Date: October 22, 2009

Final four ready for Thirteenth battle

ROUND 3 (QUARTER FINAL) RESULTS In contrast with Round 2, conditions were perfect at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links as the final four competitors progressed from the Quarter Finals of the Australian Men&aposs Senior Match Play Championship. With previous champions Chris Coats (QLD) and Denis Dale (NSW) were defeated earlier in the week and a new champion will hold the trophy aloft. Tuesday&aposs conditions proved a severe test for the entire field as sand and win clouded the course but the weather gods smiled on Thirteenth Beach on Wednesday as blue sky broke through. Number 1 seed Stefan Albinski was the first through to the semi finals after a 4&2 win over Queensland&aposs Norm Way. Albinski has been in excellent form all week and will now face Queensland&aposs Ian Read in Thursday&aposs semi final. Read defeated Greg Corben (NSW) 2&1 to book his place in the final four. The second semi final will be between Russell Rogers (NSW) and Peter King (NSW). Rogers had an impressive 2up win over Grahame McDonald (QLD) while King made his way into the final four with a solid 1up win over Dave Morrison (NSW). The penultimate round of matches is on Thursday at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links. SEMI FINALS Stefan Albinski (NSW) v Ian Read (QLD) Russell Rogers (NSW) v Peter King (QLD)