Ray Walker from the Chirnside Park Golf Club has won the 2012 Moyne Senior Classic following the final round played over the Port Fairy Golf Club on Friday 23 November.
The windswept, links design once again played havoc for many, as players struggled through the unrelenting layout along the magnificent Southern Ocean. The 60-year-old fired an opened round 76 before closing with 73 today for a two round total of five over-par 149. Walker was able to make up the two stroke deficit after the first round to see off his nearest competitors by two shots to take home the title. Round one leader, Greg Welsh, closed with a final round 77 to sit in second position along with John Beaumont (Mt Gambier) and Chris Tatt (Buninyong).
Adrian Barr from The National Golf Club took the honors in the Nett section following consecutive rounds of 71 for a 36-hole total of 142 nett. Second place was taken home by Wayne Aigner (Narooma) off a handicap of 5 on a count back from Ignatius Duivenvoorden (Yarram). Both players were tied on 143 nett.
The final senior event for the year is the Senior Club Teams Championship at Sorrento Golf Club from the 6 – 7 of December.
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The first round of the Moyne Senior Classic teed off today at the picturesque Port Fariry Golf Club. 72 players took to the classic links layout that winds its way through unspoilt sand dunes along the beautiful Southern Ocean.
Colac’s Greg Welsh is the clubhouse leader with a stellar opening round of 74 on the par 72 layout. Starting on the 9th hole, Welsh went out in a three-over par 39 but finished in style with back to back birdies on 7 and 8 for a one-under 35 inward nine. Five players are tied second after rounds of 76 this afternoon, including the 36 hole leader in this year’s Victorian Senior Amateur Championship, Kevin Skehan of Victoria Golf Club. Chris Tatt (Buninyong) sits in outright third after a five-over 77 today.
Howlong member, Henk Van De Ven, is leading the way in the nett section after an impressive 68 nett off a handicap of 8. Following closely behind nett leader and trailing by just one shot is Alan Hunter (Thirteenth Beach) with 69 today. Adam Charleston and Ross Banks are a further shot adrift.
The Moyne Senior Classic is player’s last chance to gain Order of Merit Points for the Doug Bachli Trophy. The event concludes tomorrow with the second and final round at Port Fairy on the morning of Friday November 23rd.