The 2013 Birmingham Chapter Championship was held Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Ballantrae Golf Club, and believe it or not, the weather was perfect! There were heavy rains elsewhere in the Birmingham area Friday night, but fortunately Ballantrae received only three tenths of an inch, so the fairways were 90 degrees. Light drizzle Saturday morning ended by 9:30 and by noon, the skies were clearing and there was a light breeze to keep things pleasant.
For once, this year there were no slow men in front of our players, so the first group finished in less than four hours, and the last scramble team finished within their prescribed time limit of 4.5 hours. Great playing, ladies!
Congratulations to our new 2013 Birmingham Champion, Barbee Bryant.
Results in First Flight:
Terri Henderson, First Low Gross
Eva Shepherd, First Low Net
Melanie Smith, Second Low Gross
In Second Flight:
Amy Wehner, First Low Gross
Jane McGriff, First Low Net
Sylvia Sumners, Second Low Gross
Tricia Taylor, Second Low Net
In Third Flight:
Linda Woods, First Low Gross (with her first ever score under 90 at Ballantrae)
Lorraine Maddox, First Low Net
Wanda Venhuizen, Second Low Gross
In Fourth Flight:
Jennifer Whitaker, First Low Gross
Bobbie Markham, First Low Net
First, a tie with the winner determined by a score card playoff:
Robin Phillips, Elaine Story, Carol Steinert, Patti Reid
Angela Nash, Bettye Anne Shratter, Pia Todora, Donna Snider
Debbie Ramseur, Jackie Plott, Linda Stockton, Vicki Changet
Most of the first place winners will be advancing to the North Florida and Southeast Regional Semi-Final on June 23 at the Queens Harbour Yacht & Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida. We wish them all the best of luck.
A special thank you to our scramble team markers, John Sumners, Martha Graves and Carolyn King. Those scramble teams have learned how to keep their markers very busy! We welcomed our one open play participant, Allison Shratter. Maybe by next year she will feel comfortable competing in the Championship.