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2014 Champion
Steve Toyne wins the 2014 Gold Coast Senior Classic at Royal Pines and Robina Golf Clubs

2014 Champion
Brian Sams wins the 2014 Queensland Senior Amateur Championship at Carbrook Golf Club

2014 Champion
Trevor Osborne wins the 2014 NT Senior Amateur Championship at Darwin Golf Club

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2014 The Grange Senior Classic
September 4-5, 2014
The Grange GC

2014 South Australian Senior Amateur Championship
September 8-10, 2014
Fleurieu GC

State Senior Orders of Merit




all tables show points after


 1  Stefan Albinski     NSW 98.69  10 
 2  Paul Maslen NSW 97.67  7 
 3  Denis Dale NSW 94.46  8 
 4  Roy Vandersluis NSW 88.02  7 
 5  David Limbach NSW 83.33  8 
 6  Peter King QLD 82.96  7 
 7  Ian McPherson WA 82.46  5 
 8  Sal Ballard NSW 75.81  7 
 9  Alan Bullas VIC 71.08  8 
10  Barry Tippett VIC 70.77  7 
11  Gordon Claney VIC 69.31  6 
12  Sam Christie QLD 66.64  4 
13  Richard Greville NSW 65.28  7 
14  Greg Stanford NSW 63.60  6 
15  Vince Clark NSW 60.20  5 
16  Chris Gordon NSW 58.79  7 
17  Michael Barltrop NZ 57.02  4 
18  Colin Hallam QLD 56.79  7 
19  Graham Bowen WA 54.47  8 
20  David Edwards NSW 50.90  7 


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 94.46  8 
 2  Roy Vandersluis NSW 88.02  7 
 3  Vince Clark NSW 60.02  5 
 4  Tony Hyde VIC 47.52  7 
 5  Bill Banks ACT 40.57  2 
 6  Tony Kennings NSW 40.01  5 
 7  Ian Read QLD 28.84  6 
 8  Trevor Box QLD 26.76  3 
 9  Rodney Barltrop NZ 25.79  3 
10  Harry Crosby WA 24.29  3 

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 

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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 Albinski in Canadian Seniors 

Stefan Albinski

Stefan Albinski, Australia's leading senior amateur, is currently playing in the 2014 Canadian Senior Amateur Championship. The 72 hole event is being held at Capilano Golf and Country Club situated on the north shore of Vancouver. Click here to visit their web site - Capilano Golf Club

Albinski began the championship with an opening round of 78 on the par 71 layout. After playing the front nine with eight pars and a birdie to be very well placed at one under he then struck some trouble in recording a back nine of 43. The leader after round one was on two under par 69.

Round 2 was an up and down round for Albinski. A quadruple bogey 8 on the first hole was followed by four birdies and a bogey in the next nine holes to recover to one over par for the round. He then slipped a little to return a second round of 75 but a very good score after his start.

After the second round Albinski is eleven over par and in equal 33rd position. The Canadian 36-hole leader is 4 under par and four strokes ahead of his nearest challenger.

Follow online live scoring by clicking here:
Canadian Senior Amateur Live Scoring

 South Australian Events 


Grange East

The Round 1 draw for the Grange Seniors to be played September 4-5 at The Grange Golf Club is now available.

A large field of 78 seniors have entered for the event with half of the field coming from interstate. With 6 of the current Top 20 in the Australian Senior Rankings taking part the tournament will be a Level 3 event meaning 130 points to the winner.
More details and a copy of the draw here -
2014 The Grange Senior Open

South Australian Seniors - September 8-10 at Fleurieu Golf Club. Entries closed Monday August 25.
More details click here -
2014 South Australian Senior Amateur Championship

 Australian Senior Amateur 

Entries for the Australian Menís Senior Amateur Championship close on 26 August 2014.


The event will be played at Mandurah Country Club, one hour south of Perth from 30 September to 1 October.

Entries have been received from all over Australia for the 54-hole stroke play event which is contested over three days. The handicap limit for 2014 is 8.4 and the $160 entry fee includes a player gift, practice round, 3 rounds of golf and presentation reception.

The event is in its 34rd year, having been played since 1981, and with the winner claiming the Kerry Packer Trophy, it is Australiaís premier menís senior event.

