ENTRIES for two of Australia’s top senior amateur golf tournaments are now open – the 2010 Australian Women’s Senior Championship and the 2010 Australian Men’s Senior Match Championships.
The two tournaments will take place at separate venues from 25-29 October.
The Australian Women’s Senior Amateur will be played at the Commonwealth Golf Club on Melbourne’s sand-belt, the venue of the 2010 and 2011 Handa Women’s Australian Open.
The Championship will be played over 36-holes qualifying, followed by elimination match play.
The leading 16 players qualify for the major championship, in addition to four age match play divisions – a new Division for those players aged 70 years and over has been included in 2010.
To keep things interesting, there will also be a Handicap Competition held in conjunction with the first two rounds of qualifying.
The Interstate Stroke Teams Event will again be played in conjunction, with three players representing their state or territory in the aggregate scratch competition.
Defending champion and six time winner Sylvia Donohoe will be a hot favourite again but can expect but can expect a tough battle from a number of others including 2009 runner up, Lynne Townsend.
The Australian Men’s Senior Match Play Championship is in its fourth year, and will again be held at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula.
The leading 32 entries from the 2010 Australian Men’s Senior Ranking System, plus the top eight players in the 65 years and over section, will contest match play over five days.
Defending Champion and current Australian Senior Amateur Champion, Stefan Albinski will again be hard to beat but has shown there are some chinks in is armour in recent times.