MISSED OUT: Devonport’s Jane Donohue finished runner-up in the Australian Women’s Senior Amateur event in Western Australia yesterday.
DEVONPORT Golf Club member Jane Donohue has fallen agonisingly short of victory in the final of the Australian Women’s Senior Amateur event in Western Australia yesterday.
Playing in the super veterans plus category, Donohue lost the matchplay decider on the 18th hole against her opponent, Helen Craig, of Melville Glades Golf Club.
Speaking from the Gosnells Golf Club course, Donohue said an errant shot consigned her to defeat.
“I put my third shot in the water so I had to take a penalty,” she said.
“But I was pleased with the way I had performed this week as I hadn’t been playing particularly well in the lead-up.”
With support on the sidelines from fellow Devonport members Lu Proud and Kaye Morse, Donohue made a great start to the final, going two-up after six holes, but Craig fought back to square the ledger at the halfway mark, and was one-up after the 12th hole.
The two ladies were even heading into the last hole before Donohue’s chances landed in the water, handing the title to her younger opponent.
Donohue will now return home and prepare for the Tasmanian Senior Women’s Amateur event, but not before a well-deserved rest after two days of qualifying and three matchplay games.
She said she has no plans on slowing down just yet.
“It was my sixth straight day of golf because I practised on Sunday as well, but I’m worn out,” Donohue said.
“I’m looking forward to a good rest tonight.
“I hope I’ve got quite a few more years left at this level, but you never can tell.”
Donohue reached the final after a 4 and 2 semi-final win against Helen Edwards (Kwinana GC) on Thursday.
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