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2015 Champion
Greg Rhodes wins the 2015 New South Wales Senior Amateur Championship at Duntryleague & Ex-Services Golf Clubs

2015 Champion
Martin Holman wins the 2015 New Zealand Senior Amateur Championship at Nelson Golf Club

2015 Champion
Stefan Albinski wins the 2015 Tasmanian Senior Amateur Championship at Mowbray Golf Club

2015 Champion
Michael Barltrop wins the 2015 Royal Melbourne Senior Classic at Royal Melbourne Golf Club

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2015 Lake Karrinyup Senior Classic
March 15-16, 2015
Lake Karrinyup GC, WA


2015 West Australian Senior Amateur Championship
March 18-20, 2015
Royal Fremantle GC, WA


2015 NSW Senior Classic
April 20-22, 2015
The Lkes, The Australan, Avondale GCs, NSW







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AUSTRALIAN SENIOR RANKINGS
CURRENT POINTS TABLE - TOP 20


 1  Gordon Claney VIC 114.94  9 
 2  Stefan Albinski     NSW 112.19  7 
 3  Roy Vandersluis NSW 86.12  7 
 4  Vince Clark NSW 81.15  8 
 5  Ian McPherson WA 78.49  6 
 6  Sal Ballard NSW 77.73  8 
 7  Steve Toyne QLD 77.56  9 
 8  Michael Barltrop NZ 75.79  5 
 9  John Banting WA 74.93  7 
10  Mick Asami VIC 72.38  7 
11  Barry Tippett VIC 72.29  4 
12  Denis Dale NSW 66.12  7 
13  David Limbach NSW 63.81  8 
14  Colin Hallam QLD 63.75  7 
15  Ian Frost VIC 62.71  5 
16  Michael Peeck QLD 60.16  7 
17  Greg Rhodes VIC 56.86  4 
18  Alan Bullas VIC 56.26  8 
19  Chris Gordon NSW 55.81  7 
20  Tom Harold NT 55.57  6 


AUST. SENIOR 65+ RANKING
CURRENT POINTS TABLE - TOP 10

Points are only awarded after a player has turned 65.
Please advise of DOB for missing players who have turned 65.

 1  Roy Vandersluis NSW 86.12  7 
 2  Vince Clark NSW 81.34  8 
 3  Denis Dale NSW 66.12  7 
 4  Harry Crosby WA 40.14  4 
 5  Tony Kennings NSW 32.39  5 
 6  Graham Bowen QLD 32.21  5 
 7  Nigel Goodall WA 27.36  5 
 8  Tony Hyde VIC 26.65  7 
 9  Trevor Box QLD 25.43  3 
10  Dave Morrison QLD 24.56  4 


AUST. SENIOR NET RANKINGS
2013-14 YEAR - TOP 10

Points are awarded to the Top 40 net places in each event.
Only the best 5 net results during the year are counted.

 1  Michael Barltrop NZ 32.00  1 
 2  Garry O'Brien NSW 29.10  1 
 2  Bradley Tepper NSW 29.10  1 
 4  Glen Marr VIC 26.20  1 
 5  Trevor Beale NSW 23.40  1 
 5  Bernard Bickerton VIC 23.40  1 
 7  Chris Winslade NSW 21.80  1 
 8  Norm Cordina SA 21.20  1 
 8  John Keller VIC 21.20  1 
10  Vince Clark NSW 20.10  1 
10  Kevin O'Brien ACT 20.10  1 


2015 SENIORS
ORDER OF EVENTS
Nov 2014 - Oct 2015

  1.  ACT Seniors
  2.  Royal Melbourne Classic
  3.  Tasmanian Seniors
  4.  NSW Seniors

  5.  WA Lake Karrinyup
  6.  West Aust. Seniors
  7.  VIC National Masters
  8.  NSW Senior Classic
  9.  N. Territory Seniors
10.  Aust. Senior Matchplay
11.  Queensland Seniors
12.  Gold Coast Seniors
13.  SA Grange Senior Open
14.  South Aust. Seniors
15.  Australian Seniors
16.  Victorian Seniors
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  Rhodes Wins NSW Seniors  

Greg Rhodes Coomealla and Victorian golfer Greg Rhodes has completed a dominant performance in winning the 2015 NSW Senior Amateur Championship by eight strokes. Rhodes (pictured right) had the impressive record of leading all the way by posting the best score every day - a rare feat in a major championship. With rounds of 68-64-70=202 his six under par total is believed to be a record. Senior golf has welcomed another golfing star and looks forward to him continuing with more wins in upcoming tournaments.

