Antczak prevails over defending Classic champ

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Visitor Graeme Antczak claimed a comfortable win in the Albany Classic, downing 2017 champion Andrei Ezergailis and Damien Ross to claim the men’s title at Albany Golf Club last weekend.

Antczak, of Royal Perth Golf Club, was in a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard after Saturday’s opening round before producing a brilliant round of 71 on Sunday as he stormed to victory with a gross score of 145.

Damien Watson on the 14th.
Camera IconDamien Watson on the 14th. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Defending champion Ezergailis finished second on a countback after scores of 75 and 77 left him with 152.

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Ross shot a 74 in the opening round of the 36-hole stroke event to be an equal leader with Antczak and David Garrood, but his 78 on Sunday saw him also finish with 152 in third place overall in the big field of more than 100 men’s competitors.

Bunbury’s Jo Jones won the ladies’ Albany Classic title after two consistent rounds across the weekend.

Henry Young gets out of the bunker on the 14th.
Camera IconHenry Young gets out of the bunker on the 14th. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Jones was a clear leader after day one with her round of 76 then followed up by a 79 on Sunday to finish with a gross of 155, easily prevailing over Mandurah’s Sue Plugg, who shot a combined 167.

Mike Lucas stops short on the 14th.
Camera IconMike Lucas stops short on the 14th. Credit: Albany Advertiser

In the Stableford, Albany Golf Club’s John Spark won the men’s prize with 73 points from Marc Sergeant (72 points), who was second on a countback over Eamonn Lanagan.

AGC’s Maree Slynn won the ladies Stableford with 70 points, ahead of fellow local Glenda Waugh (66).

Adam McGill on the 14th.
Camera IconAdam McGill on the 14th. Credit: Albany Advertiser

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