Sanwell Cottesloe Open – Come and watch the finish Sunday 12 May

12th May 2024

With: Phil Ryan

Links: Tournament page    Senior Invitational Tournament Page
(use drop down arrow for all rounds and draws and can have leaderboard display hole by hole scoring)

Spectators welcome – free entry:
Cottesloe Golf Club welcomes spectators to take in the exciting finish of the 2024 Sanwell Cottesloe Open on Sunday 12 May. 
Entry is free with access to all clubhouse facilities and the chance to follow the play close up and see rising amateur stars compete alongside great well known professionals.
After a hot scoring Saturday, a close finish assured in the Sanwell Cottesloe Open, The Sanwell Senior Invitational for the Lyndsay Stephen Trophy and the battle for leading amateur awarded the Kelly Rogers Medal.

Curtis Luck driving on 10 on the way to a course record 65 in round 1 Saturday

Update reports on all events are below including new course records set for both men and women during round 1 Saturday 11 May:

Round 1 Report: Braden Becker and Curtis Luck lead with new course record 7-under 65
Scoring on Saturday 11 May was very good with 31 rounds under 70 in round 1, headed by Braden Becker and Curtis Luck on 7-under 65 with that becoming the new course record on the fully completed Graham Marsh Masterplan course that re-opened in April for Cottesloe members and Cottesloe’s Jack Stanton had held the interim new record of 70 created on April 13 2024.

Braden Becker playing from the first had seven birdies on 1, 6, 8, 9, 14, 16 and 17. Braden was our Cottesloe Open Champion in 2022 where he had shot a then new record of 65 which was overtaken the same day by Brady Watt’s 64. However Braden defeated Brady with a birdie up 18 in the sudden death playoff to become the 2022 winner.

Cottesloe’s honorary member Curtis Luck was playing his first Cottesloe Open as a Professional and he shot 8 birdies on 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 14 and 16 just offset by a 3-putt bogey 4 on 13.Curtis last played a Cottesloe Open in 2015 as an amateur and had previously been the Kelly Rogers Medallist in 2013 and 2014 as leading amateur in the Cottesloe Open. The pride of Cottesloe Golf Club is no stranger to hot scores around Cottesloe and still boasts a +6.8 GA handicap for side-bets with his mates when having a game when home from the USA where he campaigns on the Korn Ferry Tour. Amongst his historic great scores at Cottesloe have been 61 (3 March 2017), 62 twice (13 Feb 2016 and 27 Dec 2016 ) and 63 (2 April 2016, which became a joint course record at that time.) So with his 65 on Saturday 11 May 2024 Curtis becomes the joint course record holder again, joining Braden Becker with that honour.

With 31 rounds under 70 on round 1, including 11 eagles for the field, the new record could be under siege in round 2.
Just a shot away on 66 were Lachlan Aylen, Cameron John, leading amateur Connor Fewkes and Jack Pountney. Cameron John was noteworthy, out in even par 36 after being 3-under early, then dropping 6, 8 and 9 followed by pars 10-13 before  a stunning 6-under his last five holes including an eagle on 17!

With the talented packed leaderboard an exciting finish is assured. Our last two Cottesloe Opens have been won in sudden death playoffs – chances are it may be on again.

Women’s Course record 69 to Kathryn Norris


Cottesloe Golf Club very pleased to have two West Australian Women professionals in the field in Kathryn Norris and Jess Whitting. Under the PGA Pro-Am Series rules they are competing from the full Red Tee course. Playing from the 1st in the Morning Kathryn Norris fired a 3-under 69 to claim the course record after birdies on 1, 8, 11, 16 before a dropped shot on the closing 18th hole. In a nice connection, Kathryn had been a previous women’s course record holder with the same score of 69, set back on 9 March 2016, when she was the Medallist at the 2016 Women’s WA Amateur Championship played at Cottesloe. In further nice connection the Women’s WA Amateur Champion after the match play in the same event was Jess Whitting and Jess back joining Kathryn in the field this year. Jess had a tidy par 72 on Saturday playing from 10 turned 2 over and fought on the front nine for a closing 34 in a round of six birdies offset by 4 bogeys and a double on the 5th.
First tee Gallery:


Sanwell Senior Invitational for the Lyndsay Stephen Perpetual Trophy
Leaderboard at here

We have nine players within the field competing in the Sanwell Senior Invitation and  Jason Norris with 4-under 68 leads by two from Tim Elliott 70 and 2 further to Lucien Tinkler on 72.

Leading Amateur – Kelly Rogers Medal

Kelly Rogers Medal is awarded to the leading amateur, the medal honouring the great Kelly Rogers who won the first Cottesloe Open in 1948 and 7 in all.

WA State Captain Connor Fewkes (Goldfields) leads with 66 from State Teammate Josiah Edwards (Gosnells) on 68 and Zach Capelli (RFGC) and Tom Addy (Joondalup) with 71.
Cottesloe’s Tom Bilston-John and Grant Lewis amongst 4 players on 72.

Amateur scoring can be followed within the live leaderboards on the tournament site







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