Kristi Bilkey snares second Bendigo Advertiser Cup at Bendigo Golf Cl;ub

Kristi Bilkey is the Bendigo Golf Club champion for a second time. Picture: KIERAN ILES

Kristi Bilkey is the Bendigo Golf Club champion for a second time. Picture: KIERAN ILES

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Jenni Bilkey prevails in mother-daughter Advertiser Cup encounter at Bendigo Golf Club

KRISTI Bilkey has turned the tables on her mother Jenni to win her second Bendigo Advertiser Cup as the Bendigo Golf Club's A-grade champion.

A second straight classic mother versus daughter battle ended with Kristi capturing the title, four up with three holes to play.

It was the 20-year-old's second Bendigo Advertiser Cup win following her victory in 2015.

Jenni started Thursday's final in search of her fifth A-grade crown, but was outgunned by Kristi, who finished at one over for the day. 

Kristi was relieved to get the win after coming agonisingly close last year, when beaten on the 18th hole.

"Especially against mum - it was a pretty close game to start with, but I slipped a few birdies in there which helped," she said.

"It was very intense last year, so it was good to get the win this time.

"For me today (Thursday) was about hitting the greens - if I did that I put the pressure on mum.

"It wasn't as close as last year, so those birdies really helped."

Kristi, who plays off a handicap of three and has been as low as one, came into the tournament not having played as much golf as she would have liked, with work and university studies taking precedence.

She produced arguably her best golf of the day on the par five 13th hole, reaching the green in two shots and clinching a birdie.

It was an effort that left even her mother stunned.

"The golf you (Kristy) are playing is unbelievable," Jenni said.

"It's actually scary to play a tee shot after you have hit yours."

Kristi, who next plans on playing on a few tournaments across Victoria, capped a remarkable tournament by winning the Cook Trophy for the best nett score over two qualifying rounds.

She hoped to one-day surpass or at least equal her mother's four A-grade championship wins at the Bendigo Golf Club.

Jenni's four wins came in 2005, 2009, 2012 and last year.

In other results, Andrea Kelly finished one-up on defending champion Lyn Harding to win the B-grade title, while Wendy Oster defeated Tess Cooney 4/3 to claim the C-grade championship.

The C-grade clash for the Mrs Douglass Cup was highlighted by some high-calibre putting from both players.

Kelly (158) and Cooney (123) were the respective B and C-grade aggregate winners.

CHAMPIONS LINE UP: Wendy Oster (C-grade), Kristi Bilkey (A-grade) and Andrea Kelly (B-grade) at the Bendigo Golf Club. Picture: KIERAN ILES

CHAMPIONS LINE UP: Wendy Oster (C-grade), Kristi Bilkey (A-grade) and Andrea Kelly (B-grade) at the Bendigo Golf Club. Picture: KIERAN ILES