Denmark’s Marion Nelson and Rockingham’s Jakeb Dunkley claimed the major titles at the Albany Classic at the Albany Golf Club at the weekend. Nelson was in terrific touch during the two-day competition that attracted more than 200 participants, winning both the women’s open and classic events. In a thrilling finish to the 36-hole gross title, Nelson prevailed by a single shot over Bunbury’s Josephine Jones. Nelson won with a gross total of 165, one better than Jones (166), while the nett winner in the women’s side of the draw was fellow Denmark Country Club member Lesley Wiles with 67 points. In the senior gross title, for golfers over the age of 55, Nelson was also declared the champion in the women’s field, while Wiles was the senior nett champion. Last year’s women’s classic champion Madeleine Ratcliffe was the 18-hole gross winner on Saturday with a score of 84, and the nett winner on the same day was Albany’s Anne Mackay (36 points). On Sunday, Albany player Kerry Steicke was the 18-hole gross winner with 87 and Carole Godbolt claimed the nett prize with 35 points. Dunkley also won a thrilling finish to the men’s classic event, prevailing by one shot after the 36 holes. A gross score of 142 helped Dunkley edge out former winner from Royal Fremantle, Andrei Ezergailis on 143. Cottesloe’s Mark Solomons (148) and Kwinana’s Brett Southerden (149) finished third and fourth respectively. Kyle Britton, from Secret Harbour, won the 36-hole nett title with a score of 78 points, defeating Gosnells’ Philip Warman (75) and Albany’s David Ash (73). The senior gross winner, for those aged 55 and over, was won by Paul Chappell with a score of 151 across the weekend to edge out David Bernhardsen (162). Warman claimed the senior net title with 75 points, while Ash was runner-up with 73. The 18-hole gross winner on Saturday was James Ferguson from Cottesloe and the nett winner was Albany’s Mark Berrens (40). On Sunday, Albany’s Lee Thompson had the best gross score of 75 and Rob Marks won the nett prize with 39 points.