By Casey O'Connor
Warwick golfer Sam Hinze played outstanding golf to take home a swathe of Trophies in the D&SW District Championships.
Hinze broke her own course record and extend her stranglehold on the district title claiming her eighth district championship.
She captured the win with a record breaking 75 gross on the final day.
With many years of golf still ahead of her, who knows what Sam’s final tally of championships may be.
On the Tuesday, the opening day of the championships, Sam combined with Pittsworth player Cate Wilmot to win the Foursome championship.
On Wednesday, she collected the District Champion of Champions trophy along with a few daily prizes.
The Warwick Women’s Golf Club salutes you Sam.
There were other players also featured in the major prizes.
Dianne Evans and Jill Barnes and Toowoomba player, Lyn Morgan and there was a play-off to decide the major title.
In an exciting three-way match both Warwick players survived the first hole and went head-to-head up the 18th hole.
Under considerable pressure, Di was able to control the nerves a little better and won the hole and the title for the first time.
Jill already has her name on the shield and had to be content with runner-up this year.
Several regular Warwick players also acquitted themselves well and with the advantage of playing on their home course, returned winning scores: Lyn McKillop shot a 65nett, Di Johnston returned 66 nett and Yvonne Pinington 67 nett.
The full list of local winners and their trophies are:
Sam Hinze District Open & Closed Champion, Silver Div (A Grade) Champion, Club Champion of Champions, District Foursomes Champion, Best A Gr nett Thursday 69.
Di Evans District Bronze 1 (B Grade) Champion, Best B Gr Div 2 nett Thursday 67.
Jill Barnes Runner-up District Bronze 1 Champion
Di Johnston Foursomes B Grade best gross winner 98, Best B Gr Div 2 nett Wednesday 66, R-up B Gr Div 2 nett Thursday 70.
Von Pinington District Senior Vets 36 hole nett winner 140, R-up B Gr Div 2 nett Wednesday67
Lyn McKillop Best overall nett Wednesday 65
Kath Devereux Foursomes A Gr nett winner 69.5, Best B Gr Div 1 nett Thursday 72.
Judy Lester Foursomes B Gr nett winner 70.5, R-up B Gr Div 1 nett Wednesday 73.
Sharron Cooper Foursomes B Gr best gross winner 98.
Marg Adcock Foursomes A Gr nett winner 69.5
Liz Cockram Foursomes A Gr nett runner-up 70.5
Molly Seibel Foursome A Gr nett runner-up 70.5
Gail Watts Foursome B Gr nett winner 70.5
With over 160 golfers from across the D&SW playing in the event the Warwick Golfers should the very proud of their results and can really hold their heads high.
It has been a long wait for the Warwick Golf Club to finally host the D&SW District Championships, but the results were worth it.
The event has been hailed by all concerned as a resounding success both on and off the course.