Van No­ord proves class at Clare­mont to seal Drum­mond Open

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LAUNCE­S­TON Golf Club’s Mitch Van No­ord emerged from a qual­ity field to se­cure the Drum­mond Golf South­ern Open on Sun­day.

The 27- year-old com­fort­ably won the Golf Aus­tralia-Tas­ma­nia men’s order of merit event at Clare­mont Golf Club in cool and breezy con­di­tions.

The cur­rent Tas­ma­nian men’s team cap­tain fin­ished the 36-hole event with rounds of 66 and 68, a four-un­der-par to­tal of 134. Van No­ord fin­ished six strokes in front of his near­est ri­val, Bray­den Field from the Wyn­yard Golf Club, who re­turned 66 and 74 for a two-over to­tal of 140.

Wyn­yard Golf Club ju­nior mem­ber Jack Lakin was third on three-over-par 141 af­ter rounds of 72 and 69. Lakin took out the 36-hole boys’ di­vi­sion, five strokes in front of North West Bay Golf Club’s Oscar Bur­rell who carded 76 and 70, an eight-over-par to­tal of 146. Lo­cal mem­ber Ken McSwain won the 36-hole se­nior scratch with scores of 84 and 85, a to­tal of 169.

SEV­ERAL Tas­ma­ni­ans were chas­ing hon­ours in last week’s Aus­tralian Women’s Se­nior Ama­teur Cham­pi­onships at Nel­son Bay Golf Club in NSW.

Prospect Vale’s Tammy Hall and Devon­port Golf Club’s Lu Proud reached the match play sec­tion of the week-long tour­na­ment. Hall, the most suc­cess­ful of the Tas­ma­ni­ans, was de­feated 1 down by Western Aus­tralia’s Sharon Daw­son in the first round of the over­all cham­pi­onship.

Proud was de­feated 3&2 by the ACT’s Nicky Moon in the quar­ter-fi­nal of the su­per vet­er­ans plus di­vi­sion.

Vic­to­ria’s Sue Wooster clinched back-to-back wins in the Aus­tralian Se­nior Women’s Ama­teur Cham­pi­onship.

WOMEN’S Golf Tas­ma­nia South and South­ern Coun­try’s com­bined Sil­ver Spoon fi­nals were con­ducted last Mon­day at Huon Val­ley Golf Club.

Royal Ho­bart Golf Club’s Lynne King col­lected the South’s sil­ver spoon with a net round of 74, five strokes in front of Kingston Beach’s Diane Cook on 79. Elder­slie Golf Club’s An­gela Cripps won the South­ern Coun­try sil­ver spoon with a net to­tal of 72 on a count­back from Vicki Row­bot­tom of Or­ford.

CUR­RENT Tas­ma­nian boys’ team and Prospect Vale mem­ber Ronan Fil­gate cap­tured the Royal Ho­bart Cup re­cently.

The 17-year-old won the Too­good Tro­phy event with rounds of 71 and an out­stand­ing 67, a six-un­der-par to­tal of 138. Lo­cal mem­ber Paul Read placed sec­ond on three-un­der­par 141 af­ter card­ing rounds of 71 and 70. Wyn­yard Golf Club ju­nior Jack Lakin placed third on one-un­der-par 143 with rounds of 75 and 68.

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