Inside Golf : Inside Golf September 2014
seniors www.insidegolf.com.au | September 2014 61 QUEENSLAND Toyne tops OOM NSW Senior Order of Merit Matt Dagger (Bonville GC) Gary Wells, Denis Dale, Greg McKay – 2014 Coffs Coast Senior Classic CoffS Coast Senior Classic: 52 seniors teed it up for the second playing of the 2014 Coffs Coast Senior Classic at two of the toughest courses in nSw - Coffs Harbour (slope rating of 140) and Bonville (144). Both courses were well presented with the tees just a little forward and the pins accessible and receptive to a well-played shot. Round one was at Coffs Harbour and RAE senior gary wells showed everyone how to play this tough course with a great round of one over par 71. wells drove straight all day and holed some tricky putts to open a two stroke lead over Denis Dale (73 - Twin Creeks) with a big gap of six strokes to a group of players tied for third on 79 that included Brian Baker (Cronulla), Martin Jolly (Tanilda Bay), geoff Shute (Dunheved) and greg McKay (Cabramatta). The final round was at Bonville from the challenging blue tees with a morning hit off. The best round belonged to greg McKay who putted beautifully for a score of one over par 73. Denis Dale ( Twin Creeks) and Cameron Fraser (Shoalhaven) were next best on 74. The overall 36-hole winner was the defending champion Denis Dale who again showed his liking for these courses with his rounds of 73 at Coffs and 74 at Bonville for a 36- hole total of 147. Joint runner ups were gary wells (71- 81=152) and greg McKay (79-73=152). Cabramatta Seniors: Mona Vale senior greg Stanford continued in his dominant fashion with another convincing win in the 2014 Cabramatta Senior Cup. once again the Cabramatta course was presented in excellent condition with well grassed fairways and the greens smooth and running at a good pace. To add to the challenge the pins were in their toughest spots. Cabramatta is considered one of the hardest courses on the nSw Senior order of Merit circuit and the scores this year once again proved it to be true for all but Stanford. A double bogey on his final hole was his only real blemish however a round of two over par 72 still gave him a four- stroke margin over local members Bryan Murray and greg McKay who returned scores of 76. Runner-up Bryan Murray recovered from a quadruple bogey 8 on his first hole and his round of 76 was one of determination to do well on his home course. Stanford’s easy win made it six nSw Senior order of Merit victories this year and he has maintained his lead in the 2014 nSw Senior order of Merit competition. Seaside Senior Classic: local member David Bagust won the 2014 Seaside Senior Classic at Port Macquarie golf Club. Bagust followed his opening round of 81 with an excellent final round of 75 for a 36-hole total of 156. This tied the score of Merewether’s garry Barber (76-80) with the trophy going to Bagust on a countback. There was a tie for third place between Cabramatta senior greg McKay (80-78) and Port Macquarie’s Brian Davison (79-79) with both golfers on a total of 158. More: www.golfnsw.org 2014 NSW Senior order of Merit Player Club Events Best 14 1 greg Stanford Mona Vale 18 1469 2 Denis Dale Twin Creeks 17 1431 3 Dale Tapper Bayview 14 1392 4 Paul Day Kooindah waters 14 1217 5 Tom Yates Bexley 13 1114 in the 2014 women’s Senior order of Merit north lakes senior and the 2013 order of Merit Champion wendy o’Connell has moved into the lead with a total of 1285 points from 7 events. Rosie glasson is in second place on 1065 with the recent Queensland Senior women’s Champion Josie Ryan close up on 1040 points. Nudgee Seniors: local member Mario la Chiusa recorded a good win with rounds of 75 and 72 in this 36-hole event. The 2013 order of Merit champion Trevor Box (76-75) was the runner-up with another nudgee local Steve Toyne (80-73) recovering from a poor opening round to finish in third place. The handicap section saw Paul Fink (RACV Cape Schanck) defeat nudgee member Peter Rafferty on a countback after both had recorded net scores of 141 for the 36 holes. Queensland Women’s Senior Amateur: 67 women golfers played 36 holes at Horton Park golf Club as the qualifying rounds for the 2014 Queensland Senior women’s Championship. Following these qualifying rounds the tournament continued with matchplay golf. The results of each division are below. Championship: Josie Ryan d. Rosie glasson 1 up 55-64yrs Div. 1: Jill Blenkey d. Annabel Harris 3&2 55-64yrs Div. 2: Helen Fraser d. Janice olley 22nd 65+ yrs Div. 1: Carmel Smith d. Sandra Collingwood 4&3 65+ yrs Div. 2: Maree Christensen d. gita Smith 5&3 ocean Shores Senior Amateur: 75 starters including strong contingents from Sydney, Victoria, the gold Coast plus a couple of visiting Kiwis teed it up on a beautiful day for the third running of the ocean Shores Men’s Senior Amateur. Sponsored by the northern Rivers District golf Association this is a co sanctioned senior event for both the nSw and Queensland Senior orders of Merit. The course was set up fairly for the senior’s field and the firm fairways meant players could approach the hard fast greens with shorter irons. The scores were overall a bit higher than expected but lismore’s John Rixon, a leading northern Rivers golfer for many years, showed that turning 55 recently would not be slowing him down. Rixon shot a 2 over 74 to win the championship by one stroke from Queensland player Ray geary and Mollymook’s graham Beasley. in the over 65’s another local player and a long-time supporter of senior golf, Monte Fairhall from Ballina, defeated The lake’s Vince Clark on a count back after both recorded rounds of 78. Chatswood’s ageless senior John Benn finished in third place. Coral Cove Seniors: new Zealand visitor Josef Begej made the trip from the waitikiri Club in Christchurch a rewarding one with a fantastic round of one over par 72 from his 9 handicap. Begej won by four strokes from Caloundra members David Sheridan and ian Broom on 76. Twin waters member Annie llewellyn won the women’s section with a score of 90. More: www.golfqueensland.org.au 2014 Queensland PresCare Senior order of Merit Men’s Scratch Player Club Events Best 8 1 Steve Toyne nudgee 10 1515 2 Trevor Box windaroo lakes 9 1300 3 Mario la Chiusa nudgee 14 1215 3 Dave Morrison Coolangatta TH 11 1115 4 lindsay Brown Keperra 13 1090 Travel Insurance - Seniors travel insurance products are issued by ACE Insurance Ltd (ACE) ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL 239687 and promoted by Australian Seniors Insurance Agency Pty Ltd (Seniors) ABN 48 097 746 391, an Authorised Representative of ACE (AR No.270983). To decide if the product is right for you, please read the Product Disclosure Statement (including Policy Wording) and Financial Services Guide, available from www.seniors.com.au or by calling 13 76 76. 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