THE Forbes Cup, now in its 59th year, attracted players from 22 clubs across Victoria for the annual golf tournament.
On Friday teams of four from the same club battled it out for the coveted trophy.
With cloudless skies and little wind, 104 players and 26 teams tackled the Chalambar course in almost perfect conditions.
This year Camperdown took the crown in a very close contest.
Their nett score was 298, just three strokes ahead of the team from Commonwealth on 301.
Hamilton and The National shared equal third place on 303 nett.
Ararat Ladies captain Gayle Dadswell said numbers were up on the previous year, which was encouraging.
"Last year we only had 18 teams so it was good numbers," she said.
"We had a few first time clubs - I think we had four clubs that came and visited us for the competition for the first time and I think all of them said they hoped they'd be back next year."
The teams from Ararat held their own against the other clubs.
"Our girls were middle of the range and finished mid-field," Ms Dadswell said.
"We had lots of competition on the course. It was very close."
The A Grade stroke winner was Helen Pascoe from Buninyong on 80, one stroke better than former Chalambar champion Ellen Pollock who now plays in Melbourne for Commonwealth.
B and C grades were won by Sandi Dent from The National and Barbara Hill from East Framlingham respectively.
The Handicap sections were taken out by Kate Cornelissen, Terang (A Grade), Ronda McAllister, The National (B Grade) and Liz Fry, Camperdown (C Grade).
Thursday saw 96 ladies competing in a 4BBB Stableford split into two divisions.
The duo from Commonwealth - Judy Bull and Paula Christison - claimed Division 1 with 43 points ahead of Lee-Ann McMahon and Brenda Richardson from East Framlingham on 41.
Division 2 honours went to the Willaura pairing of Marianne Easton and Lisa Heard who posted the best score of the day of 46 points.