Valley golfer hunts down Zone 5 title

Marianne Hunt of the Cowichan Golf & Country Club took the overall title in the handicap division of the Zone 5 Women’s Championships.

With a combined score of 139, Marianne Hunt of the Cowichan Golf & Country Club took the overall title in the handicap division of the Zone 5 Women’s Championships, held at Cordova Bay and Arbutus Ridge on June 6 and 7.

“Not only did Marianne win the low net but she is the tournament chair for the Zone 5 Women’s Committee, so her efforts throughout the tournament and before were to be commended for overseeing such a successful event,” committee member Jan Pelton said.

The Zone 5 Women’s Committee is a subsidiary of B.C. Golf that promotes women’s golf on Vancouver Island south of Duncan, and the Gulf Islands.

In the senior division, Alison Murdoch of Victoria Golf Club, a four-time Canadian senior champion, placed first with a two-day score of 161, edging out Penny Baziuk of Ardmore Golf Club and her score of 164.

Akira Hayashi and Michelle McCann of Uplands Golf Club took the top two spots in the amateur division.

“At only 13 years old, Akira’s amazing combined gross score was 147 with scores of 70 and 77 for the two days,” Pelton said. “She will certainly be a name to be watched in upcoming years.”

The two winners from the amateur and senior divisions will represent Zone 5 at the B.C. championships next month, with a chance to qualify for the Canadian championships.

Visit bcgazone5women.org for more information on Zone 5 women’s golf.