© Katie Brickman
Lori Boyle, left was the champion and Marlyce Searcy was the runner up in the ladies city golf tournament held at the Hillcrest Golf Course on Tuesday and the Lynbrook Golf Course on Wednesday. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman
After healing a broken wrist and ankle, it was top of the leader board for Lori Boyle.
“Now that I’m healed, everything is good,” said Boyle after the win. “I like to play every year, but because of the broken ankle and wrist, I wasn’t able to.”
Boyle was named the ladies’ city champion at the Lynbrook Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon. She shot an 82 the first day at the Hillcrest Golf Course and an 80 on the second day for a total score of 162 for the tournament. Marylce Searcy was the runner-up after winning back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011. Searcy shot an 88 the first day, but had some difficulties on the second day and finished with a 98 score for a total of 186.
“It is awesome,” Boyle said of being back on the course. “I’m still not up to my potential.”
The ladies had two good days of golf at the two local clubs as they battled with the heat and humidity on Tuesday and then some rain on Wednesday. However, Boyle and Searcy felt the greens were good on both courses.
“It was definitely easier to play together because there was no heat,” said Boyle. “But the greens were fine.”
The competition level is high, but it also brings the two clubs together for a couple rounds of golf.
“It is not cut throat,” stated Searcy. “One of the nice things about this tournament is that it brings the two golf clubs together.”
Although Searcy knew she was in tough with Boyle back in the mix at the tournament, the Hillcrest member was excited to be in the hunt after the first day.
“It is really exciting,” Searcy said of placing second. “I struggled today, but I was glad that I managed to come through. Lori is such a pleasure to golf with and we don’t get enough opportunities. I learn from her every time I play with her.”
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