Region’s best golfers return for women’s amateur

The Nanaimo Women’s Mid-Island Amateur golf tournament tees off this Saturday and Sunday (June 2-3) at the Nanaimo Golf Club.

Gloria Shabbits

Gloria Shabbits

It’s the toughest test in tournament golf for women of the region, and it keeps them coming back every year.

The Nanaimo Women’s Mid-Island Amateur golf tournament tees off this Saturday and Sunday (June 2-3) at the Nanaimo Golf Club.

Defending champion Christina Proteau of Port Alberni is the favourite, but she’ll be challenged by a field that includes four other former tournament winners: Alison Murdoch and Penny Baziuk of Victoria and Georgina Hermans and Jennifer Simons of Nanaimo.

Other Nanaimoites in contention are Kim Evans and 13-year-old Shirin Anjarwalla.

Prizes will be awarded to both low-gross and low-net winners and the top hole-in-one prize this year is a 2012 Buick Verano from Laird Wheaton GM.