Albinski favourite to take 2011 Australian senior amateur golf title

Stefan AlbinskiDEFENDING champion Stefan Albinski has won the 2011 Western Australian Senior Amateur Golf Championship by a record 14 strokes and is a red hot favourite to again take out the national title in May.

In a commanding display at the Mandurah Golf Club, Albinski showed the form that has kept him on top of the senior amateur golf rankings in Australia for 74 weeks.

The Sydney golfer finished the three rounds at a one under par 215 (73-68-74) and but for an uncharacteristic triple bogey on the par five 5th would have had three sub par rounds on a course and in conditions others found quite difficult.

Second place went to the local Mandurah player Graham Bowen (80-74-75=229) with fellow West Australian Ian McPherson (74-84-74=232) third.

Roy Vandersluis (77-81-76=233) moved to second place in the national rankings with his equal fourth placing with West Australian Brendon Curtin (76-81-75-232).

Fellow New South Welshman Denis Dale fought back after a poor first round (81-76-77=233) to fill sixth place but was ruing some missed birdie putts in the final round.

The 2011 Australian Senior Amateur Championship will be held at Tanunda Pines Golf Club in May.

2011 Western Australian Senior Amateur Golf Championship Final Scores:
1 215 Stefan ALBINSKI 73 – 68 – 74 NSW
2 229 Graham BOWEN 80 – 74 – 75 WA
3 232 Ian MCPHERSON 74 – 84 – 74 WA
4 233 Brendan CURTIN 77 – 81 – 75 WA
4 233 Roy VANDERSLUIS 76 – 81 – 76 NSW
6 234 Denis DALE 81 – 76 – 77 NSW
7 235 Tony MUSGROVE 76 – 82 – 77 WA
8 236 Tony KENNINGS 87 – 76 – 73 NSW
9 238 Chris COATS 80 – 78 – 80 QLD
10 239 Barry SQUIRES 84 – 78 – 77 WA

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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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