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Thrilling Golf Finish

Posted: 01-Dec-2016 by Maccabi VIC

 Drama filled finish as both men’s and women’s event go to a play-off for the Silbersher/ Kirzner shield

Please click here for the AJN article by Daniel Shandler

Men’s event

56 golfers teed off in tough conditions at Warrnambool and only 1 golfer played to his handicap, Charles Akkerman putting together 39 points to open a 3 shot lead over Jon Landes on 36 and 5 shots on Allen Garb with 34.

2nd round was played on the magnificent links at Port Fairy ( should be on everyone’s bucket list) and Landes kept it all together to shoot a 2nd 36 points to go into equal first with Charles who shot 32 points and Allen Garb with his 2nd 34 pointer a further 4 shots behind in third.

3rd round on Sunday was back at Warrnambool with Akkerman and Landes on 72, Allen Garb on 68 and Steve Ehrenreich a further 3 shots back on 65.

Akkerman was first to fall away leaving Garb & Landes to fight it out with Garb going to the par 5 18th with a 1 point lead but a wild drive saw him lose the lead and finish equal leader with Landes. Back to the first, a par 5 and Landes gets a shot. Both played it well , 5 for Garb, 6 for Landes and off to 2nd play-off hole, another par 5 where Garb once again gave a shot but this time Landes kept his head to make a 6 and take the title.

Women's Event

The women’s event was no less dramatic when after 2 rounds Elana Green took a 7 shot lead into the final round after rounds of 30 & 34 from Karyn Akkerman (57 points)  and Annette Landes a further 5 shots back (52 points and yes 12 behind Elana.).

The 3rd round saw Karyn fall behind and Elana was desperately trying to hold her round together as Annette was charging. A magnificent 37 point last round saw Annette catch Elana on the 18th hole and force a play-off.

On the first play-off hole a par 5 Elana kept her cool to made par to take out the trophy. It was a magnificent final day duel and both ladies deserved to win.

Well played Elana & Jon, both first time winners of a Maccabi Victoria 3 day event.

The 3 day event ended with Jack Silbersher presenting the men’s shield to Jon Landes in memory of his late brother Alex Silberscher and Rob Simon presenting  the ladies shield to Elana Green in memory of his late wife Janine Kirzner.

Both Janine and Alex were huge supporters of our club and are sorely missed by all.

Full Results

Overall over 3 rounds

Jon Landes 100 points ( won on 2nd hole of play-off)
Allen Garb 100 points
Charles Akkerman 98 points

A- Grade

Allen Garb 100 points
Phil Weeden 96 points C/B
Stephen Ehrenreich 96 points

B- Grade

Jon Landes 100 points
Charles Akkerman 98 points
Alan Goldstone 95 points


Elana Green 89 points ( won on 1st play-off hole)
Annette Landes 89 points
Lesley Silbersher 80 points C/B
Fay Swart 80 points

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