In second place was local Duntry League member Robert Payne (below right) who played consistently well for rounds of 71-69-72=210 but the magic putter was not in his bag this week. Payne did mount an early challenge with two birdies cutting the lead to three at the turn. However it was Rhodes who maintained his composure to finish the round with an even-par 70 and claim the J.R.Higson Trophy by eight strokes.

Third place was shared by strong NSW senior Mark Pearson (70-72-73=215) and newcomer Warren Gorton (68-72-75=215). Both are new to senior golf and are sure to figure in the finish of the events they play in coming months.

NSW senior and regular competitor for many years Robert Lewis completed a very good week with a win in the 54-hole Handicap Championship. From his handicap of 8 Lewis had rounds of 66-69-72=207 to defeat fellow NSW senior and 7-marker Steve Musgrave (65-70-72=207) on a countback.

Robert PayneThe teams from Duntryleague Golf Club and Orange Ex Services Country Golf Club did a fantastic job co-hosting the event and special thanks goes to all the volunteers who assisted throughout the event.

Congratulations to all the winners (listed below) and to all who took part in this year’s event.

Nett Winner: Robert Lewis (Windsor GC) 207 C/B
Nett Runner Up: Stephen Musgrave (Kogarah GC) 207
Nett Third: Stephen Hall (Concord GC) 209

Division 1 (55-59 years): Warren Gorton (Hawks Nest GC) 215
Division 2 (60-64 years): Stefan Albinski (Mona Vale GC) 218
Division 3 (65-69 years): Roy Vandersluis (The Lakes GC) 224
Division 4 (70 years & over): Jack Parker (Wyong GC) 225

Leading Scores:

202 Gregory RHODES 68-64-70 VIC
210 Robert PAYNE 71-67-72 NSW
215 Mark PEARSON 70-72-73 NSW, Warren GORTON 68-72-75 NSW
218 Stefan ALBINSKI 75-66-77 NSW
219 Gordon CLANEY 77-68-74 VIC
220 John MCFARLANE 76-70-74 NSW, Gary BATMAN 75-66-79 NSW
221 Stephen HALL 75-70-76 NSW
222 Sal BALLARD 75-72-75 NSW
223 John OSBORN 78-72-73 NSW, Ross BOCKMAN 73-69-81 NSW
224 Roy VANDERSLUIS 72-74-78 NSW
225 Terry SMALL 82-70-73 NSW, Jack PARKER 74-76-75 NSW
226 Rex SUCKLING 79-72-75 NSW, Graeme HOWLAND 75-75-76 NSW
226 Samuel CHRISTIE 76-73-77 QLD, Laurie CUPPLES 77-71-78 NSW
226 Thomas HAROLD 74-72-80 NT
227 Dennis SCHULTZ 77-76-74 NSW, Wayne CARPENTER 72-77-78 NSW
227 Tony KENNINGS 77-71-79 NSW, Dale TAPPER 75-69-83 NSW
228 Greg STANFORD 79-73-76 NSW, Mick ASAMI 74-77-77 VIC
228 Stephen MUSGRAVE 72-77-79 NSW, Paul MASLEN 75-74-79 NSW

More details here: 2015 NSW Senior Amateur Championship

  2015 GA Seniors vs ADFGA  

Each year, a Golf Australia Senior Team contests a match against the Australian Defence Forces team. The event is played over two days, with foursomes and four-ball matches on day one, and singles matches on day two. The event was first played in 2007. This year the event will be played on March 23-24 and will again be hosted by The National Golf Club.

Team captain David Edwards from NSW is making his fifth appearance for the Golf Australia team and has gathered a very strong team that has a great blend of experience and new talent. The ADFGA team has been victorious in recent years but perhaps this is the team that can see the seniors win back the trophy.

Selection in the GA team was based on the following:
* Players who have been selected in the previous Asia-Pacific Team or Sanctuary Cove Trophy Team are ineligible for selection.
* The leading one player from each State and Territory from the Australian Men's Senior Ranking System (provided they are in the top 40 of the Ranking System).
* The next three players from the Australian Men's Senior Ranking System
* One Captain’s pick.
* Should the number of players selected as per above not reach 12 the balance become Captain's picks.

More details available here 2015 Golf Australia vs ADFGA.

David Edwards
David Edwards Capt
Trevor Hughes WA
Trevor Hughes WA
John Banting WA
John Banting WA
Norm Cordina SA
Norm Cordina SA
Ken Brown SA
Ken Brown SA
Greg Rhodes VIC
Greg Rhodes VIC
Mick Asami VIC
Mick Asami VIC
Tony Kennings NSW
Tony Kennings NSW
Darryl Hearsch NSW
Darryl Hearsch NSW
Steve Toyne QLD
Steve Toyne QLD
Mike Peeck QLD
Mike Peeck QLD
Tom Harold NT
Tom Harold NT

  Upcoming Senior Events  

Next month is a busy one for senior golfers with three Australian Senior Ranking events to be played in March. Also in March is the Golf Australia vs ADFGA annual match. April then has two events on the senior ranking calendar.

