Sorrento Senior Amateur (inc. Victorian Senior Club Teams Championship)

7 - 8 December 2017

The Sorrento Senior Amateur will be contested over 36-hole stroke play and is part of the Victorian Men's Senior Order of Merit. The event will comprise of gross and nett trophies.

Played in conjunction is the Victorian Senior Club Teams Championship, which will be contested over 36-hole Aggregate stroke with all three scores counting towards a team total.

The Victorian Men's Senior Order of Merit winner will be presented with the Doug Bachli Trophy and the Paul Lulofs Handicap Trophy during the Championship Dinner.

Player Information

Date: Thursday 7 - Friday 8 December 2017
Venue: Sorrento Golf Club
Format: 36-Hole Stroke (Men)
Age Limit: 55 years and above as on Thursday 7 December 2017
GA Handicap Limit: 24.4 (Men) at date of entry
Entry Fee: $160 inc. GST & $2 charity donation (Entry fee inclusive of tournament dinner)
Inclusions: Light lunch on both days, Tournament Dinner (Two-Course Meal) on Thursday 7 December at 6:30pm. (2017 Victorian Men's Senior Order of Merit presentations will take place at the dinner) and all trophies.
Dinner Dress Code: Smart casual (Blazer Preferred)

Entries Close: 5.00pm on Friday 17 November 2017 or when a capacity field is reached
Field Capacity: Limited to 108 players with entries accepted on an as received basis
Exemptions: 20 places will be reserved for the top ten Men according to the 2017 Victorian Senior Order of Merit Rankings (both Gross & Nett) as at the completion of the 2017 Melton Valley Senior Amateur.
Note: To receive an exemption into the starting field, a player must have submitted a valid entry to the event by the stated time on the closing date for entries.

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

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Players wishing to nominate a club team are advised also to do so via email.


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Round 2 - Friday 8 December

2017 Winners
Sebastian Myer & Greg Welsh

Greg Welsh of Colac GC has taken out the first senior event of the 2018 calendar at Sorrento Golf Club.

Welsh carded 2 rounds of 73 to win the title by 1 shot from Rob Wallace of Midlands. Conditions were again very pleasant for the field today albeit the quick shower that came through mid morning.

The nett title was won by Sebastian Myer of Commonwealth. The 13-marker returned a nett total of 136 which included an impressive nett 67 today to win on a second round count-back from Andy Buxton of Royal Melbourne.

The Sorrento Senior Amateur is also the home of the Victorian Senior Club Team’s Championship, in which teams of three players from a nominated club have their aggregate gross and nett totals for the two-rounds put towards a team score.

The gross title was claimed by The National #1 team of Guy Krall, Pat Giles and John Wheeler combining well for a team total of 478 and taking home the perpetual cup. 2 shots back and finishing in second place was Pancho DeNeefe, Stephen Valentine and Peter Sherwen from Kew Golf Club who couldn’t quite repeat their victory of last year.

2017 Gross Teams
Gross Teams winners - Guy Krall, Pat Giles & John Wheeler (absent)

The Metropolitan #2 team consisting of Denis Long, Paul Bray and Steve Enright took out the nett teams title on a combined score of 438. Denis Long was thrilled to be holding the trophy for the second time since the induction of the event in 2007. The trio finished 2 shots clear of Mark Aberayatne, Tony Gunn and David Dowdle from Peninsula-Kingswood.

2017 Nett Teams
Nett Teams winners - Denis Long, Paul Bray & Steve Enright (absent)

Golf Victoria would like to extend a big thank you to all players that have participated in events throughout 2017. The next event and first in the new year will be the Keysborough Senior Amateur on Monday 8 January.

Round 1 - Thursday 7 December

2017 Rd 1
Players putt out on the 18th green

Round 1 of the Sorrento Senior Amateur kicked off today as 100 players teed it up in very pleasant conditions for golf.

It was a day that provided many highlights; most notably the hole-in-one from Brian Spalding of Kooringal GC on the 5th hole. In less compelling fashion, Peter Bence (Peninsula-Kingswood GC) managed to roll his buggy into a bunker on the 15th hole. After he had recovered all his golf clubs, it was only moments later his day was made worse when he watched his buggy roll into the nearby lake.

Peter Bence
Peter Bence searches for his runaway buggy on the 15th hole

Ian McCleary (Kooringal GC) holds the overnight lead by 3 shots after recording a highly impressive even-par 70. Chasing his tail are Greg Welsh (Colac GC) and Robert Wallace (Midlands GC) who both finished with 73.

McCleary also finds himself sitting atop the nett leaderboard after a nett 67 from a daily handicap of 3. He shares the lead with Andy Buxton of Royal Melbourne who played from a daily handicap of 12.

The 2017 Men’s Senior Order of Merit trophies will be presented tonight at the tournament dinner before round 2 commences tomorrow morning at 8:30am.

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