Wilna Regains Hollard Open

Rudi Bowe

Wilna Bredenhann regains the Hollard Insurance Ladies Coastal Open at the Rossmund Golf Course for the 13th year in succession.

A record field of 38 ladies from Omeya, Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Henties Bay, and Rossmund entered for the 13th Ladies Coastal Open sponsored by Hollard Insurance. The tournament was an official event on the NALGU calendar with additional incentive of Merit List Points on offer.
The tournament was also the First Qualifier for the 2019 Windhoek Lager (Green Jacket) Tournament.
Play commenced on Saturday morning be-tween ten and eleven – weather conditions were good. It was overcast with a slight breeze coming in from the north. Temperatures rised later in the day. The course was well prepared and the greens were in excellent condition – running fast and firm.
Adri Pienaar and Wilna Bredenhann posted first round scores of 84 gross whilst defending champion Wilma van der Merwe could only produce a 90 gross. In the “B” Division Rina Knight was in the lead with a 90 gross four shots ahead of nearest rival Ruanda De Beer – whilst Tiekie De Wet had her nose in front with 33pts giving her a one shot lead over junior golfer Maryke Neethling in the Stableford Division.
Overcast and chilly was the order of the day on Sunday however conditions soon warmed up with a promise of some wind when the players reached the back nine – as usual Diffie had everything under control and was there on the course to provide the players with a well needed drink and an extra treat on Number 12. Wilna took the bit between her teeth as she is known to do and posted a well played 82 gross giving her the title with seven clear shots. In true Hollard fashion the players were spoilt with lots of surprises both on and off the course not to mention the wonderful prizes on offer – making this a tournament not to be missed and a true highlight on the NALGU Calendar.
The tournament was rounded off with a fantastic prize-giving function which included lunch and some information from NALGU President Brenda Lens. As always a big word of thanks to Diffie, Berndine, and the rest of the Hollard Team which included first timer Bernard Louw – you guys really make this event something special.
Diffie commented that for him and Berndine it has become a family affair and they look forward to seeing all the old faces and make no mistake he never misses a new one – greeting all with a warm smile and a hug. He looks forward to seeing you again in 2020.
Overall Gross;
(Champion) – Wilna Bredenhann 166
Overall Best Nett:
Rina Knight 152
“A” Division:
Best Gross;
Adri Pienaar 173,
Best Nett;
Wilma van der Merwe 164
“B” Division:
Best Gross;
Ruanda De Beer 189
Best Nett;
Sune Du Plooy 160
Stableford Winners:
1st Tiekie De Wet 70pts (c/o)
2nd Maryke Neethling 70pts
3rd Gaby Adams 62pts
4th: Mariena Ludwig 54pts (c/o)
5th Lynne van der Walt 54pts
The Windhoek Lager – Overall Stableford Winner is Tiekie De Wet 70pts

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