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Lucilla Caroline Victoria Harrison (nee Arthur)



Lucilla Caroline Victoria Harrison (nee Arthur)

Member 1989

1 April 1888 - 27 April 1964

Since its inception in 1894, the Australian Ladies Amateur Golf Championship has been won by only 3 Tasmanians. In 1913, Lucilla Harrison became the second when she won the title at the Sandringham Course in Melbourne with a three round total of 269, including a championship winning third round of 84 to give her a resounding 5 stroke win.

The win surprised the Victorian press of the day but not Lucilla's supporters in Tasmania, because they knew she had already won 5 state singles titles 1904, 1905, 1908, 1911 and 1912. Added to this great record, she was also the dominant player in Northern Tasmania where from 1903 to 1932 she won 15 singles championships.

Lucilla was a superb sportswoman and a pioneer in Tasmanian women's golf.