It was a nail-biting finish in all sections today, at the final round of the second Sandhurst Senior Amateur.
Gordon Claney (Kingston Heath) capitalised on his overnight share of the lead to take home the title by three shots from friendly rival Ian Frost (Rich River). In perfect conditions on the challenging Champions Course, Claney carded a 1 over 73 for a two round total of 147 to claim victory. Both players have been finding great success recently, travelling around the state and overseas playing great golf and showcasing their skills.
Howlong member Allen Brown demonstrated solid form with a narrow single shot lead on the field to win the nett section. The 10 marker carded fantastic rounds of nett 73 and 70 for a 36-hole total of 143. Trailing Allen was Stephen McConville, the 15 marker from Centenary Park in second position and Wayne Phillips (Gardiners Run) a further shot back on 145.
In the women’s section, Helen Pascoe (Buninyong) finished with 55 Scratch Stableford points to win by 7 points from Heather Harley (Kooringal on 48 points. These ladies aren’t strangers to each other, often meeting in the last round of events to challenge each other to the last hole.
Local lady Nola Ryalls claimed the Stableford section, with a two round total of 64 points, edging out Harley and club compatriot Sharon Thompson for the win by one point
Thank you to the Sandhurst Club for a true test of golf on their 36-hole manicured layout. The next event on the Senior calendar is the Lang Lang Senior Amateur, being held Monday 12 September.
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