Inside Golf : Inside Golf June 2016
senior amateurs 48 June 2016 | www.insidegolf.com.au victoria Cobram-Barooga Senior Amateur The final round of the 54-hole 2016 Cobram Barooga Senior Amateur was played under overcast skies but warm conditions. The bumper field of 254 senior golfers had enjoyed a fantastic three days of golf on one of the Murray Region’s finest layouts. In the Open Scratch event, Kingston Heath’s Gordon Claney capped a strong performance with a final round of 72 on the Old course that included a birdie- birdie-birdie finish. With his earlier scores of 71 and 68 this gave him a total of five-under-par 211. There are not many senior golfers who finish under par in 54- hole events and Claney can feel suitably satisfied with his effort. Claney has been in wonderful form in recent weeks with many under-par rounds. In this tournament he led from start to finish securing a dominant 14-shot win from recent National Senior Masters champion Ian Frost (Bendigo) who finished on 225. In the men’s nett event, Bairnsdale’s Martin Farrelly finished on top of the leaderboard with a three-round nett total of 210 from his 14 handicap. Runner-up was Trevor Wood (Rossdale) with a nett total of 214. The Yarrawonga team of Barry Webb, John Wilson and Kerry Parker with 206 points won the team event for the John McAllister Memorial trophy. In the men’s Stableford event, Cobram Barooga’s Kevin Keating took top honours with a three-round total of 109 points. It was a one-two finish for Cobram members in this Stableford event with local Karle Bishop finishing in second place with 104 points. In the lady’s event, Wodonga’s Dianne Wolfe rattled home to take this year’s event by the slimmest of margins, a single Stableford point. Wolfe snuck past overnight leader Jenny Hunter (Centenary Park) with a two round total of 99 points with Hunter finishing the event just one-point shy of the top prize with 98 points. All players were impressed with the presentation of Cobram’s Old and West courses, a credit to the course superintendent Matt McLeod and his ground staff. The dates for next year’s event will be Monday 8 – Thursday 11, May 2017 (the week leading into Mother’s Day). Further information on the Victorian Senior Order of Merit is available on the Golf Victoria website www.golfvic.org.au Cobram-Barooga champions – Ian Frost and Gordon Claney. it back-to-back wins for Limbach who had also won the main trophy in 2015. Third place went to the ever-consistent Ken Brewer from Concord with his round of even-par 72. Twin Creeks senior Geoff Wright had the round of the day with a net score of 67 from his handicap of 5. He was a two- stroke winner over Rob Scott (Bankstown) who returned a net score of 69 from his 19 handicap. Paul Kammel from Cronulla showed a return to form with his net score of 69 from a handicap of 5 as did local member Les Stock (net 69 from a handicap of 7). The Over 65 prize went to Denis Dale ( Twin Creeks) with a round of 75. Second place in this section went to Tom Yates (Bexley) with a score of 77. More information on NSW Senior Order of Merit events here - www.golfnsw.org David Limbach & Geoff Wright – major winners at the Penrith Seniors.
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