The National
Lake Karrinyup Senior Classic
Lake Karrinyup Golf Club - March 15-16, 2015
Entry is now open. More information and entry forms here 2015 Lake Karrinyup Senior Classic

WA Senior Amateur Championship
Royal Fremantle Golf Club - March 18-20, 2015
Entry is now open. More information and entry forms here 2015 WA Senior Amateur Championship

Golf Australia vs Australian Defence Forces
The National Golf Club - March 23-24, 2015
The 12 man team to represent Golf Australia will be announced soon. More information here 2015 Golf Australia vs ADFGA

The National Senior Masters (pictured above)
The National Golf Club - April 14-16, 2015
Entry is now open. This is a very popular event so make sure you do not miss the closing date April 1, 2015. More information and entry forms here 2015 The National Senior Masters

NSW Senior Classic
The Lakes, The Australian, Avondale Golf Clubs - April 20-22, 2015
Entry will open soon. This is another very popular event with a ballot likely - don't be late with your entry form. More information available here 2015 NSW Senior Classic

  2015 Tasmanian Seniors  

NSW senior golfer Stefan Albinski can add yet another state title to his already imposing list of victories across Australia. Stefan Albinski
Albinski displayed all of his skills in defeating a very strong field of senior golfers in the 2015 Tasmanian Senior Amateur Championship played at the Mowbray Golf Club in Launceston.

Albinski improved every day and his rounds of 75-73-71 gave him a 54-hole total of 219 and a six stroke margin over local Mowbray member Michael Leedham (76-76-73).

Third place went to a group of five visiting golfers - Victorian Alan Bullas (76-77-73=226, NSW's Vince Clark (75-76-75=226), NSW's Chris Gordon (77-74-75=226), South Australian Lindsay Elliott (76-73-77=226) and Queenslander Steve Toyne (77-74-75=226).

Victory in this event allowed Albinski to remain on top of the Australian Senior Ranking System - a position he has called his own for most of the last five or six years. Currently he is closely followed by Victorian Gordon Claney who missed this event to compete in the 2015 New Zealand Seniors being played at the same time (see story below).

As always the 2015 Tasmanian Senior Amateur Championship was a great success. The members and staff at Mowbray Golf Club make sure all visitors enjoy the course and their time in Launceston - 2015 was no exception.

Final Leading Scores:

219    Stefan ALBINSKI   75  -  73  -  71   NSW
225    Michael LEEDHAM   76  -  76  -  73   TAS
226    Alan BULLAS   76  -  77  -  73   VIC
226    Chris GORDON   77  -  74  -  75 NSW
226    Vince CLARK   75  -  76  -  75   NSW
226    Lindsay ELLIOTT   76  -  73  -  77   SA
226    Steve TOYNE   77  -  74  -  75   QLD
228    Bill WELLINGTON   76  -  75  -  77   TAS
230    Ross BANKS   78  -  78  -  74   NSW
230    David LIMBACH   77  -  77  -  76   NSW
231    Ken BROWN   76  -  77  -  78   SA
232    Barry TIPPETT   76  -  83  -  73   VIC
233    Mick ASAMI   77  -  78  -  78   VIC
233    Laurence BOCKMAN   83  -  74  -  76   NSW
233    Peter KING   80  -  80  -  73   QLD
236    Terence CLARK   80  -  78  -  78   TAS
236    Peter HARTAM   79  -  81  -  76   TAS
238    Adrian DENNIS   79  -  81  -  78   TAS
239    Craig CLARK   78  -  83  -  78   TAS
239    Hedley GILES   85  -  75  -  79   QLD
240    Darryl HEARSCH   82  -  82  -  76   NSW
240    Keith THORNLEY   81  -  77  -  82   NSW
241    Tony BAILEY   80  -  80  -  81   TAS
241    Leslie BROWNE   75  -  83  -  83   NSW
241    David EDWARDS   83  -  78  -  80   NSW

More details available here: 2015 Tasmanian Senior Amateur Championship

 2015 NZ Senior Amateur Championship 

Christchurch senior Martin Holman (pictured right) has won the 2015 New Zealand Senior Amateur Championship played at the Nelson Golf Club. In a tense final round Holman battled all day with the defending champion Michael Barltrop before finishing a one stroke winner.

