Metropolitan Plate

14 August 2017

The Metropolitan Plate will be played over 18 holes. The event is part of the Victorian Senior Order of Merit for the Doug Bachli Trophy.The Metropolitan Plate comprises of both gross and nett trophies for the winners and runners up.

Player Information

Date: Monday 14 August 2017
Venue: Metropolitan GC
Format: 18-Hole Stroke (Two-Tee start 7:45am)
Age Limit: 55 and above on Monday 14 August 2017
GA Handicap Limit: 24.4 at date of entry
Entry Fee: $115
Inclusion: Light lunch

Event Organiser: Tim Witherow (Golf Events Officer)
E-mail: tim.witherow@golfvic.org.au
Phone: (03) 8545 6229

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2017 Winners
Paul Fink & Ian Frost

The Metropolitan Plate was played today in beautiful sunshine for the strong field of senior male golfers. The event is in its 12th year and is the fifth event on the August Senior Sandbelt calendar. Tight pins and signature bunkers cut into slick rolling greens proved to be a challenge for the field and was reflected in the overall scoring for the day.

Ian Frost of Rich River GC came in with the best round of the day, shooting a 1 over par 72 to finish 2 shots ahead of Gordon Claney (Kingston Heath GC) and John Wheeler (The National GC). In his speech, Frost labelled The Metropolitan Golf Club one of the best in the world and said the course was presented in magnificent condition.

The nett section was won by Paul Fink (RACV Cape Schank), who also heaped praise on the condition the course was presented in. Fink finished with nett 71 off a handicap of 12. Leigh Bull (The Metropolitan Golf Club) claimed the nett runner-up prize on a countback, finishing with nett 72 off a handicap of 4.

It has been a big week down on the Sandbelt courses with the series wrapping up tomorrow morning at Royal Melbourne on the East Course.

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