Thompson, Ferguson take Classic honours

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Albany Classic winners Wendy Ferguson and Chris Thompson.
Camera IconAlbany Classic winners Wendy Ferguson and Chris Thompson. Credit: AGC

Visiting player Chris Thompson and Albany’s Wendy Ferguson have walked away victorious after the annual Albany Classic golf event at the weekend.

Thompson, from the Hartfield Country Club, produced a dominant display to capture the men’s stroke title over a strong field of competitors at Albany Golf Club.

Greg Stocks sinks his putt on the 14th.
Camera IconGreg Stocks sinks his putt on the 14th. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

After starting with a round of 67 on Saturday, Thompson shot 73 in his 18 holes on Sunday to finish with a total of 140 for the weekend.

Thompson was never in any real danger of losing the event on the second day, as his score left him 10 shots clear of runner-up Tristan Geerlings from Bunbury.

Geerlings shot 75 on both days to claim the runner-up prize on countback from Secret Harbour’s Marty Van Eldick (150 total).

Dave Bernhardson tees off on the 15th.
Camera IconDave Bernhardson tees off on the 15th. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Former winner Andrei Ezergailis finished in fourth place on 151, while the top five was rounded out by Jason Edwards (153).

Ferguson performed strongly on her home links, producing an ultra-consistent weekend with rounds of 84 and 85.

Her total of 169 was enough to also finish a convincing winner, defeating fellow Albany golfer Gail Kneale after she scored 175 from rounds of 89 and 86.

Gail Kneale on the 6th.
Camera IconGail Kneale on the 6th. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Third place was Bunbury’s Josephine Jones on 176 in the gross 36-hole competition.

Sue Burgess won the ladies’ nett competition with a total of 62 points, beating Sally Trevenen by a single point. John Spark won the men’s nett, his total of 76 points enough to prevail in the Stableford.

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