Date: April 29, 2010

Albinski holds four stroke lead in Canberra

Stefan Albinski (NSW) increased his lead to four strokes in the second round of the Australian Men’sSenior Amateur Championship at Royal Canberra Golf Club. Albinski, the 2008 Australian Men’sSenior Amateur Champion, fired a 2-over par 74 in the tough westerly wind to sit at 1-under par. He has a four stroke break on fellow New South Welshman Roy Vandersluis at 3-over par, after he finished with a second round 4-over par 76 following his opening round 71. American Kemp Richardson moved from fifth place overnight into third with his second round 3-over par 75. The former British and US Senior Amateur champion is five strokes behind Albinski. Ross Bockman (NSW) is in a tie for fourth with Victorian pair Michael Jackson and Chris Tatt at 5-over par. Bockman shot the round of the day with a 1-over par 73. Rod Boyd (ACT) and Ian McPherson (WA) are in a tie for seventh place following the second round. The pair shot rounds of 75 and 76 respectively to be at 6-over par. Royal Canberra local Ross Bain is among four players including three time champion Tony Gresham (NSW) tied at 7-over par for the championship. Defending champion Rodney Barltrop (NZ) finished with a second round 78 to improve on his opening round 83 but is out of contention. Royal Canberra Golf Club last hosted the Australian Men’sSenior Amateur Championship 1987. Players must be 55 years and over to be eligible for the Championship. The third and final round begins on Friday.