Melbourne Senior Classic

30 - 31 October 2017

The Melbourne Senior Classic will be played over 36 holes Stroke (Men) and Stableford (women) play at Spring Valley and Woodlands 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 Scratch Stableford/Stableford trophies for women.

Player Information

Date: Monday 30 - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Venue: Spring Valley Golf Club & Woodlands Golf Club
Format: 36-Hole Stroke (Men), 36-Hole Stableford (Women)
Age Limit: 55 and above as of Monday 30 October 2017
GA Handicap Limit: 24.4 (Men) and 36.4 (Women) at date of entry
Entry Fee: $100
Inclusion: Light lunch on both rounds
Entries Close: 5:00pm Friday 20 October.

- Version 2: 27/10/2017

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Event Organiser: Tim Witherow (Golf Events Officer)
Phone: (03) 8545 6229


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Round 2- Tuesday 31 October (Woodlands)

Melbourne Seniors Classic
L-R: Ian Fraser, Ken O'Brien, Sue Wooster & Carmelle Claney

Ken O’Brien (Rossdale GC) has won the 2017 Melbourne Senior Classic, played at Spring Valley & Woodlands Golf Clubs, with rounds of 74 and 71. The Rossdale GC member produced quite a remarkable 1-under par round at Woodlands today which saw him hole out from a bunker on two occasions. O’Brien edged out Spring Valley member Greg Ebinger by two strokes who finished with rounds of 75 and 72.

Ian Fraser (Huntingdale GC) claimed top prize in the Men’s Nett competition with nett rounds of 73 and 70. Michael Doutch (Woodlands GC) enjoyed a fantastic second round of nett 67 at his home course today to snatch second place from Ian McCleary (Kooringal GC) on a countback.

Sue Wooster (The National GC) made the perfect start to her Golf Victoria Seniors debut, taking out the Women’s Scratch event with 56 points. The next best was Sandra Collingwood (Keysborough GC) with 43 points.

In the Women’s Stableford event, 3 players were tied on 62 points after 36 holes. However, it was Carmelle Claney (Kingston Heath GC) who was determined the winner on a countback to Sandra Collingwood and Marilyn Anderson (Spring Valley GC).

Spring Valley & Woodlands come together each year to provide senior golfers with an opportunity to play on an impressive Sandbelt layout. Both clubs provided great hospitality to all involved.

The final field consisted of 67 men & 13 women and we expect this to grow even bigger next year.

Next on the calendar for Victorian senior golfers is the Melton Valley Senior Amateur to be held on November 10.

Round 1- Monday 30 October (Spring Valley)

2017 R1
Players resume play after the storm

Round one of the 2017 Melbourne Senior Classic has been completed despite multiple delays throughout the round. Players endured multiple heavy showers at Spring Valley Golf Club and were twice brought into the clubhouse as lightning lingered in a dangerous proximity. Fortunately, play was resumed in the late afternoon with just enough daylight left to spare.

The men’s gross competition is shaping as a tight contest with Doug Francis (Metropolitan GC) leading a strong field by 1 after returning an impressive 73 today. Ken O’Brien (Rossdale GC) and Gary Easte (Spring Valley GC) are sitting in second place with opening rounds of 74. Ken O’Brien is also at the top of the men’s nett leaderboard with nett 70 and he leads Gary Easte and Richard Wakeham (Victoria GC) by 1.

Sue Wooster (The National GC) is leading the women’s scratch event after her first round score of 26 scratch stableford points. Sandy Collingwood (Keysborough GC) had the next best score with 23 points. Sandy will be looking to challenge for both the scratch and stableford prizes as she leads the stableford event with 33 points. Saowapa McDowall (Growling Frog GC), Helen Drake (Dorset GC) and Elizabeth Alston (Winchelsea GC) all sit closely behind on 31 points.

Round 2 will get underway at 8:00am tomorrow morning at Woodlands GC. The forecast is looking much more promising and we wish all players the best of luck in the final round.

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