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Peters tied for ninth; B.C. wins interprovincial title

British Columbia has successfully defended its title in the interprovincial team competition at the 2008 Royale Canadian senior women's golf championship at Bally Haly Golf and Country Club in St. John's.

The B.C. team of Jackie Little, Lynda Palahniuk, Elaine Blatchford and Phyllis Laschuk finished with a 463 total, a full 22 strokes ahead of runner-up Ontario.

Newfoundland and Labrador golfer Jan Peters prepares to putt on the fifth hold at the Baly Haly golf course Wednesday morning during the RCGA Royale Canadian Senior Women's Golf Championship. - Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

British Columbia has successfully defended its title in the interprovincial team competition at the 2008 Royale Canadian senior women's golf championship at Bally Haly Golf and Country Club in St. John's.

The B.C. team of Jackie Little, Lynda Palahniuk, Elaine Blatchford and Phyllis Laschuk finished with a 463 total, a full 22 strokes ahead of runner-up Ontario.

The scores represent the totals from two days of competition - Tuesday and Wednesday - using the best three individual rounds of each day from each four-member team.

Newfoundland and Labrador's team of Jan Peters, Terri Leonard and Marg Bromley of St. John's and Judy Gillam of Corner Brook finished seventh overall with a 518 total.

The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) individual senior women's championship concludes today, and it will take a huge comeback on the part of someone to overtake Little, who is in first place by a whopping 11 strokes.

Little, who is from Port Alberni, B.C., extended her five-stroke first-round lead by shooting an even-par 71 on Wednesday, giving her a two-day total of 147.

Palahniuk, Cheryl Damphousse of Amherstburg, Ont., and Alyson Martin of Vancouver are tied for second at 158 after shooting 77, 78, 79 respectively on Wednesday.

Peters remained the top Newfoundlander and her top-10 placing by shooting her second consecutive 81 Wednesday, putting her in a tie for ninth at 162, 15 strokes behind Little.

Defending champion Alison Murdoch of B.C., who is looking for a record fifth national senior title is tied for 14th. Martin leads all players in the super-senior (60-plus) sub-category. The overall championship is for golfers 50 and over.

Despite a downpour and fog that caused a delay in the morning rounds, scores Wednesday were considerably lower than they were during Tuesday's wind-affected first round. The average score Wednesday was 85.6, a full four strokes lower than the prior day

The championship winds up today, with the top finisher from the 91-player tour walking away with the Ada McKenzie Trophy and a berth in the USGA senior women's championship next month in Tulsa, Okla.

The scores of other players from this province:

Gillam (84 on Wednesday, 174 total, tied for 47th)

Leonard (87, 183, 69th)

Sherilyn Beaton of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's (93, 185, tied for 72nd)

Bromley (86, 192, tied for 82nd)

Donnna Brenton of St. John's (96, 194, 86th).

Organizations: Royal Canadian Golf Association, Bally Haly Golf and Country Club, USGA

Geographic location: St. John's, British Columbia, Ontario Newfoundland and Labrador Corner Brook Port Alberni Amherstburg Vancouver Tulsa, Okla. Portugal Cove

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