Bumper field to vie for title glory at Albany Classic

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

A strong field including some of WA’s leading amateur players will contest the Cleanaway Albany Classic tournament this weekend.

Almost 150 golfers have entered the annual 36-hole stroke event at Albany Golf Club, which will not feature reigning champion Aaron Dobson.

The Lakelands Country Club player has not decided to return to defend the title he won in thrilling fashion last year in a three-way play-off.

Lake Karrinyup Country Club player Nick Curnow is expected to start as title favourite, playing off a +2 handicap, while AGC men’s club champion Michael Draper and 2015 Classic winner Ryan Western are expected to lead the local hopes.

Day two on Sunday will consist of a seeded draw with the leading players in the field teeing off at 1pm.

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Forty players have entered to contest the women’s division. Mt Barker’s Kerry Steicke is eyeing a breakthrough win after being runner-up in the past two years.

Last year’s winner Margaret Skinner had not nominated as of yesterday morning.

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