Isabelle Mansfield wins 2018 Hawkesbury Classic golf tournament

Isabelle Mansfield said she was pleasantly surprised when she won the Hawkesbury Classic. Picture: Geoff Jones
Isabelle Mansfield said she was pleasantly surprised when she won the Hawkesbury Classic. Picture: Geoff Jones

AFTER a miserable 2017 tournament, the ladies who competed in last week’s Hawkesbury Classic golf tournament were blessed with great weather over all three days.

The competition, won by Faulconbridge golfer Isabelle Mansfield, was played at Richmond, Lynwood and Windsor golf courses from Tuesday to Thursday.

Mansfield said she had a great time playing in the tournament and said she surprised herself after winning it.

“It was my first time playing in the tournament, any tournament really,” she said.

“I was a bit shocked at first, I was very nervous after I saw how I went originally.

“I didn't think I'd have such a good round, especially over all three rounds.”

Mansfield described herself as a casual golfer, but said after winning the tournament she had started looking for a few other ones to play in.

She said before the classic her handicap was 12.4 and it had now dropped to 9.3.

Mansfield took a year off golf last year to focus on her year 12 studies, and now works three jobs and in her spare time enjoys a round of golf.

“I've been playing since I was 7, it was a hobby when I first started,” she said.

“Now that school is over, I take it a bit more seriously, but I still am mostly interested in getting out there and having a good time.”

One of the organisers of the classic, Carolyn Lozier, said the golfers were grateful that the weather held off for the tournament.

Richmond Golf Club’s Yvonne Mudiman was the scratch winner from the tournament.