Date: August 17, 2015
Author: Golf Victoria

Back to back senior wins for Claney

After watching Jason Day’s inspiring victory at the PGA Championship this morning, 81 players were revved up to compete at this years’ Metropolitan Plate. The morning started quite cold and wet but the skies quickly cleared up with only patches of sprinkling rain at various times during the day.

The magnificent par 72 layout, home of the Australian Masters in 2014, was once again presented in outstanding condition. Gordon Claney of Kingston Heath produced an outstanding 2 under par front nine and a 1 under par back nine to finish with a round of 69 to take this years’ top honours.

Gordon, who finished runner up to Stephen Wallace last year, has made it two wins in a row this week after his victory at Royal Melbourne on Friday. Mick Streit from Huntingdale finished second, one shot ahead of two players tied on 77, with a score of 76.

In the Handicap section, one-marker Michael Doutch from Woodlands finished with a solid nett 70, taking the top prize from Box Hill’s Gary Cornish with a nett score of 71.

The final round of the “August Senior Sand Belt Week” will take place at Commonwealth Golf Club tomorrow. With some overnight rain predicted, the forecast for the afternoon round looks more favourable to wrap up the series of events.