2017 Gold Coast AVGU National Championship: Full Results

Eventual tournament winner Tom Harold (right) was preparing for a big week on Sunday, pictured here cosying up to all the right people at the event registration day.

FINAL ROUND UPDATE

FULL results are now available for what turned out to be a very successful running of the 28th AVGU National Championship on the Gold Coast.

Overall winner was Darwin’s Tom Harold, claiming his second AVGU National Championship with a wire to wire victory.

After his fighting 76 in the first round in quite appalling weather conditions gave him a five stroke lead over the field,  Harold stayed strong with two steady closing rounds enough for a two stroke victory.

We have a full report on Harold’s win and what turned out to be a very successful tournament – despite the poor weather to start the week – here.

2017 AVGU National Championship Full Mens and Ladies Results PDF

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ROUND TWO UPDATE

DESPITE stumbling a little in the second round at the beautiful Palm Meadows Golf Course on Thursday, Darwin’s Tom Harold maintained a two stroke lead over the field at the 2017 AVGU National Championships on the  Gold Coast.

Harold shot an 80 for a total 156 with first round joint runner up Ken Robertson from Ipswich signing for a 77 in still wet conditions to be alone on 158.

Tasmania’s Peter O’Keefe fired a 76 to be on 159 while three time champion John Ciezki from Victoria (79) is still in the hunt going into the final round at RACV Royal Pines on Friday, alone at 160.

Victoria’s Helen Pascoe retains her commanding lead in the Ladies A Grade Stroke.

Round 2 Full Results PDF 

FIRST ROUND

THE 2017 Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championship on the Gold Coast got off to a very soggy start Tuesday with just under 500 golfers taking to the three courses involved in the 54 hole strokeplay event.

In A Grade and leading the overall championship was 2015 winner Tom Harold, who had a five stroke lead over a group of four chasers, including three time champion John Ciezki from Buninyong in rural Victoria.

Harold shot a very creditable 76 in very wet and windy conditions at The Glades. He was a clear winner when the championship was held in his hometown Darwin two years back.

Joining Ciezki, who won back to back in 2012, 2013 and 2014, was on  81 along with John Quirk (Casino, NSW), Barry Prowse(Port Macquarie, NSW) and Ken Robertson(Ipswich, QLD).

Helen Pascoe leads by 10 strokes

In the ladies, Helen Pascoe, also from Buninyong, had a clear lead over the field after shooting 78.

Pascoe had a ten stroke leader over Coffs Harbour’s Wendy Johnstone.

2017 AVGU National Championship Full Results

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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.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I am sure Ken Robertson from Ipswich would have had a better A grade round Friday if I had not been in hospital and a worry for him but as they say … happens and I missed the whole week. very sad. But a big thank you to Ron Armstrong and his team.

  2. Congratulations to Ron Armstrong and his team pulling off a great tournament under trying conditions. The cherry on the cake was the closing dinner and cabaret on the courts at Royal Pines.
    Mention must also be made of the course superintendents who overcame the elements to provide playable courses.

  3. Ron and his team, particularly major offsider Tony Kent, certainly did a great job with the 2017 event.

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