26 September, 2022
FNQ Frogs leap to the top
After a two-year hiatus, seven district teams of women golfers from across Queensland met at Middle Ridge Golf Club in Toowoomba to contest the Meg Nunn Salver with the FNQ team mostly comprised of Atherton locals, taking out the top spot.
The FNQ District has won the annual Inter-District Matchplay event on six previous occasions and the FNQ Frogs added another victory to the tally, narrowly defeating Brisbane District by one point.
The FNQ Frogs had five local Atherton Golf Club members, Amber Barker, Alicia English, Samantha Duck, Robin Beck and Jacqui Lambert who holed the winning putt on the final day. The sixth team member was Marion Wright from Half Moon Bay.
Wright has been a member of all seven winning teams – one short of the individual record – while Barker recorded her second win as she was in the winning team at Rockhampton in 2018.
Barker had an outstanding performance during the competition, winning five of the six matches.
Both the team captain Nikki Bruce and team manager Erina Williams were proud of the team’s performance, especially from first-time representatives Alicia, Samantha and Robin.
Next year’s tournament will now be held on home ground at the Atherton Golf Club and the Frogs are eager to defend their new title.
“The players are very excited to have the chance to defend their title on their home course and we are looking forward to the challenge,” Bruce said.