Date: October 27, 2010

Battle lines drawn for Senior semi finals

Australian Women’s Senior Amateur Championship, Quarter Finals The stage is set for an exciting semi final battle at Commonwealth Golf Club as defending champion Sylvia Donohoe (NSW) faces top qualifier Robyn Puckett (USA) for a place in Friday s final. Puckett, who took the top spot in qualifying, defeated Mardi Dungey (WA) 6&5 before beating Ros Fisher (WA) 1up. Donohoe, who is shooting for a seventh Australian Women’s Senior Amateur title, had a comprehensive 7&5 win over Victorian Judy Bull before defeating Libby Day (VIC) 6&4. Lynne Townsend (NSW) and Josie Ryan will contest Thursday s second semi final. Townsend overcame New Zealander Robin Boniface 3&2 to reach the semi final while Ryan defeated Queensland s Wendy McConnell on the 19th hole. The semi finals begin on Thursday. Thursday semi finals: Robyn Puckett (USA) v Sylvia Donohoe (NSW) Lynne Townsend (NSW) v Josie Ryan (QLD) Australian Men’sSenior Match Play Championship, Quarter Finals Queensland s senior players hold three of the four semi final places at the Australian Men’sSenior Match Play Championship at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links. Chris Coats (QLD), the 2007 champion, will play New South Welshman Roy Vandersluis in the first of Thursday s semi finals while Queensland pair Ian Read and Colin Hallam will contest the other semi final. Vandersluis defeated 2008 champion Denis Dale 1up to make the semi final while Colin Hallam endured another marathon match, winning on the 19th hole against Graham Bowen (WA). Hallam battled until the 24th hole to beat John Beaumont (SA) in the second round. The semi finals begin on Thursday. Thursday semi finals: Chris Coats (QLD) v Roy Vandersluis (NSW) Colin Hallam (QLD) v Ian Read (QLD)