Anna Anderson chips to the green in the Ladies’ Short and Sweet Par-3 Challenge Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Whidbey Golf Club. (Photo by John Fisken)

Anna Anderson chips to the green in the Ladies’ Short and Sweet Par-3 Challenge Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Whidbey Golf Club. (Photo by John Fisken)

Rhodes, Franssen lead ladies’ par-3 golf tournament

The Short and Sweet Challenge usually takes place in March but was postponed because of COVID-19.

Oak Harbor High School’s Sara Rhodes and veteran local golfer Monique Franssen led the field at the Ladies’ Short and Sweet Par-3 Challenge Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Whidbey Golf Club.

Rhodes, a junior on the Wildcat golf team, shot a 61 to post the best gross score. Franssen’s 44 was the top net result.

The Short and Sweet Challenge usually takes place in March but was postponed because of the coronavirus. The Whidbey Golf Club Ladies’ Invitational, which was originally scheduled for earlier this summer, was rescheduled for Sept. 10 and 11. When it was canceled, the club was able to replace it with the Short and Sweet Challenge, according to Whidbey Golf Club pro David Phay.

“The ladies had a great time and enjoyed perfect weather,” Phay said. “All the holes were played at 100 yards or less, so that everyone had an opportunity to get on the green in one shot.”

Mimi Bommersbach finished one stroke behind Rhodes with a gross score of 62. Pamela Smith shot 63, and Franssen and Patricia Connors carded 64s.

In net scores, Connors and Jean Congdon finished second to Franssen with 46s. Paula Oldenburg nabbed fourth with a 51, and Rhodes, Eleanor Wright and Jane Behrman shot 52s.

Gross Results

1, Sara Rhodes, 61.

2, Mimi Boomersbach, 62.

3, Patricia Smith, 63.

T4, Monique Franssen, 64.

T4, Patricia Connors, 64.

6, Paula Oldenburg, 65.

7, Eleanor Wright, 66.

T8, Jean Congdon, 67.

T8, Anna Anderson, 67.

10, Diane Pierce, 69.

11, Jane Behrman, 72.

T12, Linda Haslund, 74.

T12, Linda Latham, 74.

14, Lynn Coffey, 75.

15, Ginny Moshier, 79.

16, Celia Horton, 88.

Net Results

1, Monique Franssen, 44.

T2, Patricia Connors, 46.

T2, Jean Congdon, 46.

4, Paula Oldenburg, 51.

T5, Jane Behrman, 52.

T5, Eleanor Wright, 52.

T5, Sara Rhodes, 52.

T8, Linda Haslund, 54.

T8, Anna Anderson, 54.

10, Diane Pierce, 55.

T11, Mimi Boomers-bach, 56.

T11, Pamela Smith, 56.

T11, Linda Latham, 56.

14, Lynn Coffey, 59.

15, Ginny Moshier, 66.

16, Celia Horton, 68.

Sara Rhodes, who carded the tournament’s best gross score, lines up a putt. (Photo by John Fisken)

Sara Rhodes, who carded the tournament’s best gross score, lines up a putt. (Photo by John Fisken)

Mimi Boomersbach scopes out a putt in the par-3 tournament. (Photo by John Fisken)

Mimi Boomersbach scopes out a putt in the par-3 tournament. (Photo by John Fisken)

Monique Franssen gets ready to putt last week. Franssen posted the tournament’s top net score. (Photo by John Fisken)

Monique Franssen gets ready to putt last week. Franssen posted the tournament’s top net score. (Photo by John Fisken)

Pam Smith taps in a putt. (Photo by John Fisken)

Pam Smith taps in a putt. (Photo by John Fisken)

Eleanor Wright looks over a putt. (Photo by John Fisken)

Eleanor Wright looks over a putt. (Photo by John Fisken)

Celia Horton strokes a long putt in last week’s match. (Photo by John Fisken)

Celia Horton strokes a long putt in last week’s match. (Photo by John Fisken)

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