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Leesa takes out open

FROM the vast brown paddocks of her farm to the manicured greens of the Biloela golf course, Monto dairy farmer Leesa Ison conquers all.

Ison took out the A grade Biloela Golf Club ladies Open Championships on Saturday by three shots from Biloela young gun Casey Spillman.

Ison said she didn't know she had won until after seeing the scores in the clubhouse after finishing her final round.

The farmer, who was up at in the early hours to milk cows before heading over the range to Biloela, was modest about her win.

“It was good - it made the trip worthwhile,” Ison under-stated.

The 39-year-old, who plays off a handicap of 8, has had a golden run at tournaments she has played at this year.

Ison has just about won a tournament every month since March, claiming opens at Gayndah, Gin Gin and Eidsvold, with Mundubbera her only unsuccessful stint on the fairways.

Ison told Central Telegraph she puts the run of form, as well as reducing her handicap from 12 to 8, to some coaching from golf pros from Hervey Bay.

The Monto Golf Club invited the Pros over and the rest, as they say, is history, in the form of winning score sheets.

The golfer with the golden swing said the pros helped her with her alignment and hitting the ball straighter and where she wanted it to go.

Ison said she took up golf a decade ago, at a time when she played a lot of sports including indoor cricket and tennis.

Golf is the last sport standing.

It's all she has time for outside of milking 130 cows.

“It's a good challenge,” Ison said of the sport.

Along with tournaments, she plays twice a week at local competitions on her home course.


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