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

2014 Champion
Australia wins the 2014 Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Teams Championship at Discovery Bay GC in Hong Kong

2014 Champion
Stefan Albinski wins the 2014 ACT Senior Amateur Championship at Gungahlin Lakes, Gold Creek and Federal Golf Clubs

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2015 Tasmanian Senior Amateur Championship
February 11-13, 2015
Mowbray GC, Tasmania


2015 NSW Senior Amateur Championship
March 3-5, 2015
Duntry League & Ex-Services GCs, Orange NSW


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


2015 West Australian Senior Amateur Championship
March 18-20, 2015
Mt Lawley GC, WA







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AUSTRALIAN SENIOR RANKINGS
CURRENT POINTS TABLE - TOP 20


 1  Stefan Albinski     NSW 106.98  7 
 2  Gordon Claney VIC 104.06  9 
 3  Roy Vandersluis NSW 87.60  7 
 4  Steve Toyne QLD 83.98  7 
 5  Vince Clark NSW 80.71  7 
 6  Ian McPherson WA 78.49  6 
 7  Sal Ballard NSW 77.26  7 
 8  Michael Barltrop NZ 75.79  5 
 9  David Limbach NSW 75.59  8 
10  John Banting WA 74.93  7 
11  Denis Dale NSW 69.89  7 
12  Brian Sams NSW 66.20  4 
13  Michael Peeck QLD 66.26  7 
14  Colin Hallam QLD 63.75  7 
15  Barry Tippett VIC 63.71  3 
16  Ian Frost VIC 62.71  5 
17  Peter King QLD 59.71  5 
18  Mick Asami VIC 58.55  5 
19  Paul Maslen NSW 55.16  6 
20  Alan Bullas VIC 54.99  8 


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 87.60  7 
 2  Vince Clark NSW 80.93  7 
 3  Denis Dale NSW 69.89  7 
 4  Harry Crosby WA 45.57  4 
 5  Tony Kennings NSW 39.56  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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  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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  Upcoming Senior Events  

Tasmanian Senior Amateur Championship - Mowbray
Entries for this event close on January 17
More details available here: 2015 Tasmanian Senior Amateur Championship

NSW Senior Amateur Championship - Orange
Duntry League
Online entry is now available.
More details available here: 2015 NSW Senior Amateur Championship

  New Date for Australian Senior Matchplay  

Coolangatta Tweed
The 2015 Australian Senior Amateur Matchplay Championship will be played at Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club from June 15-17.

Coolangatta was the host club in 2014 where the championship was a great success. The change of dates helps remove some of the congestion with an already crowded itinerary in October and adds an important event to the previously vacant month of June.

Club captain Dave Morrison advises that the Coolangatta Tweed course is definitely in its best condition in the middle of the year and he looks forward to another bigger and better and successful event. He also advised that Coolangatta Tweed and Golf Australia have agreed that they will host the event for the next three years.

Warm and sunny matchplay golf in the middle of June - what more could we want? More information here soon - 2015 Australian Senior Matchplay 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.

The 2015 GA Team will be selected following the Royal Melbourne Senior Classic from 19-20 January.

1. As the event is not sponsored, players are required to make their way to the host club and contribute to the cost of the course (incl carts), accommodation and meals (estimated at $320). Players are required to stay with the team.
2. Players who have been selected in the previous Asia-Pacific or Sanctuary Cove Teams are ineligible for selection. Similarly, should the next Asia-Pacific or Sanctuary Cove Team have been selected at the time of the ADF team selection, those players are also ineligible.
3. The leading one player from each State and Territory from the Men's Senior Ranking System provided they are in the top 40 of the Ranking System at the time of selection and comply with 1. and 2.
4. The next three players not included in 3. and complying with 1. and 2. from the Australian Men's Senior Ranking System.
5. One Captainís pick.
6. Should the number of players selected as per 3, 4 and 5 not reach 12 the balance become Captain's picks approximately in line with 4.

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More details available here 2015 Golf Australia vs ADFGA.

  Australian Team on Top in Asia Pacific Seniors  

Team Australia has won the 2014 Asia Pacific Senior Amateur championship. With the 4 best scores counting each day and after a most exciting final round the Australians ended up winners defeating a gallant New Zealand team by just two strokes. After entering the final round with a 12 stroke lead some great final round golf by the New Zealand team saw the Aussies just manage to hold on. There is always great rivalry between these two countries and the Aussies have now taken back the Asia Pacific Team Championship won by the Kiwis in 2013.

The individual championship was won by Japanese Shingo Matsumoto in an amazing playoff after he and Andrew McKechnie (New Zealand) had finished tied on 54-hole scores of 218 (five over par). The playoff went to the sixth extra hole before the deadlock was broken when McKechnie bogied. Australian senior Gordon Claney missed the playoff by just a single stroke after closing with a round of 75. He finished in outright third.

