Date: March 17, 2014

Stellar Scores at Sorrento

The Victorian Four-Ball Championship is the largest amateur golf event conducted in Victoria in terms of participation. It is great opportunity for club golfers to participate in a State level event, regardless of their geographic location, age or handicap level. Played in two parts, pairs compete in one or multiple 18-Hole regional qualifying rounds for a place in the 36-Hole final held in mid-March.

The first round of the Final was held today at Sorrento Golf Club with a total field of 182 players. The course was presented in immaculate condition with firm greens and pristine fairways after hosting the Audi Sorrento Charity Pro-Am last Sunday.

Fraser Gough (RACV Cape Schanck, h’cap 10) and partner Richard Eriksson (Metropolitan Fire Brigade, h’cap 15) are leading the Men’s field with a fantastic score of 48 points, closely followed by John Rucinski (Cranbourne, h’cap 9) and Leszek Kunc (Spring Valley, h’cap 12) on 46 points. 

In the Women’s field, Patricia Smiles and Jenny Foster are looking to defend their title from last year. The Mansfield pair, off handicaps of 22 and 26 respectively, shot out of the blocks this afternoon with a score of 44 points. Hot on their tails are Carol Scarff (h’cap 11) and Ledesi Hughes (h’cap 20) from Devilbend a mere shot behind on 43 points.

The second and final round will be played tomorrow at The National Golf Club on the Ocean Course with two multi-tee starts at 7:45 am and 1:00 pm. Presentations for the Women’s and Men’s Trophies will be held in the clubhouse at approximately 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm respectively.

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