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Triple crown for Jean at Newfoundland and Labrador women’s golf championships

Kathleen Jean of Stephenville is the latest golfer to win the Newfoundland and Labrador amateur, mid-amateur and senior women's divisions. — Submitted/NLGA
Kathleen Jean of Stephenville is the latest golfer to win the Newfoundland and Labrador amateur, mid-amateur and senior women's divisions. — Submitted/NLGA

Stephenville golfer wins amateur, mid-amateur and senior titles; she’s joined by Cormier and Mills on N.L. amateur team

For the fifth time in as many years, a single golfer has proven dominant at the Newfoundland and Labrador Golf Association’s women's amateur championships.

Saturday at GlenDenning Golf in St. John’s, Kathleen Jean of the Harmon Seaside Links Stephenville recorded a 76, the best single-day score of the event, as she claimed the 2019 provincial women's amateur, mid-amateur and senior titles with a three-day total of 241.

Because a golfer may qualify for a number of divisions, which are based upon age, there is an opportunity for one to come away with multiple titles. And that’s indeed what’s happened at the provincial women’s championship over the last decade, with a single competitor claiming at least two crowns since 2010.

The Newfoundland and Labrador's 2019 women's amateur golf team consists of (from left) Kathleen Jean of Stephenville, Janet Mills of Goulds and Taylor Cormier of Corner Brook. — Submitted/NLGA
The Newfoundland and Labrador's 2019 women's amateur golf team consists of (from left) Kathleen Jean of Stephenville, Janet Mills of Goulds and Taylor Cormier of Corner Brook. — Submitted/NLGA

And since 2015, one golfer has captured the triple crown of the amateur, mid-amateur and senior titles.

Janet Mills of Goulds and Bally Haly Country Club (2018), Judy Gillam of Corner Brook and the Humber Valley Resort (2017) and Jean (2016) have done it the last three years. Like Jean, Gillam has performed the feat twice; in 2015, she actually made it a clean sweep, also taking the super senior division.

This year, former provincial junior champion Taylor Cormier of the Blomidon Golf Club in Corner Brook finished second in the women’s amateur with a three-day total of 251, leaving her two strokes ahead of Mills, who recorded a 78 on the final day of the three-round, 54-hole event.

Those three will make up the Newfoundland team for the 2019 Canadian women’s amateur, set for July 23-26 in Red Deer. Alta.

Mills was runner-up in the mid-amateur and senior divisions.

Sherilyn Beaton of Portugal Cove St. Philip’s and Clovelly had a three-day total off 263 to earn the provincial super senior title.

Cormier, by the way, will go from one provincial competition at GlenDenning to another on the Southlands course.

The provincial junior championships begin their today, with Cormier one of 15 golfers entered and competing in four divisions, three male and one female.

Notes

In the Old Dutch Skills Challenge held at the end of the second day of competition, Cormier won the longest drive recording a drive of 191 yards, Gale Roberts of St. John’s won the putting contest with a score of 90 while Beaton won the chipping contest with a total of 55 points. Gillam, Kelly Brown of St. John’s and Jean were winners in a closest-to-the-pin contest held daily on Hole No. 4 and sponsored by Wedgwood Insurance … As part of the awards ceremonies, GlenDenning director of golf operations Paul Kelly was presented with a token of appreciation for hosting the event … It was also announced the next provincial championships will be held at Clovelly in St. John's from July 12-15, 2020.

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Final results

Final scores for all the competitors in the 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Golf Association’s provincial women’s championship at GlenDenning Golf in St. John’s:

Notes: x - won provincial amateur, mid-amateur and senior titles; y - won provincial super senior title

Golfer                            Indv Rds    Total

x Kathleen Jean           87-78-76     241

Taylor Cormier             91-76-84     251

Janet Mills                   89-86-78     253

y Sherilyn Beaton       94-84-85     263 

Marie Wall                   91-93-84     268 

Judy Gillam                  88-95-89     272

Rosie Boland               95-90-88     273

Kelly Hogan                 93-94-93     280

Karen Healey               95-93-94     282

Gale Roberts               94-91-98      283

Sandra Sparrow          93-103-88    284

Judy Drake                   99-92-94     285

Tracy O'Shea               102-97-90    289

Leah Maddick              103-88-102  293

Kelly Brown                 105-93-102   300

Linda Webber              114-94-99    307

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