Australian team member Vince Clark won the runner-up prize in the overall handicap event and was also the winner of the Over 65 stroke event. Australian Peter McGregor was the runaway winner of the Over 70 Division.

The two standout rounds of the tournament came from Australian team members. Gordon Claney opened with a very impressive two under par 69 and in the second round Stefan Albinski went one better with a great round of three under par 68. The Discovery Bay course is a championship course and these rounds are marvellous achievements from the two leading senior golfers in Australia.



Final Leading Scores: Discovery Bay GC, Hong Kong - Par 71

218  * MATSUMOTO Shingo (Japan) 73-74-71, McKECHNIE Andrew (NZ) 75-71-72
219  CLANEY Gordon (Aust) 69-75-75
220  BATLEY John (NZ) 74-75-71, WILLIAMS Doug (HK) 73-74-73, MASLEN Paul (Aust) 71-75-74, BARLTROP Michael (NZ) 73-74-73
221  CLARK Vincent (Aust) 72-74-75
222  KAMEI Takashi (Japan) 71-78-73
224  DALE Denis (Aust) 72-78-74, AMBRIDGE John (UK) 75-78-71, BAGTAS Eddie (Phil) 76-72-76
225  DEV Kapil (India) 73-72-80
226  ALBINSKI Stefan (Aust) 81-68-77
227  MARTIN Murray (NZ) 82-73-72, EAST Stephen (UK) 75-76-76, LEITCH Michael (NZ) 73-76-78, BORREN Frank (NZ) 76-72-79
229  HERNANDEZ David (Phil) 78-79-72, KANG Woo (Japan) 76-78-75
230  VANDERSLUIS Roy (Aust) 77-72-81
. . . .
232  SQUIRES Barry (Aust) 74-78-80
235  KING Peter (Aust) 79-76-80
243  McGREGOR Peter (Australia) 79-84-80

Australian scores:
219 Gordon Claney 69-75-75
220 Paul Maslen 71-75-74
221 Vince Clark 72-74-75
224 Denis Dale 72-78-74
226 Stefan Albinski 81-68-77
230 Roy Vandersluis 77-72-81

New Zealand Scores:
218 Andrew McKechnie 75-71-72
220 Michael Barltrop 73-74-73
220 John Batley 74-75-71
227 Frank Borren 76-72-79
227 Mike Leitch 73-76-78
227 Murray Martin 82-73-72

The tournament concluded with a formal dinner and presentation ceremony at the Auberge Hotel. As always this was a most enjoyable evening and gave the players an opportunity to congratulate all the winners and spend non-golfing time with many new friends. It was a great night!

The 2015 Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Championship will be played in China from October 14-16, 2015. The tournament is open to players of all levels and is a wonderful experience - mark it in your calendar for 2015. More news on this event and a special AUSOOM holiday in China coming soon. The 2016 championship is expected to be played in The Philippines.

More information including all the individual and age group winners plus team and individual results available here soon - 2014 Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Championship

  Aussies Star in 2014 Hong Kong Seniors  

Tony Gresham The Australian contingent fared very well in the 2014 Hong Kong Senior Open played at the famous Hong Kong Golf Club from November 12-14.

The overall winners were local Hong Kong member Doug Williams (69-69-78=216) and UK visitor Stephen East (74-71-71=216). Well known New Zealnder Michael Barltrop was third (75-71-74=220). Although they did not win the major prize the Australians were successful in the 60-64, 65-69 and 70+ age divisions.

Queenslander Peter King won the 60-64 age group with scores of 75-78-73=226 and Victorian Alan Evan won the 65-69 group with scores of 78-73-77=228. Perhaps the best performance of all was Tony Gresham's scores of 76-72-77=225 in winning the Over 70's group. Gresham (pictured above) finished fifth overall in another amazing performance from the legendary Australian golfer.

Alan Evans

Final Scores:

216  WILLIAMS Douglas (HK - HKGC) 69 - 69 - 78
       EAST Stephen (UK) 74 - 71 - 71
220  BARLTROP Michael (New Zealand) 75 - 71 - 74
       TAYLOR Anthony (HK - HKGC) 72 - 73 - 75
225  GRESHAM Anthony (Australia) 76 - 72 - 77
226  AMBRIDGE John (UK) 78 - 77 - 71
       KING Peter (Australia) 75 - 78 - 73
228  EVANS Alan (Australia) 78 - 73 - 77
229  REED Peter (HK - HKGC) 79 - 74 - 76
230  BALL John (HK - HKGC) 76 - 77 - 77
232  LEITCH Michael (New Zealand) 77 - 78 - 77
257  MILLS Noel (Australia) 86 - 85 - 86
MC  KATES Malcolm (Australia) 94 83
MC  McWATTERS John (Australia) 93 88

More details and results here -2014 Hong Kong Senior Open Amateur Championship

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