King wins 2011 Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Golf

QUEENSLAND’S Peter King has won the 2011 Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Championship after a playoff with fellow Aussie Roy Vandersluis at the Royal Perth Golf Club.

King fired the round of the tournament to make up a 10 shot deficit and force a tie with Vandersluis on the third and final day of the event.

After five birdies on a very challenging Royal Perth championship layout saw him post a 1-under 71 in regulation, a rock solid par on the first playoff hole was enough to take the title.

It was a big day for the host nation with the Australia B team, of which King was a member, also coming from behind to snatch victory from Australia A in the national teams event.

New Zealand, leaders after round one and joint leaders with Australia A after the second round, finished in third spot.

More than 65 players from eight countries participated in the championship, an annual event held in a rotating list of countries.

The victorious Australian B team consisted of King, Paul Maslen and Chris Coats while the A team included Vandersluis, Stefan Albinski and Denis Dale.

2011 Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Championship Final Results
Previous article2011 Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Golf Championship
Next articleBaker-Finch to join 2011 Australian Legends Championship field
Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little 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 ASG 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, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

Leave a Reply