Albinski Claims 2009 WA Amateur Title

Australian Senior Amateur Champion Stefan Albinski has taken out the 2009 WA Senior Championship with another outstanding come from behind win.

The Mona Vale golfer fired a final round 71 to defeat arch rival Brian Sams by four strokes at the Royal Perth Golf Club.

Albinski stormed home after starting the day a stroke behind Sams and eventual third place getter Alex Cleave, who led the first two rounds.

Albinski has won six of the nine events he has contested on the Australian amateur circuit since turning 55 and qualifying last year.

He has won the state championships in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia and is a hot favourite to successfully defend the national title, to be conducted on Bribie Island in May.

Final Results

1 (223) ALBINSKI Stefan 75 77 71 NSW Mona Vale

2 (227) SAMS Brian 75 76 76 NSW Port Macquarie

3 (228) CLEAVE Alex 74 77 77 WA Lake Karrinyup

4 (234) CAREY Chris 76 77 81 WA Lake Karrinyup

5 (237) READ Ian 78 79 80 QLD Indooroopilly

6 (238) BOWEN Graham 77 81 80 WA Mandurah

6 (238) MACDONALD Grahame 77 82 79 QLD Nudgee

6 (238) WAY Norm 80 78 80 QLD Gailes

9 (239) GOODALL Nigel 84 75 80 WA Melville Glades

9 (239) KENNINGS Tony 81 78 80 NSW Tuncurry

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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

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