Rose Holkestad is the 2014 Ladies Club champion.

Holkestad takes women’s club championship

As the saying goes, you can never get bored of winning.

As the saying goes, you can never get bored of winning.

It’s certainly true for Rose Holkestad, who captured the Prince Rupert Ladies Club Championship over the weekend with a terrific 36-hole low gross score of 174 including a first day 18-hole total of 86.

“[Saturday’s] back nine I shot a 39; best game I’ve played all year,” said Holkestad.

“I just played well. Everything came together and my putts were great and all my hits were good. It just all came together really well.”

Holkestad has been on a tear on the greens lately.

In the past two years alone, the ace has won the 2013 and 2014 Vic Marion Senior’s Open women’s title and took the 2013 Ladies’ Jubilee low net along with many other achievements at the Rupert Golf Club.

Holkestad shot a birdie on Saturday’s 17th hole and played together with Selma Standring and Jean Eby while on Sunday, she putted with Karin Williamson, Janet Sheppard and Aina Pettersen.

But does she get used to the low scores?

“No, no,” Holkestad dismissed.

“Golf is one of those games where you can go out and think you have it all together and it completely blows up on you, so it’s just one of those games where you never know what you’re going to play.”

First-overall low-net went to Dorothy Wharton who was very consistent over both days, scoring a net of 142 off a score of 218.

Maria Wells won the second low-net with a 155 off of a gross of 215. Third and fourth low net went to Eby and Standring who notched low nets of 161 and 162 off grosses of 217 and 220 respectively.

“I think we’re more encouraging [with each other],” said Holkestad of the club championship, since everyone knows each other quite well.

“You can sort of tell whether or not someone is playing well or if they’re struggling a little bit.”

Thirteen participants took to the greens on the weekend including Holkestad, Eby, Standring, Wharton, Williamson, Sheppard, Wells, Pettersen, Carol Schaeffer, Carol Bryant, Josie Lam, Annette Richards and Linda Miller.

The golfers battled through drizzly and wet conditions on Sunday to finish out the championship.

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