Date: May 16, 2019
Author: Emmanuel Aravanis

Barltrop claims NSW Senior Classic

Michael Barltrop of Royal Auckland & Grange GC (NZ) has defended his title going back-to-back winning the 2019 NSW Senior Classic.

For the second consecutive year, Barltrop has prevailed victorious in the 54 hole event which is played in conjunction with The Lakes Seniors, The Australian Seniors and Avondale Seniors. 

Trailing overnight leader Geoff Cranfield (Long Reef GC) by five shots, he slowly chipped away at the deficit and when Cranfield found trouble on the 11th Hole, Barltrop found himself in the lead and continued to pull away from the field and record and excellent round of 71 and finsih on a total of 221 to win by four shots.

Geoff Cranfield held on for second in the NSW Senior classic finishing at a total of 225 with Michael Musgrave (Toronto GC) finishing in third place with 229.

Congratulation to all the winners and full results can be found on links below.



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Michael Barltrop (Royal Auckland & Grange GC) has claimed The Avondale Senior Medal with an impressive round of 71 to win by 3 shots over local member Richard Greville (Avondale GC) and Adam Cornell (Royal Sydney GC) who both had 74.

With three bogeys and three birdies on his scorecard, Baltrop was in control of his game and looked comfortable on the Avondale layout to secure the SOOM event win.



Geoff Cranfield has picked up his second SOOM event win in as many days claiming The Australian Senior Medal to take a commanding lead 4 shot lead in the 54 hole NSW Senior Classic after round 2.

Cranfield was in fine form posting another strong round on 72 at The Australian GC, holding off Bardwell Valley's Lester Peterson who finished one shot behind with 73. Michael Barltrop and Stephen Valentine (Kew GC) followed close behind with solid rounds of 74.



Geoff Cranfield of Long Reef GC took out The Lakes Senior Medal with an impressive round of 73. Toronto Golf Club's Michael Musgrove was only 1 shot behind in second with a brilliant 74 followed by Roy Vandersluis (The Lakes GC), Christopher Winslade (Yowani CC) and New Zealand's Michael Barltrop who all had 76.