Kirsten Rudgeley (Mount Lawley GC) and Haydn Barron (Western Australian GC) have capped off remarkable 2019/2020 seasons by claiming the Ivie Temperley and Paxton Averages titles, respectively.
Kirsten averaged 69.18 strokes over 35 rounds to win the Ivie Temperley Averages award for the third time in four years.
Rudgeley’s early season form was highlighted by becoming the first female to ever make the cut at the prestigious Nexus Risk WA Open men’s tournament.
Strong results followed with two top 5 finishes at the Port Phillip Amateur and the Dunes Medal, two of Victoria’s leading Amateur events. Rudgeley’s strong form in Victoria continued when she finished tied second in the Riversdale Cup.
Kirsten’s strong interstate campaign continued when she qualified top 10 at the Australian Amateur in Queensland, making it through to the round of 16.
Back home in Western Australia and Rudgeley proved unstoppable at Melville Glades GC during the WA Amateur. A first-round course record of 6-under helped her secure Medallist honours and
Rudgeley proved too strong for Kathryn Norris in a repeat of the 2019 WA Amateur final as she surged to her third title in four years.
Rudgeley again broke new ground when she tied for fifth in the qualifying rounds at the City of Perth Amateur where she reached the quarterfinals in one of Perth’s most prestigious men’s events.
Western Australian Golf Club member Haydn Barron claimed the Paxton Averages title after a strong season for one of WA’s brightest prospects.
Haydn averaged 68.64 strokes over 29 rounds to claim the Paxton Averages Trophy over last year’s winner, Hayden Hopewell (69.37).
His 2019-20 season got off to a fantastic start in September 2019, claiming victory at the nationally-ranked Mandurah Amateur Open for the second time.
Despite not competing in a high number of events, he maintained consistent performances throughout the season.
Haydn performed superbly at Riversdale Cup to just fall short of claiming the title. A fifth-place finish at the Avondale Amateur in NSW was another leading highlight in his season.
Barron hit a rich vein of form leading up to the Australian Amateur in Queensland where he qualified inside the top 10 and made it through to the round of 32. This form carried over to the WA Amateur where he won Medallist honours thanks to a phenomenal course record of 9-under, 63.
Haydn was also selected for the 2019 Australian Nomura Cup (Asia-Pacific Teams Event) in November, but due to the political unrest in Hong Kong, the event was postponed.
The Annual Golf Day & Dinner perpetual award, The Hastings Reid Trophy, was claimed by Nedlands Golf Club last Friday, taking out the 18-hole Stableford team competition. Thank you to Royal Perth Golf Club for hosting this year’s Golf Day and Presentation Dinner.