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2014 Champion
Gordon Claney wins the 2014 Australian Senior Amateur Championship at Mandurah Golf Club

2014 Champion
John Banting wins the 2014 South Australian Senior Amateur Championship at Fleurieu Golf Club

2014 Champion
Barry Tippett wins the 2014 Grange Senior Open at Grange East Golf Club

NEXT AUSTRALIAN RANKING EVENTS:
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2014 Victorian Senior Amateur Championship
October 20-22, 2014
Rosebud GC, VIC


2014 Australian Senior Matchplay Championship
October 27-29, 2014
Coolangatta Tweed Heads GC, QLD


2014 ACT Senior Amateur Championship
November 11-13, 2014
Golf Creek, Gungahlin Lakes, Federal GCs, ACT


2014 Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Championship
November 19-21, 2014
Discovery Bay GC, Hong Kong


2015 Royal Melbourne Senior Classic
January 19-21, 2015
Royal Melbourne GC, VIC







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AUSTRALIAN SENIOR RANKINGS
CURRENT POINTS TABLE - TOP 20


 1  Gordon Claney VIC 101.88  8 
 2  Stefan Albinski     NSW 100.42  8 
 3  Denis Dale NSW 91.90  8 
 4  Vince Clark NSW 90.17  7 
 5  Roy Vandersluis NSW 88.40  7 
 6  Ian McPherson WA 88.29  5 
 7  David Limbach NSW 79.70  8 
 8  Sal Ballard NSW 78.92  7 
 9  Paul Maslen NSW 76.96  6 
10  Barry Tippett VIC 73.43  6 
11  Alan Bullas VIC 69.33  8 
12  Colin Hallam QLD 67.89  7 
13  Peter King QLD 67.00  6 
14  Ian Frost VIC 61.83  4 
15  Chris Gordon NSW 57.83  9 
16  Michael Barltrop NZ 57.43  4 
17  John Banting WA 54.49  5 
18  Greg Stanford NSW 54.44  6 
19  Michael Peeck QLD 53.93  6 
20  Ross Bockman NSW 53.75  4 


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  Denis Dale NSW 90.40  8 
 2  Roy Vandersluis NSW 88.40  7 
 3  Vince Clark NSW 87.52  7 
 4  Harry Crosby WA 45.57  4 
 5  Bill Banks ACT 40.57  2 
 6  Tony Hyde VIC 38.00  7 
 7  Tony Kennings NSW 38.01  4 
 8  Graham Bowen QLD 30.46  5 
 9  Tony Bailey QLD 25.36  4 
10  Chris Coats NZ 23.11  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  Paul Maslen NSW 72.20  3 
 2  Vince Clark NSW 58.63  3 
 3  Chris Gordon NSW 53.64  3 
 3  Roy Vandersluis NSW 52.91  5 
 5  Gordon Claney VIC 49.38  4 
 6  Denis Dale NSW 49.30  4 
 7  Michael Barltrop NZ 46.28  3 
 8  Rob Croker NSW 45.97  4 
 9  Graeme Altmann VIC 44.65  4 
10  Tony Kennings NSW 44.50  2 
10  Denis Dale NSW 39.10  3 


2014 SENIORS
ORDER OF EVENTS
Nov 2013 - Oct 2014

  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.  Queensland Seniors
11.  Gold Coast Seniors
12.  SA Grange Senior Open
13.  South Aust. Seniors
14.  Australian Seniors

15.  Victorian Seniors
16.  Aust. Senior Matchplay

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 Victorian Senior Amateur 

Tom YatesGary Easte (Spring Valley) is the clubhouse leader after round 1 of the 2014 Victorian Senior Amateur played at Rosebud Country Club. In sunny but breezy conditions, the scratch marker posted an even par 71 to be leading the field by 2 strokes. Hot on his tail is the recently crowned Australian Senior Amateur Champion Gordon Claney of Kingston Heath on 73, with the duo of Greg Rhodes (Coomealla) and Tom Yates (pictured left Bexley, NSW) a further shot back both on 74.

