2016 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship: Photo Gallery

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WE visited the opening day of the 2016 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship in Adelaide and found a magnificent looking course in the Kooyonga Golf Club and some great looking golf swings from some of the country’s top amateur older golfers.

Over 150 of Australia’s best senior golfers along with visitors from New Zealand and Canada took to top 30 rated Kooyonga course for the 54 hole strokeplay event that annually decides the national champion.

Whilst there were some top looking swings and play on offer there didn’t seem to be that many smiles – at least on course – as competitors came to grips with what is a testing course.

Yooyonga is a very undulating course with some tight fairways, extensive greenside bunkering, punishing rough and hard and fast greens.

The course has been the site of five Australian Opens and three Australian Amateur Championships as well as numerous South Australian Opens and Amateur Championships.

Peter Thomson described the course after his win at the venue at the 1972 Australian Open Championship from the players’ point of view saying:  “It needs to be played with the head as much as the hands.”

Paticipants this week will hopefully be smiling a bit more often as the tournament progresses and their familiarisation with the conditions increases.

We’ll be up updating the photo gallery below as the week unfolds.

Albinski and Schultz lead going into final round

After blowing out with an 82 with his opening round on Tuesday, Stefan Albinski from the Mona Vale Golf Club on Sydney’s northern beaches fought back with a round of the tournament 4-under 68. The three time champion was co-leader going into the final round
After blowing out with an 82 with his opening round on Tuesday, Stefan Albinski from the Mona Vale Golf Club on Sydney’s northern beaches fought back with a round of the tournament 4-under 68. The three time champion was co-leader going into the final round

For a full update on the second round on Wednesday where Sydney’s Stefan Albinski  fired a 4-under 68 to share the overall lead with Canada’s David Schultz going into the final day check the AUSOOM website.

Also see the great story by Mark Hayes from Golf Australia on David Schultz’s first round performance: Canadian shows up Aussie seniors

2016 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship Leaderboard

Senior Amateur Leaderboard

2016 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship Photo Gallery

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Brian is a former Sydney journalist who didn’t have a skerrick of interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded Australian Senior Golfer in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association.

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