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Atkin wins Bargara Ladies Classic

JO-ANNE Atkin has taken out the Bargara Ladies Classic with a seven-shot win yesterday afternoon.

The Brisbane golfer hit a 79 yesterday to give her a seven-shot lead over Lyndall Plant to successfully defend her crown.

“The weather over the last few days has been very testing, so I am very happy with my performance,” she said.

“I played fairly consistently and I guess I used the weather to my advantage and did not let it take over my game.

“Three tough days in the wind here, you sort of learn a bit every time you go out to play.”

A strong back nine helped guide Atkin to victory on the final day.

She went into yesterday's round with a three-shot lead but Plant managed to claw within two at the end of nine holes.

“I played very consistently at the back nine so I was pleased with that,” she said.

Atkin said she had retired from golf but would continue to exclusively play the Bargara tournament.

“I just love the camaraderie and it is a very well-managed tournament,” she said.

Wantima's Marg Anderson won the second division competition, while Jenny Turner from Bargara won the division three.

And, to complete a successful event for the Bargara Golf Club, its own member, Kathy McDonnell, had the best nett score of the 244 players who competed.

“It was a great tournament, especially considering it was the 25th anniversary,” director Val Bazley said.

Read more about the Bargara Ladies Classic.



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