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.