61 Does the Trick

Strong finish earns LaVerne Brookie and Toni Gill overall low-net title in CGA Women’s Niblick

By Gary Baines – 7/13/21

LaVerne Brookie and Toni Gill of Homestead Golf Course teamed up to fire a net 11-under-par 61 on Tuesday and claim overall low-net honors at the 16th annual CGA Women’s Niblick Tournament, a better-ball event hosted by the Coal Creek Golf Course in Louisville. 

Brookie and Gill, competing in the sixth flight, racked up three net eagles and eight net birdies as a team, offset by a net bogey and a net double bogey. The three net eagles came in the course of four holes, with Gill making two and Brookie one.

In their last nine holes, Brookie and Gill went 9 under par net.

Two teams finished 9 under par net for the day — Barb Pfretzschner and Cheryl Ellen from Broadlands Golf Course (fourth flight) and Denise Van Huele of West Woods Golf Club and Kim Buck of Fossil Trace Golf Club (second flight).

Two teams shot better-ball gross scores of 82, which were the best of the day regardless of flight. Both came from the second flight — Heidi Cies and Jeanette Paone of Overland Park Golf Course, and Van Huele and Buck.

The better-ball stroke-play event was limited to golfers with handicaps between 18 and 36. The competition was divided into six flights, with 52 two-person teams competing on Tuesday. 

For all the scores — net and gross — on Tuesday, CLICK HERE.