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  • Lightning no issue for Ohmes, Robertson

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  • The Missouri Women's Gold Association Mid-Amateur Championships came to a close on Friday, July 25 despite some weather issues.
    The final round at Greenbriar Hills Country Club in Kirkwood was broken up four times by lightning, but the field of 53 women were still able to complete the tournament.
    Iberia's Deirdre Robertson was one of the women who overcame the atmospheric discharges. On Thursday, July 24, she finished her first round at an 14-over 85 on the par 71 course.
    The front nine got off to a rough start, as she hit a 3-over 7 on hole one, then bogeyed the next two. She started to recover with a birdie on the par 4 fourth hole, then got another bogey on 5. After making par on her next two holes, she double bogeyed on eight and finished her front nine with a bogey. Robertson went into the clubhouse with a front-nine score of 44, which was 8-over.
    Robertson came out of the clubhouse for her back nine with a par. She then managed to avoid the costly double bogeys for the rest of her first round, making par twice and bogeying the other six holes for a back-nine 41, just 6 over.
    Friday's round looked like it might be about the same for Robertson, as her front-nine 47 included a 3-over 6 on hole 7, a double bogey on 5 and six bogeys, but Robertson showed her resiliency in her final nine holes of golf.
    She made par on her first three holes, then birdied on 13. A stretch of three bogeys and a double bogey quelled that momentum, but Robertson finished by making par on 18. Her two-day score of 171 put her 29 over par and 18 strokes off the pace set by Diane Chancellor of Glencoe.
    Janice Ohmes of Roach also played the course last Thursday and Friday as part of the Flight B competition. Ohmes shot a 51/46, 97 on Thursday and followed that up with a 57/55, 112 on Friday. Her 40-over two-day score of 209 put her 10th in the field.
    Robertson is also part of the MWGA’s Fore State team, for which she will play today and tomorrow at the Shangri-La Resort on Grand Lake in Monkey Island, Okla.

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