Surfcoast Senior Amateur

2 - 3 February 2017

The Surfcoast Senior Amateur will be played over 36 holes stroke (Men) and stableford (women) play at The Sands (Torquay) and Lonsdale Golf Clubs. 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: Thursday 2 - Friday 3 February 2017
Venue: The Sands Golf Club & Lonsdale Golf Club
Format: 36-Hole Stroke (Men), 36-Hole Stableford (Women) - scratch & nett
Age Limit: 55 years and above as on Thursday 3 February 2017
GA Handicap Limit: 24.4 (Men) & 45.4 (Women) at date of entry
Entry Fee: $89 (non-members), $57 (members) (inc. GST)
Inclusion: Light lunch on both days

Entries Close: 5pm Friday 20 January 2017

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News & Results

Women's Leaderboard (Gross Stableford)
Women's Nett Leaderboard (Stableford)
Women's Final Results

Men's Leaderboard (Gross)
Men's Final Results

2017 Surfcoast Winners
L-R: William Burnett, Kerry Scales, Judy Langford & Kym Olsen

Final round – Friday 3 February (Lonsdale)
The 86-strong field of senior golfers were treated to a near perfect morning for golf at Lonsdale today for the second and final round of the Surfcoast Senior Amateur. Both club’s layouts have been presented in supreme condition and should be commended on their excellent hospitality.

Overnight leader Kym Olsen (The National) completed a wire to wire victory today, returning a one over par second round 69 for a 36-hole total of two over par 142 & a five shot win. Defending champion Robert Wallace (Midlands) put up a brave defence of his title finishing in outright second place with a 36-hole total of 147.

Olsen, the current Australian Senior Amateur champion, thanked both clubs in his acceptance speech & will look to continue his winning ways in 2017 after his first win of the calendar. In tied third place was Barwon Valley’s Ross McFarlane & Colac’s Greg Welsh.

In the nett section, local Sands member William Burnett ensured at least one trophy from this year’s event was to remain on the Bellarine Peninsula with a two-shot win returning a 36-hole nett total of 139. Glen Waverley’s Ken Bruton finished runner-up on 141 with Ignatius Duivenvoorden (Yarram) in third place with a score of 142 c/b.

Competing in her first women’s senior event, Wodonga’s Judy Langford survived a countback with overnight leader Kerrin Biddle (Thirteenth Beach) on 53 gross stableford points to take home this year’s women’s title. Langford was rewarded for consistent golf during both rounds ensuring the perfect start to her women’s senior amateur ‘career’.

Likewise, the women’s nett championship was also claimed by a player competing for the first time at senior level. Kerry Scales (Port Fairy) played outstanding golf over both rounds to finish with a brilliant two round total of 77 stableford points.

The next event on the senior calendar is the Kooringal Senior Amateur Tue 14 - Wed 15 Feb, late entry information can be found via the tournament homepage

Chris Tatt
Chris Tatt (Buninyong)

Opening round – Thursday 2 February (The Sands)
Round 1 of the 2017 Surfcoast Senior Amateur has kicked off at The Sands Torquay. Previously played as separate 36-hole events at The Sands Torquay and Lonsdale Golf Club, this is the second year the two clubs have combined to form a singular event with 18-holes played at each venue.

54 men and 32 women teed off in fine conditions this afternoon. Australian Senior Amateur champion Kym Olsen (The National) leads the men’s field with a score of 1 over par 73, followed closely by local Sands member David Mallett & defending champion Robert Wallace (Midlands) just one shot back. Wallace leads the nett event also with a score of 71 nett from a daily handicap of three.

Port Fairy’s Kerry Scales leads the women’s nett event after a fine round of 38 stableford points from a daily handicap of 16. Kerrin Biddle (Thirteenth Beach) leads the women’s championship with 29 gross stableford points.

Round 2 moves to Lonsdale GC tomorrow morning for a shot-gun start at 8:30am.

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