Rossdale Golf Club has won the 2012 Victorian Senior Club Teams Championship played at the Sorrento Golf Club on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula after the final round was played this morning.
In what was to say the least, perfect playing conditions today, it was consistent performances across all three rounds that led to Rossdale taking out the team’s title.
Trailing by five shots heading into the final round, the three-man team of Tony Hyde, Kerry Boehm and Trevor Wood returned a two-round team score of 313 to win on a count back from Rosanna A. Woodlands Golf Club finished third, a further eight stokes adrift on 321.
On the perfectly manicured, tea tree-lined Sorrento layout where accuracy from the tee to green is essential, the final round saw three-marker, Tony Hyde, lead the way with 76. Hyde was well supported by Boehm and Wood who both chimed in with 80 this morning. Hyde helped set the platform on the opening day with a round of 75, while Wood as a late substitution contributed to the team’s success with 82 yesterday.
The Sorrento Cobras finished on a two round total of 283, beating their nearest competitors, Woodlands, by a comfortable five shots to win the nett section. The team’s victory was set up yesterday with Robin Delves and Andy Callander firing 63 and 67 respectively. The team battled this morning after Delves returned 76, Callander 77, and John Foley 78, but their fifteen shot buffer after the opening round proved too much for the remainder of the field.
Wayne Aigner (Narooma), Paul Fink (Hidden Valley) and John Hoare (Trafalgar) finished the championship with a 36-hole gross total of 312 to take the Shield title for 2012. Aigner fired a five-over par 75 around the tricky layout today, while Fink shot 80, and Hoare 89. The nett section in the Shield was taken out by the Sorrento Vipers with 290 nett.
Howlong’s Tony Briers won the trophy for the best 36-hole gross tally with rounds of 78 and 73 for a total of 151, notching out Wayne Aigner on a count back. Best individual nett honours for the Championship was superbly won by Daniel Hayes of Woodlands. Playing from a handicap of 10, Hayes returned two solid rounds of 69 and 70, defeating local member Robin Delves on a count back.
Rosanna A hold a modest four shot lead after the opening round of the 2012 Victorian Senior Club Teams Championship was played at the superb Sorrento Golf Club on Thursday December 6th.
The 36-hole aggregate event incorporates the Victorian Senior Club Teams Championship and the Victorian Senior Teams Shield. The Club Teams section is limited to players that are members of the same club, while the Shield is open to all teams including those comprising players from different clubs. In both sections, it is the best two scores to count each day from the team of three players.
On a mostly sunny afternoon, players found the undulating, tea tree-lined Sorrento layout a challenge in the chase for the 2012 title. Rosanna A is leading the way on an aggregate score of 153 gross. Led by scratch marker, Don Hendry, who returned a five over-par 75 from his opening round, Rosanna heads the second placed Rossdale who finished on 157. Woodlands currently sit in third position, five shots adrift heading into the final round.
Sorrento Golf Club hold a formidable fourteen shot lead over Woodlands in the nett section after a team score of 130 nett this afternoon. Kew and the Sorrento Vipers sit in third position and will need to make up the near impossible fifteen shot deficit tomorrow morning to have any hope of notching out the round one leaders.
Local member, Robin Delves is the clubhouse leader in the individual nett section with a stellar opening round of 63 nett (handicap 15) on the par 70 layout. Starting on the 5th hole, Delves carded an outward nine of three over-par 39 before coming home with a five-over par 39 to finish with 78 gross.
Tonight’s presentation dinner will reveal the 2012 Doug Bachli Trophy winner and the Senior order of Merit champion for the year.
The 2012 Championship concludes with the final round at Sorrento on the morning of Friday December 7.