Ian Frost has claimed the 2015 Bendigo Senior Amateur title following the final round at Bendigo Golf Club this morning. Like yesterday the conditions were again typical of a Central Victorian Spring, warm sun with a light breeze to keep the players cool.
The Bendigo member closed with another four under par 68, a near exact replica of his round yesterday afternoon. His nearest rival was Ken O’Brien who played with Frost in the round today, who returned 72 this morning to take out second place ten shots back on 146.
Frost is currently leading the Doug Bachli Trophy this year notching up a recent victory at Kingston Heath and interstate at the South Australia and Queensland Senior Amateur events. The race is on now for the title, with the results of the upcoming Victorian Senior Amateur potentially deciding the winner out of the pair.
Meanwhile, overnight leader and Bendigo member Lyn Lindsay was unable to play in this mornings’ round, allowing Alison Woodman to take the lead and eventually the top honours in the scratch stableford section with two rounds of 25-24 totalling 49 points. In the women’s stableford sector, Tina Cowie from Tambo Valley took home the winning prize with rounds of 33 and 36 points to be six points clear of Sandhurst’s Janine Foot. Tina plays in many Golf Victoria senior events across the year and was very pleased with her win.
Melton Valley’s Colin Gardner continued his tremendous golf, recording a 67 nett off a 13 handicap taking today’s nett honours ahead of familiar face Ignatius Duivenvoorden. Colin edged out Rossdale member Brian Gray by a single shot to take the 36 hole nett honours for the tournament.
The next event on the Golf Victoria senior calendar is the much anticipated Victorian Men’s and Women’s Senior Amateur being held at Bright and Myrtleford golf clubs.