2015 Report:


Round 3 Report:

The 2015 Gold Coast Senior Classic concluded today with the final eighteen holes played at Links Hope Island Golf Club. The opening round was played at RACV Royal Pines and the second round at The Glades.

Course Photo The winner of the major trophy was leading Kiwi senior Frank Borren pictured centre with Rodney Barltrop left and Gold Coast Senior Classic organiser Dave Morrison right.

Borren had held a one stroke lead after opening rounds of 74-71 and played the championship level Links Hope Island course like the experienced campaigner he is to return an excellent final round of 73. He defeated fellow Kiwi Michael Barltrop by three shots. Borren has played quite a few times in Australia and it was pleasing to see this very good player break through for a win in Australia.

In finishing second it was yet another high placing in an Australian Senior Ranking event for Michael Barltrop. He is a regular traveller to Australia enjoying the chgallenge of quality compettion played on quality courses. His continued success sees him placed inside the top three on the current Australian Senior Ranking table.

Third place went to Rodney Barltrop with scores of 68-78-80=226. Barltrop was also the leading Over 65 player and his successful tournament included the best round of the tournament with his opening score of 68 (four under par and equalling his age) at RACV Royal Pines.

It was another very successful Gold Coast Senior Classic highlighted by the three great courses selected for this year's tournament and also the welcome participation of many of New Zealand's best senior golfers.

Final Scores
218 BORREN FRANK 74 - 71 - 73
221 BARLTROP MICHAEL 72 - 74 - 75
226 BARLTROP R M 68 - 78 - 80
230 HANNAH PETER 74 - 79 - 77
232 QUAGLIATA SAM 73 - 81 - 78
233 HALLAM COLIN 77 - 80 - 76, BARBER GARRY 74 - 80 - 79
234 PEECK MIKE 78 - 81 - 75, LA CHIUSA MARIO 79 - 74 - 81, MARTIN MURRAY 75 - 78 - 81
235 BROWN LINDSAY 79 - 77 - 79, FROST IAN 76 - 78 - 81, TOYNE STEVE 76 - 78 - 81
236 HEARSCH DARRYL 79 - 79 - 78, MACRAE PETER 73 - 82 - 81
238 SPILLANE GEORGE 77 - 81 - 80, TREEN TONY 80 - 77 - 81
240 BOX TREVOR 80 - 80 - 80, DEAKIN TIMOTHY 76 - 84 - 80

Round 2 Report:

Course Photo The 2015 Gold Coast Senior Classic continued today with the second eighteen holes played at The Glades Golf Club. The opening round was played at RACV Royal Pines with the final round to be played tomorrow at Links Hope Island.

The new leader is Kiwi international Frank Borren who returned a very good score of one under par 71 on the beautiful yet very challenging The Glades course. Following his opening score of 74 Borren has a 36-hole total of 145 and now leads the 54-hole tournament by one stroke.

Sharing second place are a pair of visiting Kiwis - brothers Michael and Rodney Barltrop. Michael followed his round one score of 72 with a two over par 74 while Rodney could not repeat the form that saw him begin with a round of 68, returning a 78 to share second place with his brother.

Three golfers are next on a total of 153 but they are probably too far back to catch the leaders. They include Queenslanders Mario La Chiusa and Peter Hannah alongside yet another visitor from New Zealand in Murray Martin.

Leading Round 2 Scores
145 BORREN FRANK 74 - 71
146 BARLTROP MICHAEL 72 - 74, BARLTROP R M 68 - 78
153 LA CHIUSA MARIO 79 - 74, MARTIN MURRAY 75 - 78
153 HANNAH PETER 74 - 79
154 FROST IAN 76 - 78, TOYNE STEVE 76 - 78
154 BARBER GARRY 74 - 80, QUAGLIATA SAM 73 - 81
155 MACRAE PETER 73 - 82
156 BROWN LINDSAY 79 - 77
157 TREEN TONY 80 - 77, MCORIST WILSON 80 - 77, HALLAM COLIN 77 - 80
158 BORREN JAN 81 - 77, HEARSCH DARRYL 79 - 79
158 SPILLANE GEORGE 77 - 81

Round 1 Report

Course Photo The 2015 Gold Coast Senior Classic began today with the opening eighteen holes played at the Royal Pines Golf Club. This is a 54-hole event with the remaining rounds to be played at The Glades and Hope Islands Golf Clubs.

The round one leader is a true legend in Australasian Senior Golf - Rodney Barltrop from New Zealand. The 68 year old equalled his age with a wonderful round of four under par 68 that also included a hole in one on the seventh hole.

Barltrop has won the Australian Senior Amateur Championship three times and the New Zealand Senior Amateur Championship four times in a great senior golf career. Last week he represented New Zealand in the winning team that defeated the Australians at Sanctuary Cove Golf Club.

In an interesting sidelight Rodney Barltrop leads by four strokes from his younger brother Michael who opened with a round of 72. This would normally be good enough to lead and it will be interesting to see how the two brothers fair tomorrow and then perhaps in the same group on the final day.

Other good round one scores included rounds of 73 from Sam Quagliata and Peter Macrae. A trio of golfers recorded rounds of 74 - Frank Borren (another New Zealander), Garry Barber aand Peter Hannah.

Leading Round 1 Scores
68 RODNEY BARLTROP
72 MICHAEL BARLTROP
73 SAM QUAGLIATA, PETER MACRAE
74 FRANK BORREN, GARRY BARBER, PETER HANNAH
75 MURRAY MARTIN
76 MICHAEL LEITCH, IAN FROST, TIMOTHY DEAKIN, STEVE TOYNE
77 NEALE PITCHES, PETER FLAUS, DAVE MORRISON, GEORGE SPILLANE, GREGORY ORVIS, COLIN HALLAM
78 DAVID BROWN, JON RUSSELL, MIKE PEECK, LINDSAY ELLIOTT
79 DARRYL HEARSCH, LINDSAY BROWN, MARIO LA CHIUSA

Championship Honourboard

Frank Borren
2015 Winner
Frank Borren NZ
Steve Toyne
2014 Winner
Steve Toyne QLD
Trevor Box
2013 Winner
Trevor Box QLD
Wayne Bridgman
2012 Winner
Wayne Bridgman Q

2006-11 Nudgee GC
2012- Gold Coast Courses
Tony Gover
2011 Winner
Tony Gover ACT
Greg Corben
2010 Winner
Greg Corben NSW
Greg Corben
2009 Winner
Greg Corben NSW
Graeme MacDonald
2008 Winner
G. MacDonald QLD
Denis Dale
2007 Winner
Denis Dale NSW
Bill Banks
2006 Winner
Bill Banks ACT

2015 Gold Coast Senior Classic
RACV Royal Pines, The Glades, Links Hope Island Golf Clubs
July 22-24, 2015

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