Ace day at Box Hill Senior Amateur

Box Hill Senior Amateur
L-R:Helen Somogyi, Michael Ransom, Bryce Birtwistle & Helen Pascoe

On a fresh Friday morning, 55 men and 16 women competed in the Box Hill Senior Amateur. The event took place over 18 holes on with the men competing in stroke and women playing stableford.

Bryce Birtwistle from Sandhurst shot a brilliant score of two under the card 69 to win the gross section by a convincing 3 shots. Birtwistle's highlight of the round came in the form of a perfectly struck iron on the par 3 17th hole, landing past the pin and spinning back for an ace. Runner up John Kelly and third place Ken O'Brien shot 72 & 73 respectively but couldn't quite chase down Bryce Britwistle.

Home ground advantage came into play in the nett competition, with both the winner and runner up coming from Box Hill. Club captain Michael Ransom with a handicap of 19, scored a nett 67 to narrowly beat fellow club member John Ford on nett 68. Kerry Boehm off a handicap of 7 came in third place with a nett 69.

Helen Pascoe has wrapped up another win on the women's seniors circuit scoring 34 scratch points in the scratch Stableford competition winning by 10 points. Back to back birdies on the 13th and 14th for the Buninyong member made it to hard for Louise Dawson to catch up, scoring 24 scratch points in a runner up effort.

In the Stableford competition, Helen Somogyi from Box Hill won the event with a score of 36 points off a handicap of 19, followed closely by Jenny Chandler who scored 33 points off a handicap of 11.

The next event on the senior calendar is the highly anticipated National Senior Masters Championship on Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 April.

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