Lynch & Dive Border Open champions
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Victorian Ryan Lynch and New South Welshman Martin Dive have taken out the 56th Border Open at Barham Golf Club with a total score of seven under 139 in near perfect conditions.
Lynch, who was in second position overnight with 68, fired two under on Sunday to finish equal winner which included a bag of 5 birdies.
Dive saved his best for last with an even par 73 on day one and followed it up with the low round of the tournament seven under 66.
Dive’s round could’ve been anything with a total of nine birdies and two bogey’s.
It’s tradition for this event to have one single winner which meant that there was a playoff required.
Dive and Lynch played the 18th hole twice before Dive made par over Lynch’s bogey to crown him the Club trophy.
"This has been a fantastic event and I have really enjoyed myself over the last few days", said Dive.
"The course was in fantastic condition which is a real credit to all staff involved".
Defending champion Josh Younger began the final day with a one shot lead over Lynch yet was unable to perform at his best finishing with a second round score of 78 totalling and one under for the tournament.
A total of 14 players broke the 36 hole par over the weekend including Victoria’s Order of Merit leader Leighton Lyle who finished tied for ninth at one under.
This year the event celebrated its 56th year running in succession making it the longest running two day event in Australia which shows it’s certainly an event to be booked on every golfer’s calendar.
During the formal presentations Club Captain Gary Napier was on hand to officially accept, on behalf of the Barham Golf Club, the 2011 Victorian Regional Pro-Am of the year trophy.
The Victorian Pro-Am circuit heads to Yallourn next on the 21st September for the Massaro Motors – Suzuki Australia Pro-Am at Yallourn Golf Club.