The 2020 NSW Vardon, Jean Derrin and Senior Order of Merit averages have recommenced effective from July 1st.
After a four-month hiatus due to COVID-19, and with restrictions easing, Golf NSW decided to restart the title races.
In the women’s Jean Derrin, Avondale’s Grace Kim leads the way with an average of 67.87.
The NSW representative has played 15 rounds and leads by over half a shot from her State teammate Kelsey Bennett.
The St. Michael’s representative has completed ten rounds at a 69.40 average.
Tied in 3rd with an average of 70.00 are Concord’s Doey Choi (10 rounds), and Angelina Gong (two) from The Australian.
Stephanie Kyriacou, listed as the leader of the Jean Derrin Averages, is no longer eligible after deciding to turn professional following her breakout win at the co-sanctioned ALPG/LET Tour’s Geoff King Motors Australian Ladies Classic in February.
In the Vardon, one shot covers the top 10 golfers with seven of them having played two rounds or less.
Hamish Ellison, Craig Williams and Ballina’s Kyle Underwood share the top spot.
With only one (Ellison)and two (Williams, Underwood) rounds recorded, it is meeting the minimum number of qualifying rounds which could prove difficult.
Monash Country Club’s Nathan Barbieri is in fourth, just 0.2 of a shot behind.
With an impressive 15 rounds already completed, the 2019 Vardon Trophy winner could be looking at a second title.
IN the Men’s Senior Order of Merit, Lynwood Country Club’s Ken Brewer looks well on track to make it five titles in a row.
Brewer (1135 points) holds a handy 32 point lead over his nearest rival, Terry Small ( 803).
The double D Mac’s, David Mc Millan and David McLelland are in third and fourth place respectively with 720 and 711 points each.