10 Dec 2021 | Amateur golf |

Wooster and Naismith reign supreme at the Victorian Senior Amateur

by Golf Australia

Sue Wooster & Kevin Naismith
Sue Wooster & Kevin Naismith

Sue Wooster and Kevin Naismith have dominated the Victorian Senior Amateur to take out their respective titles.

Played at Horsham Golf Club for the second straight year, players dealt with tough winds throughout the three-day event.

Wooster, who plays her golf at The National Golf Club, was in control from the first round as scores of 74, 77 and 73 saw her finish ten shots clear of Helen Pascoe.

“It is great to win this for the first time”, Wooster said.

“The course set up was fantastic. The greens were slick, and the pins were challenging but fair and I really enjoyed the course”.

Pascoe finished with a 234 total, six shots clear of Jacqui Morgan and Bridget Hill who tied for third.

After losing in a playoff in 2020, Kevin Naismith went one better with three fantastic rounds of 72,74 and 72.

Naismith, who hails from Southern Golf Club, was thrilled to win the event for the first time.

“I am honoured to win this title after coming so close last year,” Naismith said.

“The conditions were really tough out there this week. Every shot was a grind. Nothing felt easy.”

Greg Rhodes and Geoff Walker were consistent all tournament with rounds of 74,76,76 and 72,76 and 78 respectively to finish in a tie for second.

In the women’s overall net, Horsham’s own Sharon Howden was the victor with net scores of 72,76 and 70 to finish three clear of fellow Horsham member Julie Neumann and Rossdale’s Cheryl Disher.

The men’s overall net was won by Glenn Crocker with his rounds of 73, 67 and 71.

Crocker, who made the journey down from Young Golf Club in NSW, finished four shots clear of Trafalgar’s Jeff Hasthorpe.

Sue Wooster (55-59) and Helen Pascoe (65-69) were victorious in their respective age categories whilst Bridget Hill (60-64) and June Tickell (70+) were crowned champions of their divisions.

In the men’s age categories, Naismith was the victor in the 55-59 years of age division whilst Greg Rhodes (60-64), Gordon Claney (65-69) and Chris Tatt (70+) were the best across their respective divisions.

Golf Australia would like to sincerely thank Horsham Golf Club for their assistance in delivering such a fantastic event.

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