More details click here -2014 Australian Senior Amateur Championship

 Aussies in British Senior 

The 2014 British Senior Amateur takes place at Ganton Golf Club from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 August 2014. 144 competitors play 36 holes on the Wednesday and Thursday, after which the leading 60 players and ties play a further 18 holes on the Friday. The championship is open to players aged 55 years and over before 6 August 2014.

Ganton is widely regarded as one of Great Britain and Ireland's finest tests of golf and in the past it has staged The Amateur Championship, the British Ladies Championship, the Ryder Cup, the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup, the Jacques Leglise Trophy as well as numerous English National Championships. The par of the Ganton course is 71. Click here to locate on Google maps - Ganton Golf Club - Google Map

There are four Australians and one New Zealander in the field plus one Japanese player (I believe Mick Asami is the same senior who is also a member of Huntingdale GC in Victoria):

36 Hole Scores:
161 Paul Maslen NSW 78-83
162 Mick Asami VIC 80-82
163 Ian McPherson WA 79-84
166 Michael Barltrop NZ 81-85
168 Stefan Albinski NSW 85-83
172 Peter King QLD 90-82

Unfortunately none of the Australian or New Zealand contingent made the cut this year which was 18 over par at 160. The leader is at 4 over par 146 with 8 over par 150 running fifth. Follow online live scoring by clicking here:

British Senior Amateur Live Scoring

No Aussies or Kiwis through to the final round - bad luck guys. Paul Maslen must be feeling disappointed as he missed out by just one stroke. Paul was travelling well inside the cut but double bogied 16 and 17 before birdieing the final hole. Ian McPherson missed by three strokes after triple bogies on 15 and 16. It will be interesting to hear some stories when we all get together again in Perth for the Australian Senior Amateur Championship.

 Steve Toyne Wins First Title at Gold Coast 

Newcomer Steve Toyne (Queensland) has won his first Australian Senior Ranking event with a one stroke victory in the 2014 Gold Coast Senior Amateur Championship played at the R.A.C.V. Royal Pines and Palmer Gold Coast Robina courses.

Steve Toyne, Michael Barltrop, Vince Clark
Toyne had entered the final round trailing overnight leader Denis Dale by a stroke but Dale's triple bogey, bogey start soon had him well out of the lead. Toyne (78-72-73=223) played beautiful golf for his closing round 73 to edge out visiting Kiwi Michael Barltrop by a stroke. Barltrop (76-77-71=224) had the best round of the day with his one under par 71 but finished just one stroke short of his first victory in an Australian Senior event.

NSW veteran Vince Clark (72-78-75=235) again played well at Royal Pines and his closing round of 75 was good enough to finish one stroke behind Barltrop and claim the third place prize. Denis Dale (77-72-79=228) finished fourth and Greg Duguid (72-86-72=230) fifth. Duguid had two par rounds at Royal Pines and can only wonder what happened with his round of 86 at Robina.

The annual competition between NSW and Queensland for the State of Origin Trophy was won by the Queensland team. In this competition 17 players represent their state with the best 13 net scores counting each day. Queensland made it a clean sweep winning every day for a 3-0 victory. NSW captain Chris Collins was gracious in defeat but has warned the Queenslanders that things will be different in 2015. Queensland captain Joe Long was not worried and remains confident the golfing Queenslanders will match the Rugby League boys in winning 8 straight!

The tournament was again very well run and all players certainly enjoyed the courses and the hospitality. Bacon and egg rolls every day for breakfast, motorised carts included every day and then gourmet sandwiches and hot chips after every round. The prize giving was also very generous with 35 prizes awarded over the three days of competition. It's on again in 2015 so add this event to your itinerary.

Final Scores:
223    Steve TOYNE 78-72-73 QLD
224    Michael BARLTROP  76-77-71 NZ
225    Vince CLARK 72-78-75 NSW
228    Denis DALE 77-72-79 NSW
230    Greg DUGUID 72-86-72 QLD
231    Colin HALLAM 81-77-73 QLD, Dave MORRISON  81-76-74
233    David MALLETT 84-72-77 VIC, Trevor BOX 72-80-81 QLD
236    Tony JAY 77-81-78 NSW
237    Gary CUSH 77-81-79 NSW, Trevor BEALE 82-71-84 NSW
238    Brian KESBY 83-78-77 QLD
241    Ray GEARY 77-88-76 QLD
242    Rod DALE  80-85-77 NSW, Phillip TOWLE  85-77-80 QLD, Darryl HEARSCH  85-74-83 NSW

More information and all the final scores here - 2014 Gold Coast Senior Amateur Championship

 Brian Sams Wins 2014 Queensland Seniors 

2007 champion Brian Sams (Port Macquarie) has added the 2014 Queensland Men's Senior Amateur title to his collection, outlasting a host of contenders in a testing final round at Carbook Golf Club. Very strong winds and hard and fast greens made it a difficult day for all.

