The Dunes Medal: Carl Banner and Molly Mclean secure individual titles
01 Dec 2023
by Amit Pandey of

see also: View results for The Dunes Medal, The Dunes Golf Links, Molly McLean Rankings

Molly Mclean and Carl Banner (Golf Australia Photo)
Molly Mclean and Carl Banner (Golf Australia Photo)

Carl Banner of England finished 1-under to win the men’s individual title by a margin of five strokes at The Dunes Medal at the Dunes Golf Club on the Mornington Peninsula.

Banner carded rounds of 66-77-68-76 for the tournament. Ben Henkel from Victoria, Australia, shot 71-75-75-71 to finish T2 at 4-over.

Despite holding the opening round lead with an impressive 66, Banner faced a setback in the second round, slipping to a fourth-place position with a score of 77. However, he swiftly rebounded in the third round, carding a 68 to surge ahead by 10 strokes.

Banner entered the final round with a commanding 10-shot lead at 5-under 221, leaving Henkel trailing at 5-over 221. Later, he added a 76 to finish five shots ahead of Henkel. The final round seemed almost like a formality as Banner cruised to victory.

The men’s division saw participation from 93 top amateurs, with 56 making the cut.

In the women's division, Molly Mclean, the reigning 2022 South Australian Junior Amateur champion, posted rounds of 75-80-79-73, bringing her total to 19-over. This tied her with Shanaiah Fernando, who carded 73-81-78-85. The deadlock led to an intense playoff, where Mclean ultimately secured the win after a compelling two-hole contest.

The women’s division had a total of 23 participants competing for the coveted title.

The tournament's past champions include Jason Day in 2005 and Hannah Green in 2014, both of whom have gone on to win major championships.

Results: The Dunes Medal
1EnglandCarl BannerEngland40066-77-68-76=287
2AustraliaBen HenkelAustralia30071-75-75-71=292
3AustraliaAntony MajstorovicAustralia20077-75-74-68=294
4AustraliaHarry GoakesAustralia20073-78-75-70=296
T5AustraliaAdam TsiamisAustralia20076-77-76-69=298

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ABOUT THE The Dunes Medal

The Dunes Medal is an Open Amateur event played over 72 Holes on The Dunes Golf Links championship course. Rounds 1 and 2 are played on Tuesday and Wednesday followed by a cut with the Top 40 players plus ties playing the final two rounds on Thursday and Friday along with all members of The National Squad.

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