14 Jul 2020 | Amateur golf |
Wall and Rhodes dominant in Coomealla Senior
by Golf Australia
Gregory Rhodes and Jane Wall have dominated the Coomealla Senior Open Championships to take out their respective titles. With border restrictions and a Melbourne lockdown imminent, the event was reduced from 54-holes to 36 and finished Tuesday afternoon. With a bumper field of 94 men and 26 women, Rhodes and Wall stood tall above all. In the men’s section, Rhodes produced a fantastic opening round of 67 to lead by five after day one. A steady even-par round of 72 would follow, giving the local Coomealla member a comprehensive 13-shot victory. Runner-up to Rhodes was Kingston Heath’s Gordon Claney who finished with rounds of 75 and 77. Finishing a further seven shots back and in outright third was Rosebud’s Colin George. Rhodes would also be victorious in the net section on a total of 141, four ahead of Colin Morrow on 145. Wall was equally as dominate in the women’s section, finishing six clear of her nearest rival. Wall finished with scratch stableford rounds of 36 and 31 to give her an impressive 67 total. Helen Pascoe was the runner-up to Wall after recording rounds of 28 and 33. Alison Sinclair rounded out the top three with a total of 48. In the stableford event, Lynda Saunders came out on top after returning rounds of 34 and 40. The Riverside member was six behind after round one but her impressive second round saw her prove too strong for her competitors. Yarrawonga’s Sharyn Wilson claimed the runner-up prize after firing scores of 37 and 32. The highlight of the event was provided by Barham’s Rex Suckling who produced a hole-in-one on the 172m Par-3 11th. A perfectly struck 5-iron gave Suckling a moment to remember. As COVID-19 restrictions tighten again in Melbourne, unfortunately upcoming events on the Victorian senior calendar have had to be put on hold. For full results please click here and refer to the links in the ‘Info’ tab. Click here for the latest standings in the Victorian Senior Order of Merit.
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