Date: August 15, 2014

Tippett back in a familiar position

Barry Tippett (13th Beach) has played some consistent golf to claim the 2014 Royal Melbourne Senior Amateur. Tippett fired a four over 76 to continue on his winning ways. Barry was lucky enough to birdie his last hole, the temporary 19th hole to claim victory on a countback. Runner up was South Australian John Keogh.

Not often do you get a beautiful sunny winter’s day in August, and to get it while playing Royal Melbourne is a very rare. But that’s exactly what greeted the 104 player’s in today’s Royal Melbourne Senior Amateur. Nothing but blue skies and a slight breeze made for a great day’s golf.

In the nett, Adam Charleston claimed the prize with a 71 nett off a handicap of 6 as John Keogh claimed the runner-up gross prize.

“Everything here at Royal Melbourne is first class” said Charleston.

A special presentation was made for the late Ray Barned, who sadly passed away on Wednesday. Ray was known to many of the player’s and they recognised him for his significant contribution towards golf, and in particular senior golf, within Victoria. As a sign of respect, players wore black ribbons while playing in today’s event.

Player’s will rest up over the weekend before the final two events on Monday and Tuesday at The Metropolitan Golf Club and Commonwealth Golf Club respectively.

For final results, please click here.