TREVOR Ridge, golf course superintendent at the Sawtell Golf Club, has won the Australian Golf Course Superintendents' Association (AGCSA) 2005 Golf Championships.
Played at the Rich River Golf Club during the AGCSA's 21st Australian Turfgrass Conference in Moama, Ridge successfully
defended the title he won at
Melbourne's Metropolitan Golf Club during the 20th Australian Turfgrass Conference in June 2004.
Ridge, who plays off a three handicap, fired a two-over 74 on the East Course at Rich River to finish one shot ahead of co-defending champ Anthony Toogood (course superintendent at Albury Golf Club).
In winning the 2005 AGCSA Golf Championships, Ridge became the third superintendent to win back to back titles.
He joins Peter Schumacher (Elanora Golf Club, NSW) who was winner in 1996 and 1997 and three times winner Daryl Sellar (Glenelg Golf Club, SA) who won in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Ridge was runner up to Sellar in 2002.
Ridge was also part of the triumphant four-man NSW team which won the AGCSA State Teams Championship for a record sixth time by one point from Queensland. Ridge, who scored 37 points, was the leading player for NSW.
Ridge was also part of the victorious NSW side in 2000.