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Australian Men's Senior Amateur

30 Sep - 2 October 2014

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The Australian Men's Senior Amateur Championship is open to players aged 55 years and over and is contested over 54-holes stroke play. It is an Australian Men's Senior Ranking Event.

The first Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship was played in 1981, over 36-holes qualifying with the leading 32 players qualifying for elimination match play. From 2004 onwards, the event has been contested over 54-holes stroke play.

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News

Results:
> CLICK HERE for final results of the 2014 Men's Senior Amateur Championship.

> CLICK HERE for final results of the Interstate Stroke Teams event

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

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 and 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.

Player Information

Entry Details:
Entries for the Australian Men's Senior Amateur Championship are closed. Late entries are no longer being accepted.
Online Entry Fee: $160.00 on-line (includes practice round, Presentation Function, Championship Gift and Championship Program)
Handicap Limit: Maximum GA handicap 8.4

Download the entry form to view the conditions of play.
View the list of entries received.

Competitor Information:
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Draw:
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Download the FINAL draw for rounds 1 & 2.

Schedule:
Monday 29 September: Official practice round
Tuesday 30 September: Round 1
Wednesday 1 October: Round 2
Thursday 2 October: Round 3 (seeded draw) and Presentation Reception

Course Length:
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Accommodation:
Preferred Hotel:
The Sebel, Mandurah
1 Marco Polo Drive, Mandurah WA 6210
Ph: +61 8 9512 8310 F: +61 8 9512 8399
The Sebel Mandurah Website

The Sebel Mandurah is offering competitors in the Australian Men's Senior Amateur a rate of $159.00 per night (available from Monday 27 September until Friday 3rd October).
> Click here to make a booking

Player Services:
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Draws & Requests:
The Draw for Rounds 1 and 2 will be available one week prior to the event. If players have requests to coordinate travel, please email championships@golf.org.au and these will be accommodated where possible. These must be advised no later than 26 August.

The draw for round 3 will be seeded based on score from the first 36-holes.

Distance Measuring Devices:
Please be advised that the following Local Rule will be effect:

In this competition a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect their play (eg gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

Please note: Mobile phones are permitted during a stipulated round to access a distance measuring device application or to ring for a ruling only. Please check the R&A flowchart to ensure your device is conforming – R&A Advice Regarding DMDs

Motorised Carts:
Players are permitted to use Motorised Transport on the production of a Medical Certificate. The Medical Certificate must be received by Golf Australia prior to the event. Players requiring a motorised cart MUST book with Golf Australia on 03 9626 5050 or email championships@golf.org.au by 26 August. Carts are $30 per round however if a player wishes to share this may be arranged.

Practice:
A complimentary practice round is available on Monday 29 September from 8.00 am – 3.00 pm. Players MUST book a time with the pro shop on 08 9535 6488

Practice rounds may be available outside the official practice times for players who have entered the championship. Greens fees are $25.00 and bookings can be made by contacting the pro shop.

During a practice round a player may play one ball only throughout the round with the following exceptions:

> If a player misses the fairway with their drive, they may play one additional tee shot from the tee;
> If a player misses the green with their approach shot, they may play one additional shot to the green;
> Not more than three chip shots may be played from beside the green, and only then provided such practice shots do not damage the course;
> Only two bunker shots may be played towards the green from a greenside bunker. All other bunker shots must be played away from the green;
> Only three practice putts are permitted.

Smoking:
Players are NOT permitted to smoke cigarettes or the like during the stipulated round of a Golf Australia National Championship. Competitors in breach of this condition are liable to face action under GA’s Code of Conduct.

For further information please contact Golf Australia:
Phone: (03) 9626 5050
E-mail: championships@golf.org.au

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