Northern Senior Amateur

25 - 26 September 2017

The Northern Senior Amateur will be played over 36 holes stroke (Men) and stableford (women) play at Northern Golf Club. The event is part of the Victorian Men's & Women's Senior Order of Merit and will comprise of gross/nett trophies for men and stableford/stableford trophies for women.

Player Information

Date: Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 September 2017
Venue: Northern Golf Club
Format: 36-Hole Stroke (Men), 36-Hole Stableford (Women)
Age Limit: 55 years and above as on Monday 25 September 2017
GA Handicap Limit: 24.4 (Men), 36.4 (Women) at date of entry
Entry Fee: $90
Inclusions: Light lunch on both days
Entries Close: 5:00pm Friday 19 September (Entries have been extended)

Event Organiser: Glenn Penson (Golf Events Coordinator)
Phone: (03) 8545 6218


News & Results

CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARDS:To view either Women's or Men's Gross & Nett leaderboards, click the 'class' options at the top right of the leaderboard. If you're using a mobile device, rotate your phone to landscape position for a better experience.

Photo Gallery

2017 Winners
L-R: Keith Finkelde, Tom Harold, Angela Villani & Liz Alston

Final Round - Tuesday 26 September
The final round of the 2017 Northern Senior Amateur wound up this morning as 47 male & female senior golfers took to the Northern GC layout. A perfect spring day greeted the field, as the temperature remained comfortable all morning with no wind surfacing at all during the final round.

In the Women’s nett event, Winchelsea’s Liz Alston took home the top prize after returning the best final round score of 34 points for a two-round total of 66. Alston outlasted local Dianne Reardon who finished three points adrift with 63 stableford points.

Angela Villani continued her dominant opening round to take the Women’s gross championship crown. Villani finished two scratch stableford points clear of the fast finishing Sue Lush (Gardiners Run).

In the Men’s nett event, Latrobe’s Keith Finkelde finished atop the leaderboard with a solid two round nett total of 142. Finkelde held off a three-way tie in second place for a one-shot win, with local Northern member Russell Righton emerging from the tie to take second place on a countback.

In the men’s gross championship, it was clear the title was a race in two, recently crowned Victorian Senior Amateur champion Doug Francis (Metropolitan) & Northern Territory visitor Tom Harold (Darwin). The event would be decided by the narrowest of margins via countback with Harold edging Francis for the top spot & denying the Metropolitan member back to back wins on the ‘senior circuit’.

Five senior events remain this year, further information can be found by Clicking here.

John Wilson - Rd1
Yarrawonga's John Wilson

Opening Round - Monday 25 September
The 2017 Northern Senior Amateur got underway this afternoon as 40 Men & 7 Women tackled the par 72 Northern GC layout. Intermittent showers disrupted play for most of the day, with the field having to contend with varying playing conditions throughout the duration of the opening round.

Given the far from ideal playing conditions, the course was presented in fantastic shape which was reflected with various fine scores recorded.

In the Women’s championship, local Northern member Angela Villani dominated the first round, leading both the gross & nett events with a scratch stableford score of 22 points & a nett stableford score of 39 points.

In the Men’s event, both the gross & nett events are tight at the top. Six players are tied on even par nett scores of 72 to lead. Lou Villani, Tom Harold, Malcolm Barnes, Robert Wallace & Claude Grossi. In the Men’s gross championship, four are tied at the top. Doug Francis, Wallace, Harold & Barnes with a score of (+3) 75.

The final round commences via a multi-tee 8:30am start tomorrow morning.

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