Date: August 31, 2018
Author: Golf Victoria

Tatt and Wall Maintain Leads at Bendigo

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Jane Wall (Barham) and Chris Tatt (Buninyong) have made the most of the last day of winter, capitalising on their overnight leads to win the 2018 edition of the Bendigo Senior Amateur today in Central Victoria.

The men’s gross competition for a second year in a row was won by Chris Tatt who finished his round today with a very respectable 3-over par, taking his 36-hole total to a 9-over par 153. In his speech Tatt mentioned that he managed only 2 birdies for 36 holes, paying tribute to the good condition of the course and the role the weather played in adding to the difficulty of the event this year. Runner-up in this event sitting 3 shots back was John Kelly (Metropolitan) who posted a 5-over 77 in today’s round for a total of 9-over for the tournament.

In the men’s nett competition, John Hoare (Pakenham) took advantage of his overnight lead and recorded an even nett 72, adding to his sensational 62 yesterday for a 134 total for 36-holes. Local Ken Giovanetti (Bendigo) fell just short of the winning score, chasing Hoare’s first round score he posted a nett 66 today, taking home nett runner up with a total of 140 for the tournament.

In the women’s scratch stableford event, Jane Wall (Barham) was too good from the outset, another consistent 30 points from her +2 handicap saw her finishing with 62 points after 36-holes. This is Jane’s first ever senior event, and noted in her speech that she looks forward to playing more events now she is eligible.  Familiar face to the senior events Noelle Hartnett (Rossdale) posted 19 scratch points and finished the tournament in the runner-up position.

In the women’s stableford competition, Kerry Scales (Port Fairy) kept her campaign moving in the right direction with a score of 35 points today, adding to her leading score of 39 yesterday recorded a total of 74 points to win by a single point over Faye Plumridge (Riversdale) who scored equal high round of 37 points today.

Thanks to all players for participating in what was an excellent event. A total of 55 players competed this year and we hope to see this grow even more next year with the change of date.

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