After opening rounds of 69 and 71, a final round 80 from Sams was still enough to hold off Indooroopilly's Sam Christie by one shot. Christie returned the final day's best round of 3-over in conditions where wind gusts reached over 70km/hr.

Heading in to the back nine, it was Michael Barltrop from Royal Auckland who felt at home in the wind and had fought through to claim the lead. Unfortunately his charge faulted late with three closing bogeys. Sams used all of his experience to rally from an opening nine of 44 to come home in even par 36.

Another highlight of the event was a small accident with Tony Kenning's electric buggy. Taking on a life of its own the buggy took off and headed full steam for the famous Carbrook Shark Lake. Tony could only watch as it splashed into the lake and then slipped out of sight. Of course Tony's friends rushed to help by watching on as he stripped off and began the salvage with one eye out for the shark. Some friends were so helpful they actually took a few photos. Fortunately the Carbrook shark only eats Queenslanders! Browse through the photos to see Tony.

Barltrop's brother Rodney combined with Royal Wellington counterparts Jan and Tone Borren and Neale Pitches to claim the Teams Championship by two shots from Coolangatta-Tweed.

Preventing an international and interstate sweep of the major prizes was Greg Dyer (Wynnum) who claimed the overall Nett from Anthony Irvine (Southport) on countback 214.

Final Scores:
220 SAMS Brian 69-71-80 (NSW)
221 CHRISTIE Sam 72-75-74 (QLD)
222 CLANEY Gordon 73-72-77 (VIC) , BARLTROP Michael 71-73-78 (NZ)
225 BULLAS Alan 71-74-80 (VIC)
226 COSTELLO John 78-72-76 (QLD) , PEECK Michael 73-75-78 (QLD)
228 KING Peter 74-78-76 (QLD) , PARKIN Arthur 79-72-77 (NZ)
228 ALBINSKI Stefan 73-76-79 (NSW) , BOX Trevor 74-74-80 (QLD)
230 BORREN Jan 77-77-76 (NZ) , TOYNE Steve 75-72-83 (QLD)
230 KESBY Brian 74-70-86 (QLD)
231 MARTIN Murray 76-77-78 (NZ)
232 HALLAM Colin 75-81-76 (QLD) , BARLTROP Rodney 78-77-77 (NZ)

2014 Queensland Senior Amateur - MiTournament Scoring.
More details including all the final scores available here - 2014 Queensland Senior Amateur Championship

  Local Trevor Osborne Wins 2014 NT Senior  

Local player Trevor Osborne has won the 2014 NT Senior Amateur Championship played over 72 holes at the Darwin Golf Club.

Trevor Osborne
Defending champion Tom Harold (Darwin) had led after the opening day with a good round of 76 to lead Tuncurry visitor Tony Jay by a stroke. On the second day Osborne followed his opening 81 with a great round of 73 to take the 36 hole lead from Harold. Over the final two rounds it was a comfortable run home for Osborne and with rounds of 81-73-80-79=313 he finished with a winning margin of 8 strokes .

Queenslander Michael Peeck is a regular visitor to the top end and he finished in second place after rounds of 79-80-84-78=321. Victorian visitor Mick Asami completed the top three places with rounds of 81-77-84-79=321.

Top 10 Leading Scores:

313   OSBORNE Trevor   81-73-80-79   NT
321   PEECK Michael   79-80-84-78   QLD
321   ASAMI Yuichi   81-77-84-79   VIC
325   HAROLD Tom   76-79-86-84   NT
332   JAY Tony   77-85-81-89   NSW
336   WINTER Roy   80-84-87-85   NT
338   HILLIER Trevor   86-88-80-84   VIC
340   LYCETT Geoff   88-84-86-82   NT
342   STEVENS Lewer   84-84-85-89   NT
345   MARTIN Murray   86-86-87-86   NT

All the scores available here 2014 NT Senior Amateur Championship

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