In the nett section, Ignatius Duivenvoorden (Yarram, hcap 17) carded a nett 65 to be 2 shots ahead of Peter James (Woodlands, hcap 13) and Eddie Kloprogge (Ivanhoe, hcap 20) both on nett 67.

This year Victoria is also host to the 2014 Interstate Senior Teams Challenge, contested between teams from Victoria and New South Wales. The lowest five stroke scores from each team of 7 players count towards a team total, with the lowest overall score taking back the Walking Stick Trophy to their state. Victoria recorded a score of 385 to be leading by 7 shots from New South Wales on 392.

Leading Scores:

71   Gary EASTE   VIC
73   Gordon CLANEY   VIC
74   Tom YATES   NSW, Greg RHODES   VIC
76   Paul MASLEN   NSW, Michael BARLTROP   NZ
76   Ian FROST   VIC
77   Sal BALLARD   NSW, Ross PERCY   VIC
77   Larry MAXWELL   VIC, Jim MAHER   VIC
77   Mark BRASHER   VIC
78   Peter BENCE   VIC, Guy KRALL   VIC
79   Mick ASAMI   VIC, Kerry BOEHM   VIC
79   Tony BRIERS   VIC

More details and round one scores here -2014 Victorian Senior Amateur Championship

 Australian Senior Matchplay 

The 2014 Australian Men’s Senior Matchplay Championship will be played From October 27-29 on the West course at the 36 hole Coolangatta Tweed Heads golfing complex.

Entries are now closed and a very strong field of 32 senior golfers are preparing for this major championship. With 16 of the top twenty ranked players this is one of the strongest fields to compete in any senior golfing event in recent years. It will be a Level 5 on the Australian Senior Ranking system.

DRAFT DRAW: (New following the withdrawal of Stefan Albinski and David Edwards)

2014 Draw

More details here -2014 Australian Senior Matchplay Championship

 Claney Wins Aust. Seniors 

Victoria’s Gordon Claney has secured the 2014 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship held at Mandurah Country Club in Western Australia.

Claney finished at 6-over after the three rounds and led from start to finish in a two stroke victory. Claney’s 2-over final round was enough to hold off a challenge from Western Australian Trevor Hughes, whose 1-under round of 70 earned him an outright second finish at 8-over par.

It was a consistent day for Claney, who made one birdie and only dropped shots on the 14th and 16th holes. His double bogey on the 14th opened the door for Hughes, who came within two strokes of the lead with four to play, but the Victorian was able to keep the field at arms length on the final stretch to secure his victory.

It’s the first national title for Claney, mainly due to the fact he hasn’t competed in a national event in his 61 years. “I didn’t play these when I was a younger amateur because I worked and just wasn’t really good enough,” said Claney, “so this is the first national championship I’ve played in, and it’s a great feeling to win it.”

Given the uncharted territory for the Victorian, his consistent final round suggested he handled the nerves well. But Claney says he wasn’t immune to the pressure of being in the lead into the final day.

“Last night when I went to bed they kicked in, it was definitely a nervy night in bed.” “Today I made a solid start and didn’t have any problems until the 8th hole where I had to lay up short because I hit a poor drive, but otherwise I had no dramas today.” “As you get older you realise any day you play could be a disaster, so I’ve got a very fatalistic attitude to how I play golf! But my hope was to play well today and I’m glad I did.”

In the Interstate Teams event, the Western Australian team of Harry Crosby, Robin Dybeck, Trevor Hughes and Ian McPherson secured an 11 stroke victory (274) over the second placed New South Wales team. Victoria was third with Queensland in fourth and Tasmania in fifth.

Men's Senior Amateur Championship - Age group winners:
55-59 Years - Michael Barltrop NZL
60-64 Years - Ian McPherson WA
65-69 Years - Harry Crosby WA
70+ Years - Mal Roberts WA

Final Scores:

