New member captures ladies title

Jason Simmonds
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Forster plays “even-keel” golf

LINKLETTER – A new face at the Summerside Golf and Country Club is this year’s ladies club champion.

Summerside Golf and Country Club general manager Dallas Desjardins congratulates the overall men’s and ladies winners of the club championship, Dave Chisholm and Corinna Forster. The 36-hole event attracted just less than 70 participants over the weekend.

Corinna Forster overcame less-than-ideal playing conditions over the weekend to edge Gaylene Lund by one stroke for the top low-gross score in the Ladies First Division.

“All the ladies were great,” said the 45-year-old Forster in an interview with the Journal Pioneer following Sunday’s round. “Everyone was playing in the same conditions. It was a tough day for all of us.”

Forster opened with an 87 on Saturday, and closed out with a 95 on Sunday. Her two-day total was 182. Lund, who had the best low-net score of 151, fired rounds of 89 94 for a 183 total.

Although Forster, who is in her first year as a member at the Summerside club, took a two-shot lead into the final round, she said she did not worry about what any of the other players were doing.

“I just go out and play my game,” she continued. “That normally does not phase me at all.”

The weather presented more challenges on Sunday compared to Saturday’s opening round, noted Forster.

“It is different playing when it’s wet, and you can’t get a grip on your clubs,” she went on to say. “I went through a couple of pairs of gloves.”

Other than some “problems with my putter,” the Summerside resident felt the rest of her “game was pretty even-keel.

“All the ladies were great. Everyone was playing in the same conditions. It was a tough day for all of us.” Corinna Forster

“I was pretty steady all weekend,” she assessed.

Forster tries to play every day, and she recently earned a spot on the P.E.I. ladies mid-amateur team for next week’s Atlantic championships at the Bell Bay Golf Course in Cape Breton.

As for how she is enjoying her first year as a member of the Summerside club, she offered: “It’s great. The people and staff are great.

“The greens are awesome and I find the course is the most challenging for ladies in the province. The greens are incredible. Big kudos to the staff and members here, they put a lot of effort into it.”

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How They Finished

Summerside Golf Club’s women’s

club championship results:

First Division

Low Gross

Corinna Forster 87-95—182

Joann Duncan 91-96—187

Low Net

Gaylene Lund 151

Brenda Millar 160

Second Division

Low Gross

Linda Spencer 101-95—196

Pat Winchester 112-111—223

Low Net

Janet Phillips 154

Cathy Doucette 181

Organizations: Ladies First, Journal Pioneer, Bell Bay Golf Course FinishedSummerside Golf Club

Geographic location: Summerside, Cape Breton.As

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