With: Phil Ryan and Kathryn Dorrington

 

 

 

Quick tournament Links here:
TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open:            PGA Australia Tournament page      leaderboard   tee times rd 2
TSA Sanwell Senior Invitational:       PGA Australia Tournament page      leaderboard     tee times

(Scroll down for reports and photo galleries TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open; TSA Sanwell Senior Invitational and  Kelly Rogers Medal for amateur contestants):


TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open: Rick Kulacz wins a shootout with final hole birdie

Rick Kulacz has prevailed at the  71st TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open with a final hole birdie seeing him a one shot winner with 7-under 137 (70, 67). Kulacz won from the trio of Brady Watt, defending champion Michael Choi and Matthew Millar all on six under. Brady Watt leveraged eagles on 8, a stunning putt from outside 100 feet and a holed-out bunker shot on 14 , before a three-putt final green. The winner Rick Kulacz did what many wanted, holing from 12 feet for a birdie on 18 to prevail when a playoff appeared likely all afternoon on a fluctuating crowded leaderboard.

CLICK HERE PGA report from Kim Felton: Kulacz fires in the West

TSA Sanwell Senior Invitational to Michael Long

A great field of eligible senior invitees contested the TSA Sanwell Senior Invitational, a rich part of the Cottesloe Open atmosphere since 2014. Michael Long with 3-under 141 (69, 72) won by two from Mike Harwood 143 (70, 73). Michael Long loves playing Cottesloe GC and also knows what the Cottesloe Open trophy feels like, winning in 2015.

Our Senior Invitational event has become a standout annual fun affair, driven by the energy and support of Tournament Chair and long-term sponsor Mack Hall. Mack hosts a Saturday Night dinner at the Ocean Beach Hotel in Cottesloe that is legendary and PM times Sunday for the Invitation field very welcome and somewhat necessary….. 

TSA Sanwell Senior Invitational Sunday gallery follows:

Amateurs: Joseph Owen wins the Kelly Rogers Medal

A great field of amateurs played and the leading amateur and Kelly Rogers Medallist winner was Lake Karrinyup’s Joe Owen with 4-under 140 (69, 71),winning by a shot from Cottesloe’s Michael Hanrahan Smith on 141 (71, 70). Owen got it done with a birdie on 17 after a fairway trap and saved par on 18 from another fairway trap, holing from six feet for par in an exciting finish. Hanrahan Smith played very solidly in his closing 70, birdies on 15 and 17 and near miss birdie on 18 offset by a late double bogey on 16. The amateur battle was a taste of what will be an exciting GolfWA Division 1 Pennant final this coming Sunday 26 May when Lake Karrinyup host Cottesloe at the beautiful Lake Karrinyup Country Club in the 36-hole Division 1 final.

The Kelly Rogers Medal honours the great Cottesloe amateur Kelly Rogers who won the inaugural Cottesloe Open in 1948 and seven in all.

 

Round 1 reports and galleries below:
CLICK HERE PGA report from Kim Felton: On for young and old in the West

TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open: Scroll down for Round 1 Reports and photo Galleries
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Close finish Looming Round 2 Sunday 19 May : Nine Players within a shot of lead after round 1

Members of the public are warmly invited to join Cottesloe members at Cottesloe Golf Club, Alfred Road, Swanbourne on  Sunday 19 May to see established and rising stars contest the final round TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open – the 71st annual Cottesloe Open.
A great field of stars of yesteryear is also concurrently competing in the TSA Sanwell Senior Invitational.
Tournament preview, tee times and leaderboards and updates all available here- see Quick tournament links above.
Free parking and course entry and full use of clubhouse catering facilities is available to all.

The event also incorporates the TSA Sanwell Senior Invitational for players with senior (50-above) status with players able to contest both events simultaneously. $40,000 purse on offer in the Open and $18,000 purse in the Senior Invitational. Queenslander Darren Rix leads both after round 1.

Round 1 Leaders TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open:  Brody Martin  and Darren Rix lead a packed leaderboard.

