Stefan Albinski
2014 Winner
Stefan Albinski NSW
Vince Clark
2013 Winner
Vince Clark NSW
Bill Banks
2012 Winner
Bill Banks ACT
Bill Banks
2011 Winner
Bill Banks ACT
Denis Dale
2010 Winner
Denis Dale NSW
Peter King
2009 Winner
Peter King QLD
Brad Doolan
2008 Winner
Brad Doolan ACT
Denis Dale
2007 Winner
Denis Dale NSW

2014 ACT Senior Amateur Championship
Gungahlin Lakes, Gold Creek, Federal GCs
November 11-13, 2014

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This is a very popular event on the NZ Golf calendar and we expect tremendous entries once again, especially in a beautiful holiday destination such as Nelson. The Clubs are very excited to host the championship and the following is to assist you in your planning.

DATES The tournament runs from Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 February.
SCHEDULE Registration Wednesday 11 February, followed by a welcome cocktail party in the evening
DINNER At the conclusion of the final round a dinner and entertainment follows.
Tickets can be purchased at the event, $35 per head.
ACCOMMODATION
The Club recommend you book your accommodation as soon as possible as Nelson is a busy place at this time of year. Options the Club have collated are:
Beachcomber Motor Inn
Greens Motel
Ascot Lodge
Arcadia Motel
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
Admirials Motor Inn
Carmel Court Motel
Waimarie Motel

2014 Report:


Round 3 Report:

ACT Winners

Yet another day of warm conditions for the final round of the 2014 ACT Senior Amateur Championship played at Federal Golf Club. Once again the tournament organisers had provided an excellent course setup that allowed the field of senior golfers every opportunity to attack the pins and shoot some low scores.

With one round remaining there were ten golfers within a handful of shots but it was the ever reliable Stefan Albinski (pictured left) who again demonstrated what it takes to win important senior events. In a fine display of controlled golf Albinski carded a score of two over 74 to finish with a two stroke winning margin. His rounds of 75-71-74 gave him a 54-hole total of 220 (four over par). This win returns him to the top of the Australian Senior Ranking table.

Second place went to ACT senior Darryl Whitehead (right) who charged home with a final round of one under par 71. After opening with rounds of 74 and 77 the long hitting newcomer to senior golf showed what he is capable of and he will definitely be a contender in upcoming senior ranking events.

There was a three way tie for third place. The 36 hole leader after opening with 72 and 73, Sal Ballard started his final round poorly but then battled back well with three birdies in four holes on the back nine for a round of 78. Joining him in third place were Victorian Mick Asami (73-74-76) and another newcomer Mark Pearson (75-73-75). All three finished seven over par on 223.

Tony Kennings Tony Kennings - Hole in One
Apart from some hot scoring on the Federal course a highlight was a hole-in-one from well known NSW senior Tony Kennings (pictured right). Quite amazingly this was the first ever hole in one for Kennings in a long career of top level golf - well done Tony!

The handicap competition was won by Gary O'Brien who defeated Brad Tepper on a countback after both golfers had finished with 54 hole total of 210.

Another very well run tournament by ACT Golf and congratulations to all involved in organising another successful week of golf.

Final Scores:

220  Stefan ALBINSKI  75-71-74  NSW
222  Darryl WHITEHEAD  74-77-71  ACT
223  Mark PEARSON  75-73-75  NSW
223  Mick ASAMI  73-74-76  VIC
223  Sal BALLARD  72-73-78  NSW
224  Roy VANDERSLUIS  75-74-75  NSW
225  Russell BUNN  76-78-71  NSW
226  Paul MASLEN  81-71-74  NSW, David LIMBACH  78-73-75  NSW
226  Greg MCKAY  75-73-78  NSW, Greg STANFORD  73-75-78  NSW
226  Robert STILL  75-72-79  ACT, Denis DALE  74-73-79  NSW
227  Laurie CUPPLES  73-79-75  NSW, Chris WINSLADE  74-76-77
228  Kevin O'BRIEN  79-78-71  ACT, Vince CLARK  77-74-77  NSW
229  Noel WOOD  78-77-74  NSW
230  Graeme HOWLAND  73-76-81  NSW
232  Tony KENNINGS  78-80-74  NSW
232  Thomas HAROLD  81-74-77  NT, Trevor BEALE  76-78-78  NSW
233  Chris GORDON  81-77-75  NSW
234  Tom YATES  73-83-78  NSW, Richard GREVILLE  76-79-79  NSW

Round 2 Report:

Sal Ballard Another day of perfect weather at Gold Creek Golf Club for the second round of the 2014 ACT Senior Amateur Championship. The course setup was senior friendly with a little start on the tees and many (but not all) of the pins quite accessible. The conditions were set for more good scoring.

