Cooke wins NGCC Senior Ladies event


By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Geri Cooke has claimed the top score at the 2018 Senior Ladies Tournament, held at the Neepawa Golf and Country Club (NGCC) on Thursday, Aug. 2. The Minnedosa resident put up a solid round of 84 over 18 holes, five shots clear of her nearest competition. 

Cooke said that despite being a little unfamiliar with how the course plays, she was pleased with how she was able to do out there. 

“This course probably plays a little tougher for me than home, because I’m not use to it. But, it was in very good shape and played easy today. I [ended up giving a few shots back] on a couple of the holes, but other than that, it was a pretty good round,” stated Cooke. 

NGCC general manager and CPGA golf pro Landon Cameron congratulated Cooke on her victory and commended all the participants for their involvement.

“In terms of participants, we had just over 50 signed up, which is a similar number to what we’ve had in previous years. Congratulations to [Cooke] for putting in a really good round and claiming the title against a solid group of golfers,” Cameron said. “Have to commend the grounds crew as well, for what they’ve done this year. The summer has been just so dry, but they’ve been able to do an amazing job.”

Cameron also thanked the clubhouse staff for the tremendous job they have done, throughout the entire golf season.


Championship Flight

1st. Geri Cooke - 84

2nd. Kathy Bass - 89

3rd. Jayne Troop - 91

4th. Jean Ungarian - 92


Second Flight

1st. Lynda Nay Kamman - 102

2nd. Lynn Curtis - 103

3rd. Heather grant - 103

4th. Pat Jensen - 103


Third Flight

1st. Sharon Jaska 113

2nd. Debbie Farr - 113

3rd. Jean Geisel - 113

4th. Barb Hildebrandt - 114