Stefan Albinski in sizzling win

Current Australian Senior Amateur Golf Champion Stefan Albinski has confirmed his class with a sizzling win in the 2008 North Sydney Seniors Championship.

 The Senior Order of Merit event was played over four days on four of Sydney’s best courses and Albinski has set an unbeatable record by posting the best score on each day.

 Albinski, who won the Australian men’s national senior title in Perth in April, blitzed the field by 15 shots in winning 72-71-73-75=291.

 The 72 hole tournament was played at Pymble, Pennant Hills, Avondale and Manly, all reasonably close to Albinski’s home course at Mona Vale GC.

 Second place went to fellow NSW golfer Rick Oliver (76-79-73-78=306), who currently leads the AUSOOM points table.

 NSW’s Tony Gresham (80-71-75-82) took third place, as he did in the national title. Fourth was Vince Clark (74-76-83-76=309) followed by Denis Dale (79-73-79-79=310).

High winds and fast greens on the final day at Manly made it hard for all competitors and Albinski’s grip on the tournament looked in jeopardy when he fell to be six over par on the front nine. However, he came back with a stirring two under on the final nine to make it a comfortable win.

The North Sydney Seniors Golf Championship is a major event in the NSW Senior Order of Merit as well as a point scoring event in the Australian Senior Order of Merit.

 Top 10 scores.

1.  291  Stefan Albinski 72-71-73-752.  306  Rick Oliver 76-79-73-78
3.  308  Tony Gresham 80-71-75-82
4.  309  Vince Clark 74-76-83-76
5.  310  Denis Dale 79-73-79-79
6.  314  Greg Stanford 80-82-74-78
7.  316  Richard Greville 77-76-80-83  Ross Bockman 82-74-79-81
9.  317  Greg Corben 84-79-74-80
10. 319 Jack Parker 77-83-80-79  Ted Johnson 85-76-79-79

See a YouTube video of Stefan’s swing here

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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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