Mornington Peninsula Senior Open Amateur

The 2017 Mornington Peninsula Senior Open Amateur was held on Monday the 27th and Tuesday the 29th March.

Day 1 was held at the Flinders Golf Club whether inclement weather leading to Round 1 being abandoned after 9 holes and the event shortened to an 18 hole event at Portsea Golf Club on Tuesday the 28th of March.

The still and sunny morning was a nice contrast to the extreme weather experienced at Flinders Golf Club that eventually led to the cancellation of round 1.

Kim Johnson from The National GC won the Men’s Gross Championship with a five over par score of 76. Stephen Valentine from Kew GC claimed the runner-up prize with a score of 79 on a countback. In the Nett competition, Ignatius Duivenvoorden (Yarram GC) was a runaway winner, shooting 79 off the stick for a nett score of 65. Mark Dunstan (Spring Valley GC) had the next best score with a nett 70.

In the Women’s Scratch event, June Tickell (Trafalgar GC) was a clear winner with 32 scratch stableford points which equated to a 76 off the stick. The runner-up in this event was Kerrin Biddle (Thirteenth Beach GC) with 24 points. Clare Murphy (Mornington GC) won the Nett competition with 29 stableford points and Annette Bain (The Heritage GC) came second with 27 stableford points on a countback.