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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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Sunraysia superstar Greg Rhodes made a double-bogey on his opening hole of the Australian Senior Amateur Championship.
It was the last time many in the field saw him.
Rhodes, a member at Coomealla and a prolific winner around the Mildura district, completed his second consecutive round of 69 at Manly Golf Club today to charge to the lead at four under with one round to play.
So good has Rhodes been that only eight other players are within 10 strokes in a 123-strong field.
And should he continue his consistent form in tomorrow’s finale, there are only four within six shots who have a realistic chance of running him down.
After his opening double on day one, Rhodes has peeled off 10 birdies around the testing Manly layout and only given back four bogeys.
His nearest rival is West Australian Trevor Hughes who today added a one-under-par round of 70 to his opening 71 to sit at 141, three adrift.
Rhodes’ fellow overnight leader Peter Hannah was slightly erratic today in carding a 74 that left him at 143, while local hope Peter Thomas couldn’t go with them and fired an 83 to drop from contention.
Richard Greville, of Avondale, added a 72 to sit at even-par 142 and outright third, while the big move up the board today came from defending champion, Melbourne’s Gordon Claney.
Claney, of Kingston Heath, matched Rhodes’ 69 to vault up to 143 alongside Hannah in a tie for fourth.
The third and final round tomorrow starts at 7.30am with the leaders off at 1.15pm.
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Entries for the Australian Men's Senior Amateur Championship are now CLOSED. Late entries will NOT be 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
Entries Close: 5.00 pm (AEST) Tuesday, 25 August 2015
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Sunday 27 September: Official practice round
Monday 28 September: Official practice round & registration
Tuesday 29 September: Round 1
Wednesday 30 September: Round 2
Thursday 1 October: Round 3 (seeded draw) & Presentation Reception (at conclusion of play)
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A complimentary practice round is available on Sunday 27 September between 12.15 pm - 2.00 pm or Monday 28 September between 10.00 am – 3.30 pm. Players are entitled to ONE practice round only and MUST book a time with the pro shop on 02 9907 9553
Practice rounds may be available outside the official practice times at the clubs discretion for players who have entered the championship. Greens fees are $77.00 and bookings can be made by contacting the pro shop.
Competitors are required to register between 10.00 am and 3.30 pm on Monday 28 September at Manly Golf Club. At this time, competitors will be required to provide a phone number where they can be contacted during the event. 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 0448 742 132.
Competitors are not required to register each day. Players are requested to report to the Starter approximately no less than 5 minutes prior to the advertised starting time. Score cards, Local Rules and hole placement sheets will be distributed by the Starter on the starting tee.
Distance Measuring Devices:
The following Local Rule will 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.
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 email@example.com by 25 August. Carts are $45 per round however if a player wishes to share this may be arranged.
For further information please contact Golf Australia:
Phone: +61 3 9626 5000