National squad member Brett Drewitt from Long Reef GC has won the 2012 Golf NSW Vardon Trophy after finishing the year with a scoring average of 69.78 from his 32 rounds contested. This is the second Vardon Trophy win for Drewitt after he claimed the award in 2011 as well. Drewitt s year was highlighted by outstanding performances in some of Australia s elite amateur events with a second place finish at the Tasmanian Open and a third placing at the Keperra Bowl. Drewitt was crowned NSW Amateur Champion after featuring in a playoff for the NSW Medal, had a top ten finish at the Golf SA Amateur Classic and qualified for the US Amateur amongst a busy schedule of events. Daniel Bringolf from The Australian GC improved on his third place in 2011 finish to be the 2012 Vardon Trophy Runner-Up with a scoring average of 69.89. Bringolf claimed victories at The Australian Cup and Pennant Hills Cup with scores of 69 and 70 respectively and featured in top ten finishes at The Tasmanian Open and Keperra Bowl. Bringolf rounded out his year with solid result at The City of Sydney Amateur, including a final round 66, before captaining his club side to the Eric Apperly Shield title. The top ten can be found below whilst the full list of Vardon averages can be found on the Vardon Trophy page Registrations for the 2013 Golf NSW Vardon Trophy are now open online. Information on how to register and competition details can be found on the Vardon Trophy webpage. Online registration is just $20 and with some of the competitions major events to be played over the upcoming weeks now is the best time to enter.
Author: Jon Shineberg