The Australian Masters Games Golf program 2019 is closed today (Friday, October 11) in the attractive park-like setting of West Lakes Golf Club, nestled in the outskirts of Adelaide.
102 players from 61 different golf clubs from all over Australia have prepared for the ultimate golf challenge of the week, the battle competition in which gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for both gross and net (handicap reduced) scores over the nine different age, gender and handicap categories.
On another beautiful and sunny day in Adelaide, a southern breeze again caused difficult scoring conditions. The best score for the men's battle was returned by Ross Clark of Riverside with an 81 in the Men & # 39; s 60-69 A Division group, while The Grange & # 39; s Libby Broomhead had the best score for the women's battle with a 92 in winning the Women & # 39; s 60-69 A Division group.
The best overall net (handicap reduced) score of the day was by Sue Lewis from Bayview, who had a 69 out of 36 handicap in the Women & # 39; s & # 39; s 60-69 B Division group. Wendy Cousins of Moora Lake View in Western Australia ended the week when she started and today won battle and net gold medals at West Lakes to take her gold medal from Monday's opening Melbourne event at The Grange.
A summary of all the gold medal winners of West Lakes were:
Ladies – 30-59 – Ruth Iser (Axedale) – 96
Ladies – 60-69 (one degree) – Libby Broomhead (The Grange) – 92
Women – 60-69 (B-class) – Fran Macri (Shelly Beach) – 104
Ladies – 70 years and older – Wendy Cousins (Moora Lake View) – 96
Men – 30-49 – Luke Lorraine (TPI and veterans) – 85
Men – 50-59 – Bruce Morrison (Werribee Park) – 85
Men – 60-69 (A Class) – Ross Clark (Riverside) – 81
Men 60-69 (class B) – Tony Holbrook (West Lakes) – 92
Men 70 and older – Richard O & # 39; Donnell (Flagstaff Hill) – 89
Nett (handicap reduced) scores:
Ladies – 30-59 – Lisa Maxwell (East Geelong) – 72 with a handicap of 27
Ladies – 60-69 (one figure) – Kerry Scales (Port Fairy) – 78 from a handicap of 15
Ladies – 60-69 (B-class) – Sue Lewis (Bayview) – 69 with a handicap of 36
Women – 70 years and older – Wendy Cousins (Moora Lake View) – 73 from a handicap of 23
Men – 30-49 – Ben Cooke (West Lakes) – 76 with a handicap of 10
Men – 50-59 – Mark Simmons (SA Public) – 71 with a handicap of 17
Men – 60-69 (A-class) – David Patton (Maroochy River) – 73 with a handicap of 13
Men 60-69 (class B) – Doug Knowles (Mowbray) – 71 with a handicap of 26
Men 70 and older – Dean Forster (Thaxted Park) – 71 from a handicap of 19
The heartfelt thanks from Golf Australia go to the Grange, Mount Compass and West Lakes golf clubs for organizing the three events during the week; Golf South Australia Board representatives Tony Timmins, Susan Seja, Rod Phillips and Edwina Grant for assistance with event administration and presentations; Golf SA offers Norm Slator and Barry Green for registering and scoring and state referees John Thomas and Mark Griffiths for assisting players with all court rulings. The contributions from all involved made for a great golf Adelaide golf experience for the many visiting players.
The Australian Masters Games is a biennial sporting event that is considered to be one of the most important and largest sporting events in the Australian sporting landscape. The 17th edition in Adelaide is now closed with the closing ceremony on Saturday evening at the Adelaide Convention Center, which also offers a free concert for all participants, volunteers and sports officials. Fresh from a huge national tour, Celebrating the Music or Billy Joel with Anthony Mara will perform to close the 2019 event in style.