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BGC Begonia Bowl Competition

Anita Hughes, Andrea Donaldson & Judy Fitzgerald.

THE Ballarat Golf Club held its annual Begonia Bowl Competition on Monday 5th March.

Ladies came from Gisborne, Beaufort, Hepburn Springs, Portland, Kyneton, Commonwealth, local clubs as well as Horsham who were the defending champions.

The Begonia Bowl event was first played in 1975.

The Ballarat Golf Club Ladies Committee sought to organise a golf competition as part of the Begonia Festival.

One of our lady members Cynthia Richards was at the time a British Airways representative in Ballarat & through her influence persuaded British Airways to donate the Begonia Bowl Trophy for this event.

The competition has been played annually during the Begonia Festival from that time on.

Cynthia & her husband sponsored the event for many years, now the Faull Family of Faulls Shoes are the generous sponsor and have been for the past few years.

The BGC Begonia Bowl was won by the team from the Commonwealth Golf Club with 100 points.

Anita Hughes 36pts, Andrea Donaldson 35pts & Judy Fitzgerald 29pts.

There was also an Individual Competition – results below.

Individual – A Grade Winner – Joan Miller – Midlands 34 pts
R’Up Wendy Thomas – Ballarat 33 pts

B Grade Winner – Annalee Hills – Ballarat 37 pts
R’Up Glenis Keilar – Beaufort 33 pts

C Grade Winner Leonie Roder – Ballarat 37 pts
R’Up Barbara Delmenico – Ballarat 34 pts.