40 of best at Coraki Pro-Am
THE Australian Ladies Professional Golf Association (ALPGA) Tour will stop at Coraki this Sunday with the running of the Optus World/Sony Erikson Ladies Pro-Am.
The order of merit event is the second presented by the club after the inaugural pro-am in 2004 was won by Mullumbimby's Nicole James.
Dana Lacey and Tanya Paterson are two very talented players.
Tanya was beaten in a sudden-death play off in the qualifier for the US Open and plays a few events on the Futures Tour.
She is one of the personalities of the tour and once she believes in herself will have the talent to be a member of the LPGA Tour (an awesome short game).
Dana played the US Open qualifier with Michelle Ellis (Casino) and missed by one shot over the 36 holes.
One of my favourites is Trudy Jeffrey, a great lady who is well known to Coraki.
Trudy had a fantastic Australian Open at Concord last March.
With limited golf, Trudy had it going, only to have a 'soft' finish and just miss the cut.
Her game suits Coraki and no doubt she will leave her mark.
Cherie Byrnes, Corinne Dibnah, Lorraine Lambert (would be my favourite), Nicole Lowien, Mardi Lunn and Jenny Sevil are 'known' players with the talent to go low.
Lorraine has played the US Tour the past few years and also played in the 2004 US Open.
Local interest will be provided by Carmen Hajjar (ex-Ballina), Sevil (Tenterfield) and title-holder Nicole James (Mullumbimby).