Clockwise: Breanna Elliott, Viraat Badhwar, Su-Hyun Oh, Sylvia Donohoe, Peter King and Daniel Nisbet.
The best performed and most consistent players have been recognised following the conclusion of the 2012 Australian Amateur Ranking Systems. The results of over 70 ranking events across Australia during the last 12 months were collated to determine the winners.
The Men’s Rankings was won by 2012 Australian Amateur Runner-up Daniel Nisbet (Qld) having won the Lake Macquarie Amateur, and a second placing in the Australian Master of the Amateurs. Victoria’s Breanna Elliott won the Women’s Rankings, courtesy of her Runner-up finish in the Australian Amateur, and victories in the NSW and SA Stroke Play Championships.
The Boys’ Rankings was won by Viraat Badhwar (Qld) courtesy of three wins in Ranking Events and two second placings, including the Australian Boys’ Amateur. 2012 Australian Girls’ Amateur Champion Su-Hyun Oh (Vic) capped off a great year by winning the Girls’ Rankings, which also included wins at the Greg Norman Junior Masters and the Srixon International.
The Men’s and Women’s Senior Rankings, for players aged 55 years and over, saw Peter King (Qld) stall Stefan Albinski’s (NSW) domination of the Men’s Senior Rankings. King’s 2012 saw him win the NSW, Qld and Victorian Senior Amateurs, as well as a second placing in the Australian Senior Amateur. Sylvia Donohoe (NSW) continued her domination of the Women’s Senior Rankings with five top 5 finishes.
The Ranking Events again saw nearly 3,500 players from around Australia and the world compete, with the Systems continuing to provide vast interest for golfers of all ages and genders.
Each System is points-based, and operates over a 12-month rolling period. All National Championships and each State’s Amateur Championships in the respective Systems count towards a player’s average, in addition to various other major events.
Players’ points are determined by their finishing positions in each event and the events themselves are weighted according to the field strength.
The conditions for the 2013 Australian Amateur Ranking Systems remain essentially unchanged, with the exception that the Junior Rankings will now include results from open-age events, however at least three junior events are counted in the player’s divisor.
1. Daniel Nisbet (Qld) 115.75
2. Cameron Smith (Qld) 92.60
3. Matthew Stieger (NSW) 92.09
1. Breanna Elliott (Vic) 125.17
2. Whitney Hillier (WA) 103.29
3. Grace Lennon (Vic) 99.31
1. Viraat Badhwar (Qld) 127.78
2. Ben Eccles (Vic) 100.28
3. Kade McBride (Qld) 99.04
1. Su-Hyun Oh (Vic) 132.00
2. Annie Choi (KOR) 114.40
3. Lauren Mason (Qld) 112.92
Senior Men’s Rankings:
1. Peter King (Qld) 116.89
2. Stefan Albinski (NSW) 111.40
3. Graham Blizard (NSW) 109.48
Senior Women’s Rankings:
1. Sylvia Donohoe (NSW) 120.20
2. Jacqui Morgan (NSW) 114.69
3. Jill Blenkey (NSW) 93.10
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