Bettencourt caps off year as Queensland champion

MANDURAH Country Club’s Hayley Bettencourt capped off a sensational year by winning the 2012 Queensland Open Amateur at Pacific Harbour Golf Club.

Bettencourt beat local player Ali Orchard in the 36-hole match play final after qualifying first in the 72-stroke play event by six shots. 

To cap off a spectacular week for the Mandurah local, Bettencourt shot a course record and had an incredible two holes in one.

Mandurah Country Club’s professional Gary Colquhoun said Bettencourt had been a part of the club for years.

“Hayley has been part of our junior golf program since the age of nine and her dedication and commitment to improving her golf has been outstanding,” he said.

“The success Hayley is now having is a result of these efforts.” 

The Queensland Amateur Open has capped off a fantastic year for Bettencourt who also won the NSW Amateur, Tasmanian Junior Open, junior division of the NT ladies Open and third in the Australian Junior championships. 

As well as her interstate success, Bettencourt won numerous Western Australian tournaments including local events, the Mandurah Junior Bowl and Pinjarra Ladies Amateur.

New club manager Grant Shortland- Jones said the club was a great place for female golfers.

“Mandurah Country Club has become a vibrant and social club for women golfers,” he said. “Hayley is a regular player in our ladies group and helps promote participation and enjoyment through all ages. 

“The whole club is extremely proud of her success.”

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