Round 2 Report:
The defending champion Nigel Goodall (left) has won the 2015 Lake Karrinyup Senior Classic.
A local member Goodall had led after the first round with a score of 73 and then followed up with a very steady round of 74. His 147 total gave him a two stroke margin over West Australian John Banting (77-72=149) and Victorian Barry Tippett (74-75=149). Goodall has now won two Australian Senior Ranking events and both have been the Lake Karrinyup Senior Classic. He will be a player to beat in the West Australian Senior Amateur starting on Wednesday at Royal Fremantle Golf Club.
Tied for equal fourth place were a trio of West Australians, Neville Delane (79-72=151), Ian McPherson (77-74=151) and Trevor Hughes (77-74=151).
The second place points earned by Barry Tippett have seen him move up the overall Australian Senior Rankings table and he is now in fourth place. Ian McPherson also moved back up the ladder and he is ranked number six. John Banting's second place cemented his place inside the Top 10.
Leading 36 Hole Scores:
147 Nigel GOODALL 73-74 WA
149 John BANTING 77-72 WA, Barry TIPPETT 74-75 VIC
151 Neville DELANE 79-72 WA, Ian MCPHERSON 77-74 WA, Trevor HUGHES 77-74 WA
152 Craig MORRISON 77-75 WA, Colin HALLAM 74-78 QLD, John WALLACE 74-78 WA
155 Brendan CURTIN 78-77 WA, Brian SAMS 76-79 NSW
156 Malcolm ROBERTS 81-75 WA, Barry SQUIRES 79-77 WA
157 Robin DYBECK 83-74 WA, John HANLY 81-76 WA, Chris CAREY 77-80 WA
157 Bob GAMSBY 75-82 WA
158 John NTOUMENOPOULOS 80-78 WA, Harry CROSBY 80-78 WA
159 John WANLESS 82-77 WA, Robert BEAVIS 80-79 WA
Round 1 Report:
The defending champion Nigel Goodall is the round one leader after the first round of the 2015 Lake Karrinyup Senior Classic.
The 2014 winner, Goodall showed his liking for this course with a very good round of one over par 73 on the championship layout. He has opened up a one stroke lead. Tied in second place are West Australian John Wallace and two interstate visitors, Colin Hallam (Queensland) and Victorian Barry Tippett.
West Australian Bob Gamsby is next on 75 with another stroke to NSW senior Brian Sams on 76. A group of five players on 77 includes Ian McPherson, John Banting, Trevor Hughes, Chris Carey and Craig Morrison. It is expected that the winner will come from the players on 77 or less.
The Lake Karrinyup Senior Classic concludes on Monday with the West Australian Senior Amateur Championship then beginning on Wednesday at Royal Fremantle Golf Club.
Leading Round 1 Scores:
73 Nigel GOODALL
74 John WALLACE, Colin HALLAM, Barry TIPPETT
75 Bob GAMSBY
76 Brian SAMS
77 Ian MCPHERSON, John BANTING, Trevor HUGHES
Chris CAREY, Craig MORRISON
78 Brendan CURTIN
79 Neville DELANE, Brian MARCHANT, Charles MACFARLANE
Barry SQUIRES, Dennis WARBURTON
* In 2012 the Lake Karrinyup Senior Classic replaced the Melville Glades Senior Championship as the "second" West Australian event on the Australian Senior Ranking System calendar.
The Melville Glades tournament commenced in 2007 and ran until 2011.
Lake Karrinyup Country Club is widely acknowledged as Western Australia’s best golf course and is currently rated as number 11 in Australia. It is the venue for the Perth International Golf Championship, one of Australia's richest professional golf tournaments..
2015 will be the fourth running of the Lake Karrinyup Senior Classic and as the popularity of the event grows so does the field each year. A trip to the west for the Lake Karrinyup Senior Classic followed by the WA Seniors at Royal Fremantle would be a wonderful golfing experience.
From the Lake Karrinyup website:
Just 13 km north of Perth’s CBD, Lake Karrinyup is a tranquil botanical haven for wildlife including native birds and kangaroos.
Lake Karrinyup is the hilliest of Australia’s championship courses and with its magnificent eucalypts, the kangaroos that freely roam the fairways and the unmistakable look of the bunkers, it is a quintessential Australian golf course and one sure to be enjoyed by all levels of golfer.
It’s character is one distinguished by wide fairways and holes that ask for the player to execute a wide variety of tee shots. Those with the skill to shape the ball to fit the hole, to fly it through the ever-present seaside winds and who hit to the best part of the wide fairways from which to approach the flag will earn the rewards and shoot the lowest scores.
The greens vary in size depending on the shots players are asked to play into them. The short, downhill par three, 12th hole has a tiny green, one difficult to hit in any reasonable wind whilst the most difficult hole, the uphill par four 6th, has perhaps the biggest green on the course. It is a course that asks players interesting and quite obvious questions. The answering of those questions is what makes Lake Karrinyup an enduringly interesting course to play.
Mike Clayton – Course Architect