State Foursomes Championship
2012 information provided HERE
Champions Toby Price (left) and Jason Scrivener (right) with GolfWA Chairman Max Hannah
In ideal conditions at the Mount Lawley Golf Club, 31 pairs took part in the 65th edition of the WA Men?s Open Foursome Championship. The 36 hole event provides a unique platform for the States best amateurs to team up and take on established PGA professionals.
State Team members Ryan Peake and Michael Dennis took full advantage of the benign early morning conditions shooting an impressive three under par 69. Not to be outdone, professional pairing Toby Price and Jason Scrivener managed to edge one shot ahead of their amateur adversaries with a four under par 68.
With the Championship seemingly a two horse race, the young professional pairing looked to have wrapped up the title after a birdie on the ninth hole gave them a 5 stoke lead with 9 holes to play. Peake and Dennis fought back gallantly getting back to within one stroke with only the 18th hole to play. Lady luck seem to be against Scrivener when his near faultless second shot took an awkward bounce and condemning the leaders to a bogey 5, even par for the round. Peake and Dennis avoided trouble on the last to secure a one under par round of 71 to finish level with Price and Scrivener, 4 under par overall. 5 strokes further back in a tie for third were State Team pairings Ray Chow, Cruze Strange and Brady Watt, Daniel Hoeve.
The ensuing playoff turned out to be a non event after Peake and Dennis both left bunker shots in the hazard, and subsequently conceding the hole and the title to Scrivener and Price. Scrivener, after leaving the amateur ranks in 2010, is enjoying a solid start to his professional career after recently returning to WA from a successful stint on the Canadian Tour. Runners up, Peake and Dennis will be hoping to reproduce similar form when the Australian Interstate Teams Matches get underway at Royal Perth Golf Club on Tuesday, September 13.
This prestigious Championship has been contested since 1948 with many of Western Australia?s greatest golfers teaming up to win the coveted title. The Open Championship provides a unique platform for the state?s top amateurs to team up and test their wares against their Professional counterparts. The Championship has also provided vital preparation for State Team representatives training for the Annual Interstate Team matches.
The 36 hole Championship is open to both Amateur and Professional golfers with the field restricted to 72 pairs.