Nikki Waterworth had to survive a countback before being announced the winner of the Ladies Medal of Medallists on Saturday at the Stanthorpe Golf Club. Accepting her trophy Nikki (left) is pictured with sponsor Trish Fittock.

By Casey O'Connor

The winners of the previous 12 Monthly Medals lined up last Saturday to play in the Medal of Medallist round in Stanthorpe. Taking the honours in a hot field it was the February Medal winner Michael Thompson, Thompson’s score of nett 73 ensured his name is added to the Roy Carnell Memorial Trophy sponsored by the Carnell Family.

The Ladies event which was sponsored by Tim and Trish Fittock was a very close affair and came down to a count back when two of the top female golfers in the district, Nikki Waterworth and Lyn Ludlow returned nett 72.

Following the count back Nikki Waterworth was awarded the honour of Ladies Medal of Medallist winner.

Saturday also marked the first qualifying medal event for the 2020 Medal of Medallist and was kindly sponsored by Howard and Adele Poole. Wasting no time qualifying was prominent junior golfer Matt Burgess with an excellent round of nett 65. NO too far off the pace was Tod Beckett who returned nett 68.

Nikki Waterworth also claimed the first spot in the Ladies 2020 event with her score of 72. Jennifer Sparkes produced a good round to claim ladies’ runner up.

Scott Constable (72) and Nikki Waterworth (88) had the best Gross score in the respective competitions. Ian Pickering finished the round with the best putting record for the Men and Nikki Waterworth for the ladies.

Nikki Waterworth certainly had a good round recording an eagle at the par five 13th hole. She also had the Best Approach shot at 17 while Marge Locke did best at 12.

Pin shots were held by Keith Allen (3), Matt Waterworth (12) and Wes Smith (17). Pro-pins were won by Kev Rowling at 1/10, Ian Henderson at 5/14 and Ian Harvey at 9/18.

Rundowns in the mens’ went to scores of nett 73 and ladies’ to nett 75.

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