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Burton completes sweep at Halifax Country Club

Kay Burton completed what she started two weeks ago with a win Sunday at the Halifax Country Club championships, matching her win the prior weekend at Green’s Folly Golf Course and giving her a second career sweep of both championships.

Pat Crew finished second in the Championship Flight (low gross), and Carol Gravitt finished first in the First Flight, followed by Lorene Womble.

Rosalynde Robertson finished in first-place in the Second Flight ahead of Carolyn Young.

Burton first accomplished a sweep of both championships three years ago, but she noted this one was special.

“It feels great, better than the first one, and I don’t know why,” said Burton.

“I’ve wanted this for a long, long time, and I’ve worked really, really hard this year.”

Burton was three strokes ahead of Crew and four strokes ahead of Linda Lumsden after Saturday’s first round, and Burton shot her best score ever in a tournament, a 76, on Sunday to wrap up the tournament title.

“Today, everything went right.  I had a 76, which was unbelievable,” said Burton.

“It’s my best score in a tournament.

“I started playing good, making pars and birdies, and didn’t have any doubles today.”

A rain delay during Sunday’s round did not affect her play, Burton added.

“We had to sit out, but it didn’t affect me,” she explained.

“I thought it would, but I just got back out there and picked it right back up.”

Burton originally started playing golf at Green’s Folly, but she has grown accustomed to Halifax Country Club and its shorter, narrower fairways and smaller greens.

“It is intimidating to people because of that, but because I’ve been here for so long, I’ve gotten used to it,” said Burton.

“I used to like Green’s Folly better, but now I like the Country Club just as well.

“I think over here you have to keep your head down more than at Green’s Folly, because it’s not forgiving at all over here.”

“You have to hit the fairways and greens here.”

Burton dedicated her win to fellow HCC member and friend Polly Fitchlee, who fell ill over the weekend.

“My focus was greater today than yesterday,” Burton acknowledged.

“I told her (Fitchlee) I was going to play for her today.  “She told me to go out there and win, so this was going to be for her, and it was.”