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Matchett Captures First NB Ladies Provincial Championship

by Luke Lacey- Golf NB
The final day of the 2018 NB Ladies Provincial Championships, brought a mixed day of sun, heat, rain and thunder as Miramichi’s own Morgan Matchett looks to capture her first NB Ladies Amateur Championships.The race for the Amateur Championship was not easy as all three days there were a number of players battling for top spot on the leaderboard. Country Meadow’s Leanne Richardson entered the final round with a one stroke lead ahead of Morgan Matchett of Miramichi and Chrissie Spidell of Anderson, South Carolina.

Coming out on top was hometown player, Morgan Matchett who’s third round 4-over par 75 was enough to propel her into first place and capture her first NB Ladies Amateur Provincial Championships. Matchett’s final round included 13 pars, 3 bogeys, 1 double and 1 birdie which finalized her three-round total of 228 (74,79,75). Finishing in second place in the amateur division, three shots off the lead is Country Meadow’s Leanne Richardson who recorded an 8-over par 79 during her final round to move her 231 (75,77,79) total for the event. Rounding out the top three is Chrissie Spidell of Anderson, South Carolina who also finished the event with an 8-over par 79, 232 (74,79,79) total.

For the second consecutive year, Leanne Richardson has won both the NB Ladies Mid-Amateur Championship and the NB Ladies Senior Championship as she edged out Chrissie Spidell to win by one stroke. In 3rd place in both the Senior and Mid-Amateur Division was Kathy Grebenc of Gowan Brae a total score of 21-over par, followed by a two-way tie for 4th place in the Mid-Amateur Division between Fredericton’s Maureen O’Donnell and Allison Chisholm of The Riverside Country Club at 26-over par.

In the Super-Senior Division, Kathy Grebenc of Gowan Brae edged out club mate Brenda Parrott to win the 2018 NB Ladies Super-Senior Division by 18 strokes. Kathy finished the event with an 8-over par 79 to ensure her victory. Finishing in 2nd place is Brenda Parrott of Gowan Brae who finished with a score of 39-over par, 252 (78, 90, 84), following closely behind in a tie for 3rd place is Penny Dickeson and Connie Bothwell of Fredericton Golf Club who both finished at 43-over par, 256.

In addition to the four provincial championships, also up for grabs were positions on both the NB NB Ladies Amateur and NB Ladies Senior Teams, along with an exception into the Mid-Amateur division at the Canadian Championships at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, to be played at Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver, BC, from July 24th to 27th, 2018, and the Canadian Women`s Mid-Senior Championship, to be held at the Lookout Point Country Club in Fonthill, Ontario from August 28th to 30th, 2018.

Joining Matchett as part of the 2018 NB Ladies Amateur Team is Mackenzie Scott, Laura Wesselius and Angela Welch serving as the first alternate.  In the Senior ranks, New Brunswick will be represented by Leanne Richardson, Allison Chisholm, Pam Cossey and Mary Walton-Rossignol as the alternate.

For more information on the 2018 Golf NB Ladies Provincials including results and tee times please CLICK HERE.

For more information on Miramichi Golf & Country Club please CLICK HERE.

Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not for profit organization founded in 1934, is the official governing body for amateur golf in New Brunswick.  In January of 2006, the New Brunswick Golf Association (NBGA) officially merged with the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association (NBLGA), resulting in one united governing body for amateur golf in the province.  Programs offered by Golf NB to its 10,000 members include: 12 provincial events, rules of golf education, course rating and handicap services, junior golf development programs and member club marketing initiatives.

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