Martin Holman Holman finished even par after 54 holes with the highlight being his round of four under par 67 in the middle round to split his opening and closing scores of 73. His 73-67-73=213 total edged out Barltrop who finihed with scores of 71-69-74=214. An excellent win to Holman and a valiant attempt by Barltrop to make it back-to-back titles.

Third place went to local member Craig Newman with consistent scores of 71-71-73=215. United States visitor Rick Woulfe (76-73-67=216) and Gulf Harbour senior Reginald Fleet (74-72-70=216) shared fourth place.

The leading Australian was current Australian Senior Amateur Champion Gordon Claney who finished in sixth position. Claney's round were 75-69-74=218. Other Australians competing were Sam Christie (QLD), Geoff Davey (QLD), Col Lindsay (QLD) and Bob Wiesemes (QLD).

Fianl Scores:
213 Holman, Martin - Christchurch - 73-67-73
214 Barltrop, Michael - Royal Auckland 71-69-74
215 Newman, Craig - Nelson - 71-71-73
216 Woulfe, Rick - USA - 76-73-67
216 Fleet, Reginals - Gulf Harbour - 74-72-70
218 Claney, Gordon - Australia - 75-69-74
219 Chettleburgh, Anthony - Palmerston - 73-74-72
219 Duff, Stuart - Hastings - 76-70-73
221 Parkin, Arthur - Maungakiekie - 71-75-75
221 Bell, Robbie - Ashburton - 73-73-75
221 Sanders, John - Christchurch - 74-72-75
221 Martin, Murray - New Plymouth - 73-71-77
...
229 Christie, Sam - Australia - 76-78-75
232 Lindsay, Col - Australia - 79-7578

More information and all the scores available here: 2015 New Zealand Senior Amateur Championship.

  Royal Melbourne Classic  

Michael BarltropNew Zealander Michael Barltrop (73-78-76=227) has won the 2015 Royal Melbourne Senior Classic played over three rounds on the East, West and Composite courses of Royal Melbourne.

Carrying a one stroke lead into the final round Barltrop was dominant in his victory eventually winning by seven strokes. His final round of 76 made him the only player in a strong field of 108 players to break 80 in every round.

In recent years Barltrop has been a regular traveller to Australia to compete in senior events. He is a top quality senior golfer and has always figured in the finish of these events but this is his first victory and one he will certainly be very proud of. Hopefully he will be continue to compete in Australia and challenge our leading players.

Second place went to Victorian Greg Rhodes (81-78-75=234). Rhodes closed with an excellent round of 75 and the relative newcomer to senior golf is not far from a major win. Third place was shared by two Victorians - Gordon Claney (79-81-77=237) and Bernard Bicketon (76-76-85=237).

Claney is the current Australian Senior Amateur champion and continued his impressive golf that has been a feature of Australian senior ranking events over the last twelve months. Newcomer Bickerton slipped back in the third round but his pair of 76's to begin the tournament show that he is a senior player to watch.

Leading Scores:

227   BARLTROP Michael   73 - 78 - 76   NZL
234   RHODES Gregory   81 - 78 - 75   VIC
237   CLANEY Gordon   79 - 81 - 77   VIC
237   BICKERTON Bernard   76 - 76 - 85   VIC
238   MCDONALD David   78 - 81 - 79   VIC
238   CORDINA Norm   83 - 74 - 81   SA
239   LIMBACH David   85 - 77 - 77   NSW
239   EVANS Alan   87 - 74 - 78   VIC
239   HOWLAND Graeme   77 - 84 - 78   NSW
240   MARR Glenn   78 - 81 - 81   VIC
240   TOYNE Steve   77 - 82 - 81   QLD
240   FROST Ian   83 - 76 - 81   VIC
241   SKEHAN Kevin   79 - 77 - 85   VIC
242   BRACEGIRDLE Simon   82 - 86 - 74   NSW
242   LEITCH Michael   83 - 81 - 78   NZL
242   NTOUMENOPOULOS John   80 - 83 - 79   WA
242   MCPHERSON Ian   83 - 79 - 80   WA
242   EASTE Gary   83 - 79 - 80   VIC
242   BALLARD Sal   80 - 79 - 83   NSW
242   DUNSMORE Michael   75 - 81 - 86   WA
243   OLIVER Rick   82 - 80 - 81   NSW
243   HAROLD Thomas   81 - 79 - 83   NT
243   ROGERS Russell   77 - 81 - 85   NSW


A full leader board with hole-by-hole scores is available here - 2015 Golf Victoria Royal Melbourne Senior Classic Leader Board

More information here - 2015 Royal Melbourne Senior Classic

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