The final round of the 2016 Northern Senior Amateur concluded this morning as 49 male & female senior golfers tackled the Northern GC layout. After 15mm’s of rain fell overnight, players faced a damp layout as play got underway. Fortunately, the overnight inclement weather improved into a mostly sunny morning.
After the first day’s play, pre-tournament favourites Helen Pascoe (Buninyong) and Ian Frost (Rich River) were looking to maintain their respective overnight leads with both the Men’s and Women’s nett championships also a tight affair heading into today’s final round.
In the Women’s nett event, Kooringal’s Heather Harley took out the top prize with a two round stableford total of 60 points. Tina Cowie (Tambo Valley) finished runner-up with a total of 49 points. In the stroke championship, Helen Pascoe was crowned the Women’s Northern Senior Amateur champion for 2016 with a fine two round gross stableford points total of 60 points. Local Northern member Colleen Potter finished runner-up with 23 points.
In the Men’s nett event, Sandhurst member Wayne Aigner fired a strong nett final round of 69 to finish the nett champion with a two round nett total of 143. Local Northern member Brian Smith finished runner-up just one shot shy on a total of 144.
Defending Northern Senior Amateur champion and overnight leader Ian Frost (Rich River) secured back to back titles after a final round 77 was enough to give the current Doug Bachli order of merit champion a three shot win. Rob Wallace finished runner-up after two solid rounds of 75 and 77 gave the Midlands local a 36-hole total of 152.
Attention now moves to the Bendigo Senior Amateur (Oct 6 -7), late entries are still available, interested players are advised to visit the tournament homepage to access and submit an entry form.
To view full results of the Northern Senior Amateur, click here.
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