Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club.
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