Golf Australia has announced the Australian Team to contest the 2017 Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Championship to be played at Royal Adelaide Golf Club from 18-20 October.
The six-man team to contest the event is Gordon Claney (Vic), John Davey (SA), Ian Frost (Vic), Kym Olsen (Vic), Greg Rhodes (Vic) and Steve Toyne (Qld).
Number one ranked Australian senior golfer and reigning Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Champion Greg Rhodes from Victoria will lead the charge after a stellar year on the Australian senior circuit. With 8 top 5 finishes in Australian Ranking Events, including 5 wins, Rhodes will be a valuable asset to the team.
Victoria’s Kym Olsen will join Rhodes, and is the current number 2 ranked senior golfer having won the Australian Men’s Senior Amateur, The National Senior Masters, and the Gold Coast Senior Amateur.
Gordon Claney (Vic), Steve Toyne (Qld) and Ian Frost (Vic) will don the green and gold for the second consecutive year, all having had consistent results in senior events.
South Australia’s John Davey is a newcomer to the team in 2017 and secured his place after five top 5 placings in senior ranking events, including second place at the Royal Melbourne Classic.
The Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Championship is played over 54-holes stroke play, and comprises an individual event with the team event in conjunction. In each round, the total of the four lowest scores constitutes the team score for the round. The three-day (54-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.
The event is organised by the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation and more information can be found at the following link – http://www.golf.org.au/event#/competition/1226315/info