The leader after the second round is still Sal Ballard (pictured) who followed his opening 72 with another excellent round of 73. With a total of 145 (one over par) he holds a one stroke lead over Stefan Albinski (75-71). Two strokes behind Ballard are a trio of senior golfers - Robert Still (75-72), Denis Dale (74-73) and Mick Asami (75-73).

The highlight of the day was definitely Stefan Albinski's final hole which is the most difficult hole on the course. After a solid drive Albinski lined up with a five iron and had the great feeling of listening to the greenside cheers as it went in the hole for a very rare eagle.

Albinski's one under par round was matched by NSW senior Paul Maslen who had started with a disappointing 81 at Gungahlin Lakes but soon returned to the form that has made him one of Australia's top rated seniors for quite a few years.

The championship concludes tomorrow at Federal Golf Club and with such a bunched leaderboard there should be some exciting play.

Round Two Leaders:

145   BALLARD Sal  (72 - 73)  NSW
146   ALBINSKI Stefan  (75 - 71)  NSW
147   STILL Robert  (75 - 72)  ACT
147   DALE Denis  (74 - 73)  NSW
147   ASAMI Mick  (73 - 74)  VIC
148   PEARSON Mark  (75 - 73)  NSW
148   MCKAY Greg  (75 - 73)  NSW
148   STANFORD Greg  (73 - 75)  ACT
149   VANDERSLUIS Roy  (75 - 74)  NSW
149   HOWLAND Graeme  (73 - 76)  NSW
150   WINSLADE Christopher  (74 - 76)  NSW
151   LIMBACH David  (78 - 73)  ACT
151   CLARK Vince  (77 - 74)  NSW
151   WHITEHEAD Darryl  (74 - 77)  ACT
152   MASLEN Paul  (81 - 71)  NSW
152   CUPPLES Laurie  (73 - 79)  NSW
154   HALL Ron  (78 - 76)  NSW
154   BUNN Russell  (76 - 78)  NSW
154   BEALE Trevor  (76 - 78)  NSW
155   HAROLD Thomas  (81 - 74)  NT
155   WOOD Noel  (78 - 77)  NSW
155   GREVILLE Richard  (76 - 79)  NSW

Round 1 Report:

Round one of the 2014 ACT Senior Amateur Championship was played today at Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club. In perfect weather (although late starters did have some strong winds to deal with) and on a well conditioned course many of the players managed good scores and the leaderboard is very closely bunched.

The leader after the opening round is Penrith senior Sal Ballard (pictured) with an even par round of 72. He displayed his famous short game and putting skills to lead a group on 73 that includes Tom Yates, Greg Stanford, Mick Asami, Laurie Cupples and Graeme Howland.

The highlight of the day was a hole-in-one to Tom Yates and a 3-3-3-3-3 start for Graeme Howland (three birdies and three pars).

The championship continues tomorrow at Gold Creek Golf Club with the final 18 to be played at Federal on Thursday.

Round One Leaders:

72   BALLARD Sal  
73   STANFORD Greg  
73   ASAMI Mick  
73   CUPPLES Laurie  
73   HOWLAND Graeme  
73   YATES Tom  
74   WINSLADE Christopher  
74   WHITEHEAD Darryl  
74   DALE Denis  
75   VANDERSLUIS Roy  
75   MCKAY Greg  
75   STILL Robert  
75   ALBINSKI Stefan  
75   PEARSON Mark  
76   VLORES Edward  
76   O'BRIEN Garry  
76   BUNN Russell  
76   WHITTAKER Chris  
76   BEALE Trevor  
76   GREVILLE Richard  

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