Karen Kindrachuk lines up a putt on her home course in the 23rd annual Baron Insurance Golf Tournament Saturday morning at Vernon Golf & Country Club.

Karen Kindrachuk lines up a putt on her home course in the 23rd annual Baron Insurance Golf Tournament Saturday morning at Vernon Golf & Country Club.

Kelowna tandem takes title

The Kelowna duo of Linda Palahniuk and Melanie Grant carded a 2-over 76 to win the 23rd annual Baron Insurance Ladies Open Saturday at the Vernon Golf & Country Club.

There was a field of 82 players in the two-ball tournament, including teams from Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops and throughout the Okanagan.

Hole-in-one prizes of a new car from Sunshine Honda and $10,000 cash from AXA Pacific Insurance went unclaimed.

The low net winners were Vernon’s Linda Irwin and Wendy Robinson, at 65. Both the low gross and low net champons received valuable coin sets.

Debbie Cross and Paula Thorburn took second low gross at 78, followed by Vernon’s Maureen Turner and Annette McIntyre at 79 (retrogression) and Gwen Redfer and Valerie Eibner. Ans Kirwin and Wilma DeJong were fifth at 81.

Maria Smith and Rae Jensen took second low net at 66 (retro) with Nancy Kurbis and Jayne Hackman of Vernon third at 66. Joanne Keis and Trudy Walker were fourth at 66, followed by Gail Fairburn and Rita Usher of Vernon at 66.

Deuces were registered by Fairburn, Walker, Sandi Harder, Suzanne Hocevar, Lynn Webster, Theresa Kwas, Jackie Jones and Fran Fowler.

KPs went to Walker, Cathy Zimmer and Kirwin.

Meanwhile, Rob Anderson of Kelowna won the fourth stop on the Callaway IPGA Tour at Kelowna Golf and Country Club on Monday.

The host pro fired a fantastic round of 7-under 65 to win by five strokes, earning $550 and moving into first place on the Order of Merit with 111 points.

Brad Kennell (Shadow Ridge) and Clay Stothers shared second place with 70s, while Myles Johnson (Spallumcheen) and Dale Machesney of Salmon Arm tied for fourth at 71.

Next event is Monday with the annual Callaway Pro-Am Shoot Out at Black Mountain in Kelowna.