Birdies highlight Waukewan ladies round

The timing was key as the nine-hole Waukewan Ladies League played their June 25 round. As the last foursome entered the Bar-N for delicious snacks and beverages, the skies opened up with expected rain.
President Linda Ridlon announced those golfers who distinguished themselves during the round beginning with the three ladies who scored "birdies". Val Langbehn scored hers on hole #14 by sinking a 40-foot putt to a pin tucked in the back right of an uphill green. On the par-4, 18th, Mary Cross hit her second shot from the left rough, over the pond protecting the green to 3 feet from the pin. She then sank the putt for her three. And Laurie Fox received her round of applause as her "birdie" was announced. Laurie was thrilled as this was her first "birdie" recorded in League play and she accomplished this feat on hole #17.
Dottie Simpson was the lucky winner of a new twist of one of the contest holes.
On hole #11, all the ladies who reached the green on either their first or second shot placed their names in a bag. One name was then drawn from this group as the winner of that prize. Dottie not only played well but also was fortunate to boot.
Two new members of the League demonstrated their long and accurate drives on #17 to win the "longest drive" contest. Hole #17 has a narrow fairway banking right to left and keeping it in the short grass can be a challenge. Deb Deacetis in the 19 and below handicap division and Jane Fraska in the 20 and above division succeeded in this task and were declared winners. Jane also had the only "chip in" of the day. She putted just off the green on #17 to a middle pin placement and holed her 15-foot putt for the honor.
Vice President and scorekeeper Kathy Sweeney and Scorekeeper Laurie Fox handed Ridlon the names of those golfers scoring 50 and under. At 50 were Mary Cross, Denise Doyle and Margaret Drummey, at 49 were Barb Barbuto, Val Langbehn and Kathy Sweeney, and scoring a 47 was Laurie Fox.
The winning team of Carolyn Koczera, Rose Hansford, Sharon Corcoran and Nancy Vercauteran was announced with a net score of 72. This week's game required three scores to be added together on each of the even holes. Not an easy task on the "back" nine with multiple hazards and wet conditions. The team enjoyed applause from the league plus their well-deserved winnings. Betsy Cox decided it's nice to be good, but sometime better to be lucky as she was the winner of the 50/50 raffle.