Date: May 24, 2013
Author: Christy Collier

Brander wins NSW Senior C’ship

Friday 24 May 2013

The final matches were played today in the 2013 Women&aposs NSW Senior Championship at Manly Golf Club. Championship Deirdre Brander (Newcastle GC) has defeated Jacqui Morgan (Monash GC) 3/1. It has been an outstanding Championship for Brander, taking out Sylvia Donohoe in her match yesterday, and Morgan today. It is Brander&aposs fourth NSW Senior Championship, and she was understandibly thrilled with the victory. “I had to play my best today to beat Jacqui”, remarked Brander, “she&aposs a great player. I couldn&apost have done it without my caddie, my husband, who was an enormous support and great help”.

55-59 years Margaret Bain-Smith (Concord GC) def Maggie Hayes (Bermagui CC) 4/2.

60-64 years Nicky Moon (Federal GC) def Gae Larcombe (Manly GC) 1up.

65-69 years Liz Smyth (Royal Canberra GC) def Susan Wilson (Merewether GC) 5/4.

70+ years Joyce Williamson (Concord GC) def Gloria Hickey (Coffs Harbour GC) 3/2.

MATCH PLAY RESULTS Thursday 23 May 2013

SEMI FINALS In the upset of the Championship Deirdre Brander (Newcastle GC) beat seven-time champion Sylvia Donohoe (Narooma GC) 1up. Brander sunk a long putt on the 18th to secure the match. Jacqui Morgan (Monash GC) won her match against Suellen Barker (Avondale GC) 2/1. Brander and Morgan will battle it out for the Championship title tomorrow. Tee off is 8.40am. In the 55-59 years age category Maggie Hayes (Bermagui CC) was successful 5/3 over Pauline Jeffrey (Queanbeyan GC). In the other match Margaret Bain-Smith (Concord GC) defeated Jill Blenkey (Newcastle GC) 2up. Hayes and Bain-Smith will play each other in the Final tomorrow, kicking off at 8.30am. In the 60-64 years Nicky Moon (Federal GC) had a good win over Christine Marks (The Vintage GC) 3/2. Local Gae Larcombe (Manly GC) won her match against Charme Freeman (Bayview GC) 2up. Moon and Larcombe will contest the Final tomorrow at 8.20am. In the 65-69 year semi-finals the first match went down to the wire, Liz Smyth (Royal Canberra) the eventual winner 1up, knocking out Carol Hurst (Belmont GC). Susan Wilson (Newcastle GC) won the second semi-final defeating Dinah Nutchey-Robinson (Coffs Harbour GC) 3/2. Smyth and Wilson will battle it out in the Final tomorrow, starting at 8.10am. In the age category 70+ years Joyce Williamson (Concord GC) had a strong win over Bev Orme (Wakehurst GC) 8/6. Gloria Hickey (Coffs Harbour GC) also won her match comfortably, defeating Judy Jarman (Bayview GC) 7/5. Williamson and Hickey will contest the Final tomorrow at 8.00am this will be the third consecutive year these two have battled it out in this event. MATCH PLAY DRAW & RESULTS ————————————————————————————————— ROUND OF 8 This morning saw the top eight women contest the quarter finals match play of the 2013 Women’s NSW Senior Championship at Manly Golf Club. Number one qualifier Sylvia Donohoe (Narooma GC) won her match quite comfortably against Victoria Jellis (The Australian GC), winning 7/6. It was a much tighter contest in the second match, Deirdre Brander (Newcastle GC) eventually accounting for Lynne Townsend (Wollongong GC) 2/1. Jacqui Morgan (Monash GC) won her match 2/1, defeating Brenda Chalmers (Elanora CC). The final match saw Suellen Barker (Avondale GC) win 6/5 against Rhonda Magner (Concord GC). Images – Day 3

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Jacqui Morgan (Monash GC) had the best score of the day with a great round of 75. Morgan finished in the number two position with an overall score of 160. Finishing on top of the leader board after 36-holes was Sylvia Donohoe (Narooma GC) who shot 77 today for a total 156. Suellen Barker (Avondale GC) had another strong round with a score of 82, taking her tally to 167 and sitting in third position. Lynne Townsend (Wollongong GC) had 87 to take her total to 168 and see her finish in fourth place. The highlight of the day was a hole in one on the par three 15th hole by Chris Taylor from Royal Canberra Golf Club. The top eight place getters will now contest match play for the Championship, while the top four in each of the age categories will also contest match play. Match play will take place this Thursday and Friday at Manly Golf Club. The full draw can be found below. MATCH PLAY DRAW Congratulations to all those who participated yesterday and today. It was played with great enthusiasm and spirit. A full list of prize winners and results can be found below. PRIZE WINNERS FINAL RESULTS Championship Nett 55 to 59 years 60 to 64 years 65 to 69 years 70 + years Images – Day 2

Monday 20 May 2013

A crisp morning greeted 60 players to Manly Golf Club for the first day of play in the 2013 Women&aposs NSW Senior Championship. Many found the par 74 course challenging, with scores reflecting. Seven time champion Sylvia Donohoe (Narooma GC) leads the field with a score of 79, two ahead of Lynne Townsend (Wollongong GC) who finished on 81. Deirdre Brander (Newcastle GC) is in third position on 84, with Jacqui Morgan (Monash GC) and Suellen Barker (Avondale GC) a further shot behind. Tomorrow the second round of 18-holes will be played, kicking off at 7.30am. DRAW ROUND 2 Images – Day 1

Friday 17 May 2013

A field of 60 of the state’s best women senior amateur golfers will converge on Manly next week to contest the 2013 Women’s NSW Senior Championship being held at Manly Golf Club on Monday 20, Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May 2013. The Championship is played over 36-holes qualifying rounds, with the eight best scratch scores qualifying for the Senior Championship Match play.

  • Round 1 Monday 20 May 2013 18 holes stroke play
  • Round 2 Tuesday 21 May 2013 18 holes stroke play
  • Match play Round of 8 Thursday 23 May 2013
  • Match play Semi Final – Thursday 23 May 2013
  • Match play FINAL – Friday 24 May 2013

Draws for rounds one and two and player information are available HERE. Match play draws will be conducted after the 36-hole stroke play. For players who do not qualify in the Senior Championship Match Play, there is also match play broken down by age category:

  • Age 55 to 59 – four to qualify for match play
  • Age 60 to 64 – four to qualify for match play
  • Age 65 to 69 – four to qualify for match play
  • Age 70 plus – four to qualify for match play

There are a number of prizes awarded for the Championship, including NSW Senior Championship (Overall winner); Division A (55-59 years); Division B (60-64 years); Division C (65-70 years); Division D (70 years and over) and daily scratch and nett prizes. The event is also the final event of the 2012 / 2013 Women’s NSW Senior Order of Merit (SOOM) an aggregate competition whereby entrants participate in nominated events throughout the year. Depending on the scratch score and their placing in the event (in competition with other registered senior golfers) registered participants receive points. The winner of the annual SOOM Trophy will be the registered player who accumulates the highest number of points from her best eight results for the SOOM events listed. The presentation of the Women’s NSW Senior Order of Merit and 36-hole stroke trophies will be at the completion of play on Tuesday 21 May 2013. Trophies for the 2013 Women’s NSW Senior Championship will be presented on the last day of play, Friday 24 May 2013. Both presentations will take place at Manly Golf Club. Draws, results and reports will be available daily on the Golf NSW website. For further information, please contact Christy Collier, Events Manager on: Phone: + 61 2 9505 9105 or 0412 653 000 E-mail: Christy Collier