The Lang Lang Senior Amateur was contested this morning in blustery conditions.
An hour south-east of Melbourne, Lang Lang is a short but challenging course boasting tight fairways and tricky green complexes. Built on a sand base, the course was presented in excellent condition given the heavy rainfall in the past few weeks.
Ian Frost has recorded his fourth win of the year. After a lost ball off the first tee, the Bendigo member regrouped and carded a 77 off the stick in relatively tough conditions to win by two shots from Ken O’Brien of Rossdale. O’Brien’s back nine of 38 won him runner-up honours on a count-back from John Kelly of Metropolitan.
Paul Williams was able to master the wind, posted a 2 under par round of nett 68 to take the handicap title. The 12 marker from Kew was one of only two players to better their handicap on the par 70 course, winning by a single shot from Paul McConville from Centenary Park on a nett 69.
Sue Lush was the best today in the women’s scratch section. The Chirnside Park member had 19 scratch points to finish one better than Dorset Ladies’ Helen Drake. Kaye Price of Settlers Run won the women’s stableford with a solid score of 34 points. Local member Sue Van Gaal was her closest contender on 31 points and joined Price as the only scores above 30 points for the day.
The next event moves up to Northern Golf Club next Monday (25) and Tuesday (26) for the Northern Senior Amateur.
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