Ladies Invitational golf tourney benefits ESCADV

Gigi Smith, left, and Andi Grant, center, were first place winners in the gross division at the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club with a 71. Ladies Invitational co-chairman Barbara Murphy is pictured at right.

The Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club Ladies Invitational was held Tuesday, Aug. 22, with 44 golfers coming from many miles away and many making it an annual affair.

Sponsored by the Ladies Golf Association at the club, proceeds go to the Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Barbara Murphy, a co-chairman of the event along with Peaches Dodge, thanked the staff of the ESY&CC, who held the awards ceremony in the clubhouse.

Gigi Smith and Andi Grant, from the Virginia Beach National Golf Club, won first place gross with a 71.

Susan Daugherty and Laura Dibbern, from Nutters Crossing in Salisbury, Md., were first place net winners with a 59.

Mary Beth Huneke, of Richmond, and April Dampier, of Chester, Va., placed second in the gross division with a 76. Joy Cimburke and Sandy Lee were third gross with a 76, based on a tiebreaker.

Cimburke hails from The Crossings Golf Club in Richmond, and Lee is from Mill Quarter Plantation, Powhatan, Va.

Earning second place in the the net division were Jennifer Frieman and Laurie Haugh with a 59, based on a tiebreaker. The ESY&CC’s own Barbara Murphy and Susan Duer were third, also with a 59.

Margie Byrd, of the ESY&CC, won closest to the pin on hole 13 with a shot that stopped 13 feet, 5 inches from the pin.

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