MARGARET Darcy has taken out the Duntryleague Lady Golfers Annual Open Tour division three scratch title, hitting a two-round total of 199 to edge out Carolyn Howell in a countback yesterday afternoon.
Close to 150 golfers from around the state flocked to Duntryleague to compete in the open divisions three and four competitions over the last two days - with another 100 set to light up the course in divisions one and two today and tomorrow.
And it was Castle Hill’s Darcy that shone the brightest.
The 30 marker hit rounds of 103 and 96 to take the title ahead of Howell (100 and 99) by the narrowest of margins.
It wasn’t all bad luck for Howell, though.
The Long Reef member took out the division three handicap title with a net score of 133.
Anne Davies, from the NSW Golf Club, was runner-up with a two-round net score of 135.
In fourth division, Ondrae Heiser, also from Long Reef, was good enough to win the scratch title with a score of 211.
Warringah’s Margaret Ortlipp was second with a scratch total of 216.
Duntryleague ladies’ captain Helen Corby said the course had plenty of run in it at the moment following Orange’s recent stretch of dry weather.
“That’ll help with a few low scores over the next couple of days,” Corby said ahead of the division one and division two action over the next two days.
“Some of the ladies in division one and two should have some good scores. Sandra Shultz is one of the low markers from Orange who should do well.”
The ladies tee-off from 8am today.