The two-person multiplier stableford event was a nine-hole competition played before Hill Top’s annual general meeting at 1pm.
All players played the nine-hole event, with the regular nine-hole players having a chance to play with different players as the normal 18-hole players joined in the fun.
Terri Wangeman teamed with Lois Rogers, who normally plays nine holes, to win the day with 53 points.
Second place went to Janette Hayward and Josie De Ieso on 43 points, while Judy Ashcroft and Jan Coe were third, also on 43 points. Ashcroft was thrilled to have her best score of 18 points.
Ball winners were Lynda O’Shannessy and Francie Mark with 31 points.
Nearest the pins went to Sue Turnbull on the Gallery Café third, Jan Coe on the sixth (Tatura Hot Bread) and Terri Wangeman, who scored an easy birdie from a very short putt to claim the ninth (Café Alofa).
Hill Top travelled to Rich River and played Valley View. Unfortunately Valley View was too good and defeated Hill Top 31/2 to 11/2.
The final against Parkland at Parkland yesterday was a must-win to give Hill Top the chance to play off in the final at Kialla the following week.
Annual general meeting
Before the meeting opened at 1pm, president Lyn Fanning introduced newly-elected club president Paul Newman to the women golfers.
The meeting began with the presentation of flowers to retiring president Fanning and secretary/treasurer Di Day in appreciation of the dedication and hard work they had given in their respective positions for Hill Top Golf.
Elaine Dunk retired from the handicapping position to dedicate her time to her duties on the general committee. Her time on the committee was appreciated.
Captain Bev Roberts retired from her position but will remain on the committee.
Joan Hill took the chair to introduce the nominations for the positions on committee.
Life member Elaine Cowley presented the badges and welcomed president Francis Mark, vice-president Liz Mulcahy, captain Terri Wangeman, vice- captain Jan Coe, secretary/treasurer Janette Hayward, handicapper Wilma Saunders and committee members Sue Turnbull, Judy Baker, Debra Reilly, Lynda Flett and Bev Roberts.
Everyone is looking forward to giving support and working happily with the new committee.
On Friday morning after lots of rain on Thursday, Bev Roberts and Sue Turnbull took to a damp golf course to play the final of the veterans event.
It was a closely fought tussle with only a shot or two in it all day.
Roberts was two shots up at the turn then Turnbull won the 10th.
They squared most of the next six holes with a win and loss each.
Roberts was one up coming down the 17th when Turnbull hit a wayward shot which clipped a tree and sent the ball across the 18th fairway. Roberts made it safely to the green and putted out, so it was all over with a two and one win.
Roberts will get to take home the Eve Ballantyne Perpetual Trophy on presentation day next month.