Date: February 26, 2016
Author: Golf Victoria

Warragul Senior Amateur comes to an end

The 2016 Warragul senior amateur concluded this afternoon as 46 players headed out in pleasant afternoon conditions after Thursday's round one. At the conclusion of round one, both the men’s & women’s leaderboards were tight at the top setting the scene for a close finish in today’s final round.

In the women’s component, Susan Rose (Warragul) used her local knowledge to her advantage surviving a countback on 58 stableford points to win the stableford event by the narrowest of margins from a daily handicap of 18. Runner-up in the stableford event was another Warragul local in 20 marker Denyse Greening who missed out on the top prize in a tight finish. Local Warragul members took out the top four places in the women’s event, with Glenda Kelly capping off a great event for the club defending her title from last year with a scratch stableford score of 33 points.

In the men’s event, Warragul members featured heavily again, with John Bundle ensuring another win for the locals with a fine nett score of 145 from a daily handicap of 13. In the runner-up position was Hector Melo (Warragul) who survived a three way countback on 147 from a daily handicap of 26 to finish in second place.

In the gross championship, Cobram-Barooga’s Ross Percy led from start to finish to cap a dominant win with a two round total of 155. Percy finished well clear of the field with his nearest rival eight shots adrift in what was a comfortable victory. Ken O’Brien (Rossdale) finished runner-up on a countback with a score of 163.

Golf Victoria extends sincere thanks to Warragul GC for the hospitality shown to all players over the two days. The next event of the senior calendar commences on Monday 29 February at Cranbourne GC.

To view final results of today’s event, click here.