Professionals Brody Martin and Darren Rix lead on 4-under 68 after round 1 played in perfect conditions. They lead from seven players a shot away on 3-under that include Karrinyup amateur Joe Owen, defending 2018 champion Michael Choi, 2015 winner Michael Long and rookie Professional Robbie Morrison who was the Kelly Rogers Medallist as leading amateur in 2018. A further 8 players just a shot away at 2-under include three amateurs Thomas Patterson (Cottesloe), Shane Fedlman and Carter Mealing.
Going to be a fascinating finish and spectators very welcome at Cottesloe Golf Club. Live scoring updates can be followed on PGA Australia leaderboard. and leading three groups will tee off from the 1st at 12.20PM, 12.30PM and 12.40PM. Links for leaderboard and tee times follow:
 Round 2 Tee time all               Round 2 leaderboard TSA Sanwell Open

Round 1 TSA Sanwell Senior Invitational: Darren Rix lets Michael Long by a shot

Twenty-one players are also contesting the concurrent TSA Sandwell Senior Invitational event and Darren Rix leads at 4-under from Michael Long 3-under and Michael Harwood 2-under. All three right in the mix for the TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open as well.
Some great names of Australian Golf in times gone by are playing including Peter Lonard, Peter O’Malley, Michael Clayton and Terry Gale. Our Senior Invitational players enjoy a great dinner Saturday Night, hosted by tournament chairman Mack Hall, with tales of times gone by. A respectable 11.20am onwards tee time for most will allow a sleep in. Fans warmly welcome to come out and follow our Senior stars, leaderboard and Senior invitational Tee times follow:

TSA Sanwell Senior Invitational leaderboard          Tee Times Senior Invitational here

Photo Galleries Round 1 Saturday follow:

Round One: Gallery 1 TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open

Round One: Gallery 2  TSA Sanwell Senior Invitational

Round 1 Report and Gallery: Cottesloe GC Players
Four of our players very in the hunt after round 1:
Thomas Patterson had a fine 2-under 70. Tom birdied 11, 12, 17, with bogeys on 15 and 18 to turn square. back to even after dropping five, he holed out from 110 metres on 6 for an eagle two and parred home for a fine 70.
Michael Hanrahan Smith from 10th, opened with bogey but  turned in 3-under  after birdies 13, 14, 16 and 17 and just three putts on 6 and 7 coming home took the edge off saw him finish 71.
Mark Solomons out in 36, closed with 1-under only marred by a three putt bogey on 14.
Wade Mackintosh rallied strongly after being out in 39 from the 10th, four front nine birdies on 4, 5, 7 and 8 all coming from putts inside three feet.
Great to see our trainee professional Lucas Paddick make his big tournament debut. Just an 82 for Lucas, however terrific to see him get a start. Tee times and results all Cottesloe players follow and a round 1 gallery below that

Cottesloe Players at the 2019 TSA Sanwell Open:

Round 2 Tee Times shown

70

Thomas Patterson

1st   11.50am

71

Michael Hanrahan Smith

1st   11.40am

71

Mark Solomons

1st   11.20am

72

Wade Mackintosh

10th   12.50pm

75

Michael Pentland

1st   8.20am

75

Michael Kessissoglou

1st   8.10am

76

Grant Lewis

1st   7.50am

76

Jack Patterson

1st   7.50am

77

Paul Patterson

WD

79

Ben Seward

10th  7.30am

82

Lucas Paddick

10th   8am

 

Round One Gallery 3:  Cottesloe GC Players

 

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2019 TSA Sanwell Corporate Classic Friday 17 May 
128 players enjoyed a great day Friday 17 May at the tournament-eve Corporate Classic.
CLICK HERE for a full report and photo gallery from the day.

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Tournament Preview and History:

TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open : Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May
PGA Australia Tournament page      leaderboard     tee times

The 71st annual Cottesloe Open will be held on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May at the Cottesloe Golf Club, Alfred Road, Swanbourne. The event is open to the public free entry and parking and offers the chance to witness some incredible golf from Australia’s golfing legends and leading professionals, as well as today’s best amateurs.

The 2019 TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open will see Professionals compete for $40,000 in prizemoney with naming rights sponsors in 2019 TSA Group and Sanwell Plumbing and Civil. The tournament forms part of the PGA Australia Ladbrokes Pro-Am series.

Amongst the big names playing are former PGA Tour stars in Peter Lonard and Nick O’Hern. Peter is also eligible for the Senior Invitational event while Nick played at the highest level and is uniquely the only player to have beaten Tiger Woods at match-play twice at Professional level. CLICK HERE to read some match play tips from Nick.

The proud 71 year history of the Cottesloe Open has seen many great names take home the trophy. The first four events, and seven in all, were won by Cottesloe’s great amateur  Kelly Rogers. Our course architect Graham Marsh also won as an amateur,as did Terry Gale and the late Roger Mackay with Michael Foster in 2007 the last amateur to win. Cottesloe’s and the states finest amateurs will be out to join that great list and upset the professionals. Defending champion is professional Michael Choi and the current course record is 62, shot by winner David Bransdon 7 May 2017 in the closing round of the 2017 event.

