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All Rhodes lead to victory

Greg Rhodes
Greg Rhodes is all smiles after picking up his second national Senior Amateur title at Royal Hobart today.

Greg Rhodes completed golf’s toughest challenge today, leading from start to finish to win his second Australian Men’s Senior Amateur crown.

And capping a great week at Royal Hobart, Rhodes also played a key role in Victoria’s winning run to the Interstate Teams trophy on the famous Seven Mile Beach course.

Rhodes, 58, probably won’t write home about his closing round of 76 in blustery conditions that left him at even par overall after the third and final round.

But his second-day 68 had established the buffer the Coomealla member needed to coast to a three-shot victory from nearest rival and fellow past champion Michael Barltrop, of Royal Auckland.

Rhodes, who first won this title in 2015, carded one birdie and five bogeys in blustery conditions, while Barltrop’s lone birdie was cancelled out by four bogeys in his 75.

Paul Chappell, from the Hartfield Country Club in Western Australia, climbed into third place on six over following a one-over-par afternoon round of 73.

Local member Peter Shaw was the leading Tasmanian in equal 15th at 15 over par after a closing 78.


POS         COMPETITOR               REP             TO PAR

1              Gregory Rhodes             VIC               Even

2              Michael Barltrop              NZ                +3

3              Paul Chappell                 WA                +6

4              Brad Dowling                  QLD              +8

5              Lester Peterson              NSW             +9




Under 60              Brad Dowling         QLD              224

60-64                   Gordon Claney       VIC               226

65-69                   Ian McPherson       WA               226

70+                      Bill Wellington        TAS               237



STATE                                         TOTAL

Victoria                                         667          (Claney, Frost, Olsen and Rhodes)

Western Australia                         684

New South Wales                         696

Queensland                                  697

Tasmania                                      710

Australian Capital Territory         712


19 January 2019
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