219   Gordon CLANEY   71 - 75 - 73   VIC
221   Trevor HUGHES   74 - 77 - 70   WA
225   Dale TAPPER   74 - 77 - 74   NSW
226   Harry CROSBY   75 - 75 - 76   WA
227   Ian MCPHERSON   76 - 75 - 76   WA
229   Barry SQUIRES   78 - 76 - 75   WA
230   Michael BARLTROP   78 - 77 - 75   NZL
231   Martin MINOGUE   77 - 77 - 77   WA
231   Roy VANDERSLUIS   78 - 75 - 78   NSW
232   Ross BOCKMAN   81 - 75 - 76   NSW
232   Sal BALLARD   75 - 80 - 77   NSW
232   Colin HALLAM   77 - 78 - 77   QLD
232   Gary TUCKER   77 - 76 - 79   WA
233   David EDWARDS   80 - 78 - 75   NSW
233   Neville DELANE   74 - 76 - 83   WA
233   John WANLESS   74 - 76 - 83   WA
234   David BURTON   76 - 81 - 77   QLD
234   Steve TOYNE   75 - 81 - 78   QLD
235   John BANTING   80 - 79 - 76   WA
235   David LIMBACH   78 - 80 - 77   NSW
235   Denis DALE   76 - 76 - 83   NSW
236   Douglas WILLIAMS   81 - 79 - 76   HKG
237   Vince CLARK   77 - 80 - 80   NSW
237   Alan BULLAS   75 - 80 - 82   VIC

More details click here -2014 Australian Senior Amateur Championship

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 2014 Asia Pacific Team 

Golf Australia has announced the 6-man team to represent Australia in the 2014 Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Championship.

The tournament will be played at Discovery Bay Golf Club in Hong Kong from November 19-21, 2014.

The Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Championship is open to all senior golfers. There will certainly be other Australians making the trip to compete in the individual championship. Why not join the group of Aussies and enjoy a holiday in Hong Kong as well?

Australia has a very good record in the teams section of this tournament with recent team victories in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Undoubtedly they will again face their strongest opposition from the New Zealand team that defeated the Australians in Vietnam last year.

More information here - 2014 Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Championship

The team is:

Stefan Albinski
Stefan Albinski NSW
Paul Maslen
Paul Maslen NSW
Denis Dale
Denis Dale NSW
Roy Vandersluis
Roy Vandersluis NSW
Vince Clark
Vince Clark NSW
Gordon Claney
Gordon Claney VIC


 John Banting Wins South Australian Seniors  

Claney and Banting West Australian John Banting (holding trophy) has recorded his first Australian Senior Ranking title with victory in the 2014 South Australian Senior Amateur Championship.

In a week of very difficult conditions where the winds blew at 60 kph and then the rain came Banting (79-81-75-235) produced the round of the tournament with a closing 75 for a one stroke win over Victorian Gordon Claney (left). His final round score of 75 comprised 15 pars and 3 bogies and was the best score of the tournament, an exceptional effort given the weather and the added pressure of the final day. A well deserved win.

It was yet another top placing for Claney (78-81-77=236) and he is very quickly moving up the Australian Senior Ranking ladder. He has the impressive record of five Top 5 finishes from the seven events he has played. Claney handled the testing conditions better than most and his closing 77 was a very good round when it is realised that only four players managed to break 80. An Australian Senior Ranking win is very close - perhaps the Australian Senior Amateur that starts at the end of the month in Perth?

Third place went to NSW senior Vince Clark (80-79-82=241) who has certainly found a purple patch of form and in recent weeks he has figured right in the finish of the Gold Coast Seniors, The Grange Seniors and now the SA Senior Amateur. A great effort from the Super Senior!

Clearly the weather conditions were the feature of this tournament. Fleurieu proved it self the winner under the conditions. However, the players were keen to advise that the hospitality of all was wonderful and even with the wind and rain it was another enjoyable week of senior golf.

Final Scores:
235   BANTING John   79 - 81 - 75   Royal Perth   WA
236   CLANEY Gordon   78 - 81 - 77   Kingston Heath   VIC
241   CLARK Vince   80 - 79 - 82   The Lakes   NSW
243   FROST Ian   77 - 87 - 79   Bendigo   VIC
243   TURNER Nigel   81 - 79 - 83   Links Lady Bay   SA
244   GORDON Christopher   80 - 81 - 83   New South Wales   NSW
244   AIGNER Wayne   79 - 81 - 84   Brighton   VIC

Live scoring is available here: SA - Live Scoring

More details here - 2014 South Australian Senior Championship

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