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Australian Men's & Women's Mid Amateur

11 - 13 November 2015

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Click here to view Men's Championship History, Honour Roll and Past Results

The Australian Men's and Women's Mid Amateur Championships have been played since 2007. The Championships are played over 54-holes stroke play (with no cut), and are for players aged 30 - 54 years.

At the commencement, the Men’s Championship was a stand-alone Championship, however for the first three years, the Women’s Championship was played in conjunction with the Australian Women’s Senior Amateur Championship. In 2010, the Men’s and Women’s Mid Amateur Championships were combined.

Visit the website of the host club - Arundel Hills Country Club, Qld

News

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An avalanche of birdies has propelled Victorian Mark Boulton to his first national crown – the Australian Mid Amateur Championship.

Boulton, an arborist, began the day joint second and three shots behind Queensland’s Ashley Grosvenor.

But the Victorian Mid Amateur champ, who plays off a handicap of plus two at Phillip Island, poured in six birdies en route to a one-under-par 71 at Arundel Hills Country Club in Queensland.

Grosvenor, meanwhile, carded a 76 to leave Boulton a two-stroke winner at +4 (220), with last year’s champion John McMiles, of New South Wales, third on 229.

Boulton began his round with a birdie on the third, but gave the shot back on the sixth hole. Birdies on the eighth and ninth holes gave him momentum, but he soon surrendered that and more with double-bogeys on the 10th and 12th.

But Grosvenor, who couldn’t muster a birdie throughout a tense final round, couldn’t take advantage and Boulton stormed to the crown with birdies on the 14th, 17th and 18th.

West Australian Melissa Luk maintained her overnight lead in the women’s championship with a final-round 80 to win by five shots.

Luk finished with a total of 235 (+19) including birdies on the second and sixth holes today.

Robyn Tait, visiting from Vietnam, finished runner-up, while Robyn Callaghan was third.

The state teams event was won by Queensland with a total of 709 with the team of Scott Draper, Ashley Grosvenor and Jess Jenkins.

Player Information

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Results:
> Download the Men's Results
> Download the Women's Results

Team Results:
Download the state teams event.

Entry Details:
Online Entry Fee: $150.00 on-line (includes practice round, Welcome Function, Presentation Function, Championship Gift and Championship Program)
Handicap Limit: Maximum GA handicap - Men: 4.4; Women: 17.0
Entries Close: Entries are now CLOSED

> Download the Men’s entry form to view the conditions of play.
> Download the Women’s entry form to view the conditions of play.
> View the list of Men’s entries received.
> View the list of Women’s entries received.

Schedule:
Tuesday 10 November: Practice Round
Wednesday 11 November: Round 1 & Welcome Cocktail Reception
Thursday 12 November: Round 2
Friday 13 November: Round 3 & Presentation Reception

Competitor Information:
Download important competitor information regarding draws, functions, practice, etc.

Course Length:
Download the course length/teeing grounds to be used during the Championship

Player Services:
Download Local Services including physiotherapy, dental and shopping centres etc.

Accommodation:
Download accomodation options in proximity to Arundel Hills Country Club.

Functions:
Welcome Cocktail Reception: CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT NUMBERS. PLAYERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A $15 VOUCHER TO REDEEM FOR LUNCH ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
> Wednesday 11 November; 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm, Arundel Hills Country Club
> Dress: Smart casual (no jeans).
> The cost of the Welcome Cocktail Reception is included in the entry fee. Guests are welcome to join for an additional $30.00 per head. Payment of guests can be made via the online entry process or at registration.

Presentation Drinks and Cocktail Reception:
> Friday 13 November at the conclusion of play (approx 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm) at Arundel Hills Country Club
> Dress: golfing or casual attire (no jeans)
> The cost of this function is included in the entry fee.

Registration & Starting:
Competitors are required to register between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 10 November at Arundel Hills Country Club. Failure to register may result in disqualification from the Championship. If it is impossible to register in person, competitors must contact the Championship Office on registration day on 0418 426 613.

Competitors are NOT required to register each day. Players will NOT be called to the tee and should proceed to their starting tee approximately 5 minutes prior to their starting time. Score cards, Local Rules and Hole Placement Sheets will be distributed by the starter on the tee.

Practice:
One complimentary practice round for competitors is available at any time on Tuesday 10 November between 9.00 – 11.00 am. Players must contact the club to make a booking (07 5573 9444). Players may practice outside of this time, however a green fee of $49.00 (including cart) will be payable.

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.
> Notwithstanding the above regulations, no additional practice strokes shall be played if the group behind is waiting to play. Additionally, course staff retain absolute right of way.

Competitors in breach of these practice conditions are liable to face action under GA’s Code of Conduct.

Distance Measuring Devices:
Please be advised that the following Local Rule will now be in effect for the Championship:

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.

The following page on the R&A Website provides guidance around the conformance of various DMDs -
R&A Advice on DMDs (if a player uses a non-conforming DMD during competition play, they will be disqualified).

For further information please contact Golf Australia:
Phone: +61 3 9626 5000
E-mail: championships@golf.org.au

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