Jenny returns with Gunabul Cup
GYMPIE’S Jenny Williams is getting back into golf after time away from the game. But this did not prevent her from having her name engraved on the Gunabul Cup at the weekend.
Williams won the event with a score of 47 after handicap.
Margaret Stallard came in second with a 49 after handicap.
Rounding out the honours was Bob Abbott with a best gross score of 59.
Gunabul Par 3 Golf Club spokesperson Kelli Thorne was thrilled with Williams’ win.
“Jenny has been only getting back into golf for the last few weeks and already she has had this big win,” she said.
“To see another female’s name go on the cup is marvellous.
“It’s exciting for Jenny because, if she is playing this well now, imagine what she will be winning if she continues to improve.”
Aside from lifting the coveted Gunabul Cup, now in its 12th year, Williams also received the major prize for the day and two nearest to the pins prizes.
The major prize was a mystery heading into the event and Williams was ecstatic to learn she had won $500 in cash and a limited wine set.
Thorne said overall the day was a complete success.
“We had lovely weather in the morning and, although there was quite a fair bit of wind in the afternoon, it didn’t prevent some quality scorecards being handed in,” she said.
The event attracted a similar number of entrants to last year, proving its popularity on the local golfing calendar.
The teams event was scrapped this year in favour of a stronger individual stroke event.
Thorne said she was already looking forward to next year’s Gunabul Cup.
“This year has been one of our most successful and next year should be good,” she said.