Vaughan Somers

Vaughan Somers (born 27 May 1951) is an Australian professional golfer.

Vaughan Somers
Personal information
Full nameVaughan Somers
Born (1951-05-27) 27 May 1951 (age 69)
Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australia
Career
StatusProfessional
Former tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour of Australasia4
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT21: 1986

Somers was born in Queensland, Australia.

Somers had modest success as a professional golfer, winnig the 1975 North Coast Open and the 1985 Ford Dealers South Australian Open. He also had some other top three finishes including runner-up in both the 1983 KLM Dutch Open and the 1986 Victorian Open, and third place in the 1987 Australian Masters.[1]

Somers played in multiple Open Championships, making the cut four times with his best finish a tie for 21st place in the 1986 Open Championship.[2]

Somers is now a father to two sons and has worked as the General Manager of the Melbourne Golf Academy (MGA), located on the Melbourne Sandbelt.[citation needed]

Professional wins (5)Edit

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 12 Oct 1975 North Coast Open −9 (70-69-71-69=279) 2 strokes   Noel Ratcliffe
2 16 Oct 1977 Victorian PGA Championship −11 (70-67-66-70=273) 1 stroke   Chris Witcher
3 13 Nov 1983 Victorian PGA Championship (2) −8 (71-67-71-71=280) 1 stroke   John Lister
4 27 Oct 1985 Ford Dealers South Australian Open −4 (76-69-69-70=284) 2 strokes   Gerry Taylor

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1978 Golden Gate Classic   Mike Cahill Lost to birdie on seventh extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
The Open Championship T52 CUT T45 CUT 60 T21 CUT

Note: Somers only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = Missed the cut (3rd round cut in 1982 Open Championship)
"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official website of Greg Norman. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Player Result". opengolf.com. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Golf win". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 26 May 1975. p. 14. Retrieved 13 February 2020 – via Trove.

External linksEdit