Van Noord proves class at Claremont to seal Drummond Open
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.