Lipae & Rees Net Champions
Women's Net Championship
- West Bay Golf Club
- Yardages & Rating
- Middle Division - 5,231 yds. & 71.7/135
- Forward Division - 4,695 yds. & 68.7/126
- Saturday - Hard rain during the finish of the first round
- Sunday - Morning rain turning to sunny skies and windy conditions
Sallyna Lipae, of West Palm Beach, overcame a two stroke deficit to win the Women's Net Championship by two strokes with a 141 (-3) total. Heading into the final round Regene Ross, of Naples, took the early lead after a five under-par first round of 67. Defending Champion, Kim Byle, posted a round one 68 to follow close behind in second place. Lipae sat in third place with a 68 looking to earn back to back Championship victories after winning the Mixed Shoot-Out Championship two weeks prior. Staying steady at three under-par for the tournament, Lipae posted a second round even par 72 to climb up to first place and earn her second FSGA victory! Two consistent rounds of 71-72 led to a second place finish for Sandie St. Onge, of Stuart, at one under-par 143. Diane Arnet finished in third place with rounds of 70-77--147. Falling to fourth place was Byle who struggled to a round two 81 and 149 finish.
A come back round of three under-par 69 allowed Elizabeth Rees, of Naples, to claim her first FSGA Championship victory! After round one Susan Bean and Pat Tackas were tied for the lead at two-under 70. Joyce Hart lingered not far behind at one-under 71. Rees did not let a round one 76 discourage her from playing hard during round two and climb up the leaderboard to win at 145 (+1). Bean and Tackas fell to seventh and second place respectively. Tackas finished two strokes behind Rees after a round two 77 and 147 (+3) finish. Noreen Maloney carded rounds of 76-72--148 to round out the top three.
Scoring and Results