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David Robb from Corowa has taken out the first senior event of the 2019 calendar at Sorrento Golf Club.
Robb was the best of the full field of 108 players who battled hot conditions for the second day in a row.
Rounds of 75 and 70 were enough to win the title by one shot from Gordon Claney (Kingston Heath), who put together two consistent rounds of 73.
Last year’s gross champion Greg Welsh from Colac has taken out this year’s nett title with a total of 140, including an impressive final round 68.
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A further two shots behind from 13thBeach was Tim Kirtley with a score of 142.
The Sorrento Senior Amateur is also the home of the Victorian Senior Club Team’s Championship, in which teams of three players from a nominated club have their aggregate gross and nett totals for the two-rounds put towards a team score.
The Gross title was claimed by the Kew team of Pancho DeNeefe, Steve Valentine and Mark Brasher combining for a team total of 467 and reclaiming the perpetual cup for Kew.
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Finishing in second place a further five shots behind was Guy Krall, Mark Stanford and James Honey from The National.
The Commonwealth team consisting of Alan Bullas, Sebastian Myer and Gabe Tokolyi took out the Nett teams title on a combined score of 448.
The championship was won by a final round countback over the team from 13thBeach consisting of Gary Anquetil, Alan Hunter and Tim Kirtley.
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Golf Australia would like to extend a big thank you to all players that have participated in events throughout 2018.
The next event and first in the new year will be the Keysborough Senior Amateur on Monday 7 January.