Top ten placings at 2024 NSW Senior Amateur 

Jeff Gadd (Penrith GC). Photo supplied by Golf NSW.

A final round of 5-over 75 has proved costly for Jeff Gadd (Penrith GC), who finished tied for 3rd in the 2024 NSW Senior Amateur, just 2 shots off the lead.

Gadd was the early leader on Day 1, following an opening round 68, then again impressed on Day 2 with another 68 to sit just one shot off the outright lead. His final round 75 would however prove costly, with Andrew Tharle (Royal Canberra GC) and James Swanson (Shelley Beach GC) both moving ahead of Gadd and overnight leader David Armstrong (Gold Creek GC), who also faltered in the final round, shooting a 6-over 76.

Dale Turner (Penrith GC) shot 68 on Day 3, one of the best scores of the round, to move up the leaderboard into 6th place, just 3 shots off the lead.

The tournament was held over 54 holes from Tuesday 5th – Thursday 7th March, utilising both Tamworth and Longyard golf courses.

The local players who survived the 36-hole cut finished in the following positions in the field – Jeff Gadd (Penrith GC) 211 – T3, Dale Turner (Penrith GC) 212 – 6th, Denis Day (Penrith GC) 220 – T23, John Fearnley (Dunheved Golf Club) 224 – T38, Matthew Taylor (Stonecutters Ridge GC) 225 – T44, Stephen Hunt (Glenmore Heritage Valley GC) 227 – T51.

Louise Mullard (Wyong GC) was a runaway winner in the Ladies division, shooting a 4-under total of 212 to finish 9 shots ahead of Sue Wooster (The National GC) on 221 and Nadene Gole (Victoria GC) on 222.