The number 13 may be unlucky for some people, but it wasn’t for Kay Burton, who claimed win number 13 in the Halifax Country Club Ladies Club Championship on Sunday, and her seventh in a row.

Linda Collier was the club champion runner-up, and Rita Compton won the First Flight.

The Senior Club Championship also had a repeat winner in Lorene Womble, who won for the fourth time in the senior tournament’s five-year history.

Millie Witt was Senior Club Champion runner-up, and Carolyn Young won the First Flight.

A wet golf course as well as the competition combined to make this year’s win even more challenging, according to Burton.

“We’ve had so much rain. The rough is pretty high, and the greens are pretty fast,” said Burton, who held a six-stroke lead after the first day of competition.

With lightning fast greens and high roughs, Saturday proved to be a challenge, but Burton persevered to put herself into position for a solid round on Sunday.

“It was a little better today, and it was tough, but it all worked out.”

Womble was somewhat surprised at her win, when compared to last year.

“It was a surprise to me, because last year when I won I had a great year of golf,” said Womble.

“This year, I’ve had anything but a great year of golf, and so on Saturday when I scored an 81, I surprised myself.”

Ahead by two strokes entering Sunday, Womble found herself trailing by four strokes on the front nine but rallied for the win.

“I did not do well on the front nine, but I had a great back nine,” said Womble.

“I’m grateful, and I think the day has come where some of the younger girls can take over.

“I appreciate that I won this year. This may be my last year, and it’s been a great run.”

Doug Ford reports for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at

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