Cranbourne Senior Amateur

27 - 28 February 2017

The Cranbourne Senior Amateur will be played over 36 holes stroke play for men at Cranbourne Golf Club. The event is part of the Victorian Men's Senior Order of Merit and will comprise of gross and nett trophies.

Player Information

Date: Monday 27 - Tuesday 28 February 2017
Venue: Cranbourne Golf Club
Format: 36-Hole Stroke (Men)
Age Limit: 55 years and above as on Monday 27 February 2017
GA Handicap Limit: 24.4 (Men) at date of entry
Entry Fee: $100 (Non-Cranbourne Members), $50 (Cranbourne Members)
both inc. GST & $2 charity donation
Inclusion: Lunch on both days

Entries Close: 5pm Friday 17 February 2017

Event Organiser: Stephanie Wearne (Golf Events Officer)
E-mail: stephanie.wearne@golfvic.org.au
Phone: (03) 8545 6214





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News & Results

2017

Cranbourne Winners
LtoR: Gordon Claney (Kingston Heath) and Paul Fink (RACV Cape Schank)

Gordon Claney (Kingston Heath) has broken Gary Easte’s string of wins with today’s 2017 Cranbourne Senior Amateur victory. Gordon fired the only sub par round for the tournament today, returning a 2-under 70 for 36-hole total of 147, equalling the winning score for 2016. Gordon, who has recently been selected as part of a team of 12 to represent Victoria, had a 5 shot win over Kym Olsen (The National) who posted rounds of 74 and 78 for the event.

Paul Fink (RACV Cape Schank) made the most of the ideal conditions to seize victory in the nett championship with rounds of 66 and 74 total of 140, placing him 3 strokes ahead of a very consistent Stephen Valentine (Kew) who finished with a total of 143. Fink mentioned in his speech that he hadn’t been playing very well of late and that his first round of 66 nett come as a bit of a welcome surprise.

The 36-hole gross prize for players over 65 years went to Peter Bence (Peninsula Kingswood) with rounds of 76-81, and the 36-hole nett prize for players on a daily handicap of 10 or more went to Bill Black (Rutherglen) with rounds of 73 and 80.

After only just completing their club championships on Sunday, Cranbourne was presented beautifully with ideal tournament conditions. Golf Victoria would sincerely like to thank the Cranbourne Golf Club for the exceptional manner in which the tournament was hosted.

The next stop on the Bachli/Lulofs tour is up in the high country at the very popular Bright Country Golf Club from 16-17 March. While this event has already reached capacity entries, there are plenty of events open for registration on the senior calendar page.

Overall Results


Day 1 image
Frank Palinkas (Woodlands) plays from green side bunker on 9th hole.

Round 2 Draw


The second last day of Summer provided ideal scoring conditions for today’s first round of the 2017 Cranbourne Senior Amateur. With the final round of the Club Championships at Cranbourne played yesterday, the players were greeted by a tough but perfectly manicured course this afternoon, the speedy greens proving quite the challenge for many.

Kym Olsen (The National) continued his good form, carding the best round of the day with a 74, two over par par. Kym’s round included 2 birdies, one on each side and 4 bogeys. Only one shot behind Olsen is a two-way tie, with The National-Long Island’s Kim Johnson and Commonwealth’s David Taylor who are ready to make a move tomorrow.

With tomorrow’s weather predicted to be similar to today, players will set out early in the morning via a multi-tee start at 8am.

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