Roach & Matchett Claim 2017 NB Ladies Four Ball
For Immediate Release:
The Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club again proved to be a worthy host, as the par 72 C.E. (Robby) Robinson design would play host to the NB Ladies Four Ball for the first time since 2011.
This year’s version of the event would see 35 two player teams compete for both gross and net championships on an inconsistent, but ultimately beautiful day for golf.
Claiming the overall title was the team of Kristi Roach from The Riverside Country Club and Morgan Matchett of the Miramichi Golf & Country Club. After a sizzling six under par (-6) 66, the duo would finish nine shots clear of their closest competition.
Roach & Matchett would start strong birdieing the first, second and fifth holes on route to a three under par (-3) 33 front nine. After closing their outward half with four consecutive pars, the pair would again birdie the first two holes of the inward nine to stretch their lead. A final birdie on the par three 15th and three consecutive pars to finish would secure the victory. For Roach, this 2017 NB Ladies Four Ball title is her second after winning the 2010 event with her sister Michelle (Vienneau). For Matchett, 2017 marks her third NB Ladies Four Ball crown in the past five years. Having previously winning back to back titles in 2013 and 2014 with partner Paula Napke-Flanagan (Miramichi).
While Roach and Matchett were busy running away from the rest of the field, there was a close competition developing for second. In the end, the sister team of Monique Taylor (Moncton Golf & Country Club) and Gabrielle Frenette (Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club) would turn in a three over par (+3) 75 to lock down the runner up position, two shots clear of the Fredericton Golf Club`s Connie Bothwell & Kris Harvey and the Miramichi Golf & Country Club`s Karen Flett & Paula Napke-Flanagan who would finished tied for third.
In the net division, the Fredericton Golf Club team of Barbara Henderson and Elin Maher would claimed their first NB Ladies Four Ball Net Championship by virtue of their 11 under par (-11) 61. After a mediocre first eight holes, that would see the pair card two net birdies and a net bogey, Henderson & Maher would post a net eagle, on the par four 9th to close out their front nine with a net three under par (-3) 33. The eagle on nine seemed to kick start their round as they would birdie 12 through 17 before putting an exclamation mark on their round with another net eagle on the par four 18th. The eagle on 18 would prove to be the deceive hole as Henderson & Maher’s 61 would see the finish one shot clear of the Roach and Matchett in the overall net competition.
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Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not for profit organisation 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.