Date: November 15, 2018
Author: Golf Australia

Round 1 complete at Moyne Senior Classic

Geoff Charnley (Rossdale) and Michelle Craigie (Huntingdale) have taken the overnight leads in the 2018 Moyne Senior Classic.

The first round kicked off in tremendous conditions with a full field taking to the picturesque links course.

The event is the last on the 2018 Men’s Senior Order of Merit, with the last event of the women’s calendar taking place at Warrnambool over the past two days. Presentations will take place at the dinner this evening.

Current Doug Bachli trophy leader Geoff Charnley will be looking to finish off his year in style as he leads the men’s gross by a mere shot.

Charnley holds a 14 point lead over Ian McCleary (Kooringal) in the order of merit and a win tomorrow would secure victory.

Closely behind Charnley is Kingston Heath’s Gordon Claney.

Claney finished with a one over par 73. McCleary is the next best with 74 and will be joined in the final group by The National’s Guy Krall who also finished with 74.

In the men’s nett section, Alan Buckley (Commonwealth) produced a magnificent 69 nett off a handicap of 10. Buckley leads by two shots over a host of players on 71 including Greg Palmer (Buninyong), Wayne Aigner (Sandhurst), Guy Krall (The National), Steve Carroll (Heritage), Gary Johnstone (Belvoir Park) and Barry Webb (Yarrawonga).

The women’s scratch stableford is a close contest with four players all within two shots. Michelle Craigie finished with 25 to give her a slender one shot lead over Yarrawonga’s Sue Dawes. Tied for third a further shot back is Jill Morrison (Midlands) and Helen Drake (Dorset). The four players will be grouped together for tomorrow’s round.

Morrison and Drake are tied for the lead in the overall stableford event. The pair finished with 34 points. Three players are a further shot back on 33 points including Susan Shorten (Ballarat), Faye Plumridge (Riverside) and Michelle Craigie.

Play will begin from 8:30am in the morning.

Click here for the full leaderboard and here for photos from today.