The 2020 Portsea Open Amateur has been cancelled due to Coronavirus. We hope to have the event back in operation in 2021.
2019 PORTSEA OPEN AMATEUR
The 2019 Portsea Open Amateur was held from Friday July 26th to Sunday July 28th, 2019.
In the Men’s event the 2019 Champion was Lachlan Aylen from Heidelberg Golf Club with a impressive four round total of 279 (-5). Rounds of 71, 69, 66 and 73 gave Lachlan a 1 stroke victory. In second place on a countback was Shane Feldman with a total of 280. Toby Walker finished in third position also on a score of 4 under par 280.
The Women’s event was a tightly fought battle with two players tied at the top coming into the final round. By the end of the final round there was a three-way tie at the top with Jessica Pickwick, Keeley Marx and Alexandra Hilliard all finishing on a four-round score of 293.
A sudden death playoff was required to crown the champion. Portsea’s own Keeley Marx hit a brilliant second shot into the 1st green to set up a tap in birdie to take the title. Second place went to Jessica Pickwick with a par at the same hole and Alexandra Hilliard finished in third place after bogeying the playoff hole.
Congratulations to Lachlan Aylen and Keeley Marx on taking out this year’s titles.
To view the current Leaderboards please click on the links below:
The leading 54 men (plus ties) and 12 ladies (plus ties) after 36 holes shall qualify for the third and fourth rounds. The remaining players shall be eliminated.
ROUND 1 & 2 RESULTS
Please see below for the results from Rounds 1 and 2 of the Portsea Open Amateur.
ROUND 3 AND 4 DRAWS
Congratulations to those who have qualified for Round 3 and 4 of the Portsea Open Amateur.
The Draws for Sunday the 28th July are now available below. The cut for Women was 165 and better. The cut for Men was 154 and better.
The Shotgun starts will be at 7:30am and 12:30pm tomorrow. Please make sure that you arrive with enough to register and get to your allocated tee. Meals for players who have made the cut will be available between the two rounds in the clubhouse. You will be provided with a voucher at registration which you need to redeem to receive your meal.
Please make sure that you are playing Golf at a reasonable pace as to leave enough time to have your meal between the two rounds as the afternoon start time will not be delayed.
Leaderboards and Draws can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
Please follow the links below to view the draw for both Round 1 and Round 2.
Below are the Terms and Conditions that you agreed to when entering this event. Please make sure you read this information prior to the event. Some important things to be aware of are below.
PACE OF PLAY
Pace of play will be monitored during the play of the Portsea Open Amateur. A player may occur a penalty if they outside the maximum allowable time and out of position.
Maximum Allowable Time
The maximum allowable time is the maximum time considered necessary by the Committee for a group to complete its round. This is expressed in a per-hole and aggregate time format and includes all time associated with playing the game, e.g., for rulings and walking times between holes.
The maximum time allotted for the completion of 18 holes at Portsea Golf club is 4 hours and 15 minutes.
Definition of Out of Position
The first group to start will be considered “out of position” if, at any time during the round, the group’s cumulative time exceeds the time allowed for the number of holes played. Any following group will be considered out of position when the group is more than 1 hole behind the group in front and has exceeded the time allowed for the number of holes played.
Before any penalties are issued a group or player will be warned and given the opportunity to make up their position in the field.
Penalty for Breach of Local Rule
- Penalty for first breach: One-stroke penalty.
- Penalty for second breach: General penalty applied in addition to the penalty for the first breach.
- Penalty for third breach: Disqualification.
- Practice rounds available (complimentary) Monday 22nd July, Tuesday 23rd July after 10.00am, Wednesday 24th July after 10.00am, Thursday 25th July after 3pm. Complimentary rounds only available to those players who receive a start in the tournament and ID will need to be presented on arrival. Other practice times are subject to availability by payment of relevant green fees. All rounds must be booked through the Proshop (5981 6155). Practice rounds must be played from the daily tee markers. If you fail to comply you may be withdrawn from the Tournament.
- Clubhouse Practice facilities are limited to nets, chipping/bunker green and putting green (no practice fairway).
- No refunds for cancellations will be made after the draw is prepared.
The Mercure Portsea Golf Club is offering players special rates on accommodation for Thursday-Sunday nights.
- $170.00 Bed and Breakfast Standard Rooms (per night)
- $200.00 Superior and Breakfast Golf View Rooms (per night)
Accommodation inquiries & bookings (03) 5981 6100 (MUST QUOTE “OPEN AMATEUR”)
Please note that Portsea Golf Club have a limited supply of hire pull buggies available. It would be appreciated if you own and are able to bring along your own buggy that you do so to avoid missing out and having to carry your bag. Player’s will not be able to book and reserve buggies in advance.
Any players who are caught taking buggy cradles offsite following their round will be immediately disqualified. It is the players responsibility to return the buggy cradle to the Golf Shop at the completion of their round when submitting their scorecard.
Your help and understanding in regards to this is appreciated.
Any further queries regarding this event please do not hesitate to contact me on (03) 5981 6155 or via email at golfoperations@portseagolf.
The 2019 event will be held from July 26th to July 28th 2019.
This is a 4 round event with 18 holes on Friday and Saturday and those making the cut will play 36 holes on Sunday.
The Portsea Open Amateur is both an Ivo Whitton and Susie Tolhurst Trophy event plus a World Amateur Golf Ranking event.
The Maximum Handicap for Men is 6.4 and Women 12.4.
Entries are via Golf Box on the link below. Further details and terms and conditions regarding the event can be be viewed below. Entries close Thursday the 18th of July at 5:00pm.