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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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New Zealander Murray Martin became the first Kiwi since 2009 to win the Australian Men's Senior Amateur Championship with a six stroke victory at Royal Queensland Golf Club.
The New Plymouth member finished with rounds of 74-74-74 to be at 6-over par. He is only the second Kiwi to win the title, following in the footsteps of three-time champion Rod Barltrop.
Martin said he was delighted with the victory.
“It’s great to put my name under senior greats including Rodney Barltrop and Stefan Albinski,” Martin said.
“It’s been great to come over and play with my Australian mates and wonderful to have my family here to see me sink the last putt to win the championship.”
Defending champion Sam Christie (Indooroopilly) stormed home in the final round to finish in a tie for second place with Kiwi Frank Borren.
Christie carded a final round 1-under par 71 - the best round of the championship.
Kiwi Michael Leitch finished in a tie for fourth with Concord member Paul Maslen.
For the host club, Michael Maher was the best placed in a tie for 8th.
The first Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship was first played in 1981 and is contested over 54-holes Stroke Play.
Players must be 55 years and over to be eligible for the Championship.
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Age Group Winners:
55-59 Years - Paul Maslen (NSW)
60-64 Years - Michael Leitch (NZL)
65-69 Years - Roy Vandersluis (NSW)
70 Plus Years - Jack Parker (NSW)
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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.
Monday 2 September: Official practice round
Tuesday 3 September: Round 1
Wednesday 4 September: Round 2
Thursday 5 September: Round 3 and Presentation Reception
> Entries are now closed and late entries are no longer being accepted.
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A complimentary practice round is available on Monday 2 September from 8.00 am – 3.00 pm. Players MUST book a time with the Golf Services Centre on 07 3633 6555.
Practice rounds are available outside the official practice times for players who have entered the championship. Greens fees are $120.00 and players must provide a letter of introduction from their home club.
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 by 12 August. Carts are $28.00 per round however if a player wishes to share this may be arranged. Players are NOT permitted to use their own motorised cart.
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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.
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Phone: (03) 9626 5050