TSA Sanwell Seniors Invitational Preview
Quick links:    PGA Australia Tournament page      leaderboard     tee times

Since 2014 the event has also incorporated a Senior Invitational section, where eligible stars of senior status compete for separate prize money. In 2019 that will be a record $18,000 in the TSA Sanwell Senior Invitational.

In 2018 Peter Fowler won  with a competitive even par 144 (72, 72), winning by a shot  from Mike Harwood 145 (71, 74). Mike Harwood is back in 2019 and will be joined by many great names who still play very good golf including Peter Lonard, Mike Clayton, Peter O’Malley, Glenn Joyner, Lucien Tinkler and local stars including Terry Gale, Wayne Smith and Ross Metherell.

A great chance for spectators to walk close to and along with stars of times gone by, and maybe get some inspiration for their own games.

Amateurs Recognised: The Kelly Rogers Medal

Kelly Rogers won the inaugural Cottesloe Open in 1948, the first of four straight and a record seven in all with his last win coming in 1963.
Kelly commenced his young golf at Sea View and then a Cottesloe member for 64 years from January 1938 till his passing in 25 January 2002, departing an honorary life member. Since his passing Kelly’s name is commemorated in the tournament that he dominated, the Cottesloe Open, and each year the leading amateur is awarded the Kelly Rogers Medal. 
Robbie Morrison of Royal Perth  GC was the 2018 winner and also won in 2015 and 2016 and, having turned professional,  is happily back as a professional and playing this year on a course he thrives on. Min Woo Lee, Curtis Luck and Oliver Goss are prominent names on the Kelly Rogers Medallist Board who have gone on to professional careers and Michael Foster in 2007 was the last amateur to also win the Cottesloe Open the same year.

Cottesloe Open History and a welcome from Tournament Chair

The prestigious Cottesloe Open was first played in 1948. An outstanding stroke play competitor, Kelly Rogers made the event his own in these early days, winning the first four titles, and eventually seven in all. The Cottesloe Open was designed to provide a lead-up event to the WA Open. Initially a marathon seventy-two holes over two days, it has now been a 36-hole event for several decades. Since Kelly’s day, amateur winners of this event have been few and far between, Michael Foster in 2007, Glenn Carbon in 1983 the previous amateur winner. Many past winners attend the tournament eve dinner at the Cottesloe Classic event on the Friday, proudly wearing their blue Cottesloe Open winner’s jacket.

Message from Tournament Chair, Mack Hall:

“I am delighted to have played a part in the continued building of our Cottesloe Open and maintaining its place as the second longest running professional Tournament in Western Australia.
Bowra and O’Dea, wonderful supporters of golf in WA, made a great sponsorship contribution as naming rights sponsor from 1995-2008. I then had the privilege of being naming rights sponsor for a decade from 2009 , joined by TSA Group in 2017 and 2018. I am delighted to see TSA Group (Cottesloe member Peter Jones) and Sanwell Plumbing and Civic (Cottesloe member Fred McMurray) named as naming rights sponsors of the 2019 TSA Sanwell Cottesloe Open.
Further sponsorship support comes from silver sponsors and participant groups in the popular Corporate Classic on Tournament Eve. Cottesloe Golf Club thanks them all.

 A particular delight for me personally, since commencing the concept in 2014, is seeing the Senior Invitational Event within the tournament. The Senior Invitational has seen some fabulous names of days past competing and having great annual catch ups and amazing camaraderie. I get great joy when some of the past competitors have send me snaps of them wearing Mack Hall Cottesloe Open T-Shirts, while playing other senior events on the Ladbrokes Legends Tour that now comprises around 60 tournaments a year.
The Senior Invitational scoring is still pretty handy as well. Peter Fowler only beat Mike Harwood by a shot with even par last year. Fabulous to see this year we have Peter Lonard playing both events and he will be joined by another PGA Tour star of times past in Nick O’Hern. Nick still a few years off senior status, but like Peter will no doubt have their eye on the Cottesloe Open Trophy to add to their impressive resumes.

We are very proud how the club has engaged with past winners. All past champions living locally are invited to the Friday night dinner, proudly wearing their much sought-after blue jacket and all possible past winners have received a winners jacket.

Best wishes to all competitors for a great tournament and be assured all spectators will be very welcome and have a great experience at the beautiful Cottesloe Golf Club on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 May. “