Albinski takes third Senior Amateur Match Play Championship with 2012 victory

DEFENDING CHAMPION Stefan Albinski has won his third Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Match Play Championship with a 4&3 victory over Richard Greville at the Twin Creeks Golf Club in Sydney.

The Sydney golfer had a slow start in the match against his fellow New South Welshman, with Greville slipping to an early two hole lead.

But Albinski displayed all the fighting qualities he has exhibited in three years on top of senior amateur golf in Australia, playing the remaining holes in 3-under par to claim the title for the third time.

Albinski, a member of the Mona Vale Golf Club in Sydney’s northern beaches, has also won three Australian Senior Amateur Championships.

Greville continues what has been a highly successful year on the senior amateur golfing circuit with this runner up finish adding to his selection in the Australian Senior team to play in the Asia Pacific Senior Championship in Hong Kong later this year.

West Australian golfer Ian McPherson defeated NSW senior Denis Dale 2&1 to take third place in the event.

In the Super Senior section, Allan Fensom (NSW) defeated Jack Parker (NSW) 3&2. Third place went to another NSW player Bob Angus who defeated Rob Still from the ACT 3&2.

In the Super Senior final Wollongong’s Alan Fensom defeated Wyong’s Jack Parker. Photo courtesy of AUSOOM

The Australian Men’s Senior Match Play Championship is open to the leading 32 players from the Australian Men’s Senior Ranking System, with a Super Senior Section for the leading 8 players aged 65 years and over. It is played over two and a half days, with players who are eliminated from the main championship progressing to consolation flights.

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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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