Zunic has a shot at Vardon double

With the 2010 Vardon Trophy nearing season’s end, the handful of events remaining for the 2010 season will go down to the wire.

In what has proved to be another successful Vardon season there are still a number of players in the running who can hold aloft the Vardon Trophy after 167 competitors have entered this competition at some stage this year.

Jordan Zunic has a shot at Vardon double Zunic has a shot at Vardon double

As the last few events prepared to tee off, it was Bonnie Doon’s Jordan Zunic who sat in first position with a Vardon scoring average of 69.05 strokes per round.

The winner of the 2010 Junior Boys Championship and a New South Wales State Colts team representative, Zunic has put together an impsing record this year, finishing equal first in the Avondale Medal, runner-up in the Concord Cup while also chalking up a number of other top-10 finishes for the year to cement his place at the top of the Vardon table.

Zunic has also been crowned the 2010 Junior Vardon winner adding to his already impressive list of achievements in 2010.

Snapping on the heels of Zunic are a number of Golf NSW state team representatives in Brendan Smith, who is attempting to defend his 2009 Vardon Trophy success.

Smith boasts a current average of 69.20 while Daniel Bringolf (69.27) is also a chance having won the 36-hole NSW Cup and the Liverpool Cup among his achievements this year.

Rounding out the rest of the current top 10 are the likes of Lincoln Tighe, Brett Drewitt and Matt Stieger, who are all state team representatives.

Jake Higginbottom, who has had a very successful year to date including the NSW Men’s Amateur Trophy and State Foursomes title with Michael Rasetta is in ninth spot as The Golfer Pacific goes to press, with a current 70.33 average.

The Vardon Trophy began in January and is considered to be among one of the most elite amateur competitions in New South Wales.

It is open to any players with a handicap of four or less and who are members of a golf club.

To be eligible to win the Vardon Trophy you must have played in at least 12 of the nominated Vardon events for the year.

The Penrith Open Amateur on November 27 signalled the end of the Vardon season for 2010, with the winner to be officially determined upon the conclusion of the event.

To view overall Vardon standings and tournaments results you can visit the Golf NSW website at www.golfnsw.org.