Victorian Men's Par 3 Championships

10 - 11 June 2017

The Victorian Men’s Par 3 Championship was introduced into the Golf Victoria annual tournament calendar in 2005. Now into its 13th year, this Men’s State title will be played within the same week and venue as the Women’s Par 3 Championship. The Men’s Championship is played over 54 Holes stroke, with the player recording the lowest 54 Hole gross score named the 2017 Victorian Men’s Par 3 Champion.

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Player Information

Date: Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 June 2017
Venue: Kyabram Parkland GC
Format: 54-Hole Stroke
GA Handicap Limit: 27.6 at date of entry
Entry Fee: $85.00 - paper entry, $70.00 - entry through online portal (both inc. GST)
Inclusions: Lunch on both days
Optional: Tournament Dinner (Sat evening) - meals at bar prices
Entries Close: 5:00pm on Friday 26 May.

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

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FINAL ROUND DRAW (Version 1 - 10/6/2017)

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CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARDS:To view preferred Grade Gross & Nett leaderboards, click the 'class' drop down at the top right of the leaderboard.

OVERALL RESULTS (Including Trophies)
A Grade Results
B Grade Results
C Grade Results

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Cameron John Champion
Men's Par-3 Champion - Cameron John (Commonwealth)

Final Round - Sunday 11 June
Commonwealth’s Cameron John has been crowned the 2017 Victorian Men’s Par 3 champion at Kyabram Parkland.

It was a crisp morning which once again greeted the players, as the sun rose mid-morning the final round was played in ideal scoring conditions topping off what has been the most favourable weather conditions for both men's & women's events in recent memory.

The leading two groups got their rounds underway from the 1st & 18th tees looking to chase down overnight leader Cameron John who sat at even par 108 after two rounds.

John was rock solid over the opening nine holes, heading out in one over par 28 to maintain his overnight three stroke lead over fellow state team member Matias Sanchez (Royal Melbourne).

Sanchez came unstuck on the 13th with a double bogey 5, which opened up a four stroke lead with five to play for John & the current Australian Junior champion was never headed from there securing a two shot win.

John continued a recent dominance of the men’s event by Commonwealth members, with three of the past four winners representing the South Oakleigh club including Craig Hasthorpe (2015) & Zach Murray (2014). Unfortunately for Sanchez, the current Australian Amateur champion was consigned to a runner-up finish for a third time, having finished runner-up to both Hasthorpe & Murray.

Ray Walker (Chirnside Park) stormed home in the A-grade men’s nett event, with two rounds of nett 54 & nett 55 over the final 36-holes from a daily handicap of 1 to pip former par-3 champion Nathan Schneider by two strokes with a total of 170.

Cooper Gentle (Kyabram Parkland) dominated the B-grade event from start to finish. Gentle secured a five-shot win in the gross championship over Mooroopna’s Glenn Cartwright. Nathan Richards (Rich River) took home the nett event with a three-round nett total of 166 from a daily handicap of 5.

The C-grade gross event was taken home by Kyabram local Wayne Ferguson who fired a three-round total of 202 to narrowly edge Trafalgar’s George Petkovic by one stroke. The C-grade nett event was won by another Kyabram local Paul McIness via way of countback on a nett score of 163.

To conclude this year’s event, 10 players gathered on the 18th for a nearest the pin shootout for a set of car tyres donated by Kyabram Tyre Service. Geir Brekke from Kew took home the prize after finishing closest to the hole.

A big thank you to Kyabram Parkland for their assistance in hosting the championship once again and to the Kyabram Club for their major sponsorship. The club is to be commended on the wonderful hospitality provided to all players and guests over the course of the week.

Next year’s championship will be held again at Kyabram Parkland on June 9 & 10.

Matias Sanchez - Rd1
Australian Amateur Champion - Matias Sanchez - Finished R/Up

Rounds One & Two - Saturday 10 June
Round one of the Victorian Men’s Par 3 Championship was contested in sunny but cool conditions this morning at Kyabram Parkland GC. A field of 80 players teed it up with their eyes set upon being the 13th name etched on the perpetual trophy.

Current Australian Amateur Champion Matias Sanchez (Royal Melbourne) leads the field after an opening round one over par 55. Sanchez finished strongly with a back nine of two under par 25 to take a narrow lead over fellow state team member Cameron John (Commonwealth) who fired an opening round two over par 56. Beechworth’s Nathan Schneider leads the A-grade nett event along with Sanchez after an opening nett round of 57.

Kyabram local Cooper Gentle leads the B-grade gross event after a fine opening round of three over par 57 which also gave Gentle the nett lead in B-grade with a nett 52. Mooroopna local Glenn Cartwright sits in second place in the B-grade gross two shots adrift after a 59, whilst Kyabram’s Austin Baker sits in second place in the nett also two shots behind after a nett round of 54.

In the C-grade event, Kyabram local’s dominant with Jarred Baker leading the gross event after a 67 & Paul McInnes & John Bauerle leading the nett event after nett 54’s.

Round two was played in near perfect winter conditions, the temperature rose to a moderate 16 degrees with little wind surfacing during the afternoon round.

John took advantage of the favourable conditions, firing a second round two under par 52 to take a three stroke lead heading into the final round at even par. Round one leader Sanchez slipped back to second place after a second round 56 but still sits within striking distance.

Beechworths Nathan Schneider has played consistent golf over the first two rounds & the former champion is still close enough if good enough four shots adrift in third place. Schneider leads the A-grade nett championship by two strokes from John.

Cooper Gentle has continued his dominance in the B-grade championship leading both the gross & nett after two rounds. Using his local knowledge to his advantage, Gentle leads by three in the gross event & five in the nett event. Glenn Cartwright still remains Gente's closest challenger in both the gross & nett categories.

The top three places in the C-grade division is held by Kyabram locals, with Jared Baker leading the way on 133. Cobram-Barooga's Karle Bishop has broken the Kyabram stranglehold in the nett event to be joint leader with Paul McIness on a two round nett score of 109.

Liam Gransden (Commonwealth) - Opening Round

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