31 May, 2022
Baker crowned champion golfer
ATHERTON golfer Amber Barker has returned to her home course a champion after the Queensland Women’s Country Championships were played in Cairns recently.
The Atherton ladies had a team of 11 including Barker, travel to Cairns to play in the championships against golfers from around the region.
Games were due to be played at both the Cairns Golf club and Half Moon Bay golf club in Yorkey’s Knob, however due to a recent deluge of rain, games were unable to be held at the Cairns course.
Barker fired a 4-over par 74 to win the country championship by a single shot with Sarah Antcliff from Yeppoon shooting a 5-over par 75 to finish runner-up. Barker was ecstatic with her win after consistent play on the Half Moon Bay “Dry 9” layout.
The Foursomes were hotly contested and won by Sarah and Bernadette Antcliff from Yeppoon in a playoff against Atherton’s Alicia English and Sam Duck.