The 2017 National Senior Masters Championship continued today, as round two commenced for both the morning & afternoon fields on the testing Old Course layout. Both fields once again enjoyed ideal scoring conditions, with the trademark Mornington Peninsula coastal winds remaining relatively calm for the duration of the second round.
Kym Olsen is capitalising on his local knowledge and will lead the field going into the final round tomorrow. The National member has posted scores of 70 and 71 for a two-round total of three under the card 141, and leads the duo of fellow member Simon Bracegirdle and Martin Minogue of Lakelands (WA) by 4 shots. A further shot back and hot on their tails is the number one ranked Australian senior Greg Rhodes of Coomealla and local Mark Limon, both tied at 145.
Olsen and Minogue are also leading the nett charge at 3 under par scores of nett 141. They are joined by Ian Donaldson of Yering Meadows on nett 142 to be the only players in the field of 192 starters to better their handicaps over 36 holes. With the forecast set for another pearler day on the Peninsula, scores in the red are predicted for the final round.
It is shaping up as an exciting finale in both the nett & gross championships, with play commencing via two shotgun starts at 8:00am. The Peter Thomson designed Ocean Course will host the top 100 players who survived the second round cut, whilst the remaining 92 players will take to the host layout of the opening round, the Moonah course.
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