Victorian PGA Championship Round 4 State of Play Live
What a fantastic tournament to tee of the 2014 PGA Tour of Australasia season.
An exciting win for Gareth Paddison has set up a big month of golf.
Thanks for joining us and we look forward to bringing you the State of Play at the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship next week!
For all final results please click here.
For all photo from the tournament please click here.
"First and second on the leaderboard is great for New Zealand golf,” said Gareth Paddison.
"Golf is a real mental battle, to birdie the last when you have to, that is what all the practice is about,” said Gareth Paddison.
Round 4 by the numbers...
1 The winning margin
2 The number of times Gareth Paddison has won the Vic PGA
8 The number of other people to have won the Vic PGA twice
9 The most number of birdies scored in any round. Achieved by Aaron Townsend in the third round
12 The easiest hole at the Heritage Golf and Country Club throughout the Vic PGA
23 The number of birdies Gareth Paddison scored throughout the tournament
272 Gareth Paddison’s winning score
2011 The last time Gareth Paddison won the Vic PGA
15,000 The AUD amount Gareth Paddison won at the Vic PGA
Wow what a finish from Gareth Paddison! He makes birdie on the 18th to seal his second Victorian PGA Championship. Congratulations Gareth!
Sunday 9th February 2014, 1.22pm
Gareth Paddison makes a very costly bogey on 17.
He and Michael Hendry are now tied on -15.
In the event of a playoff we will play the 18th sudden death.
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NOTE: Michael Hendry is on 18 needing a birdie to tie Gareth Paddison for the lead. At the Heritage Classic in 2013, played on the same course, he also needed a birdie to join the playoff. He unfortunately didn’t make it. Will things be different for him this year?
Recently completed: Andrew
Martin -12 4th, Matthew Ballard -6 T12, Kim Felton -5 T15, Fraser Wilkin
+2 T39, Chris Gaunt +4 T50, Takuya Taniguchi +3 T47, Jack Wilson +1 T32,
Leighton Lyle +3 T46, Ed Stedman +5 53.
Sunday 9th February 2014, 12.50pm
Andrew Martin is the clubhouse leader at 12-under. Currently on course is Jamie Arnold at -14, Michael Hendry at -15 and Gareth Paddison at -16.
Martin had the round of the day with a 6-under 66.
Matthew Ballard has finished at 6-under and is currently T12. If some players ahead of him on the leaderboard drop shots and he moves into the top-10 he will gain a start at the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship next week.
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Recently completed: Neven Basic +2 T41, Rohan Blizard +2 T41,
Lucas Herbert -2 T23, Michael Choi E T30, Aaron Townsen -2 T23, Scott Arnold -2 T23, Adam Blyth -1 T26,
Sam Eaves +1 T34, Kieran Muir +2 T41, Michael Long -5 T16, Daniel Popovic +2
T41, Clint Rice +6 T54
Sunday 9th February 2014, 12.30pm
Unfortunately Michael Hendry has bogeyed the 13th and 14th. With just three holes to play he is two shots behind Gareth Paddison.
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Recently completed: David
Bransdon -8 T10, Dimi Papadatos E T34, Kieran Pratt E T34, Terry Pilkadaris +1
T41, Kris Mueck +1 T41, Peter Cooke +1 T41, Ben Wharton +2 T46, Chris Thorn +3
T51, Nick Gillespie +3 T51, Steve Jones +7 T57.
Sunday 9th February 2014, 12pm
Michael Hendry managed to tie Gareth Paddison for the lead however Paddison responded with a birdie of his own to regain the top spot on 17-under.
Amateur Ben Eccles woes continue as he triple bogeyed the 10th. He bounced back at the 11th with a birdie however bogeyed the 12th to be 11-under and 6th.
Conditions are testing the players with plenty putting big numbers on their cards. There have been two quadruple bogeys and six triple bogeys on course today.For all live scores please click here.
Recently completed: Adam Bland -5 T19, Peter Wilson -1 T32, Anthony Houston -1 T32, Anthony Brown E T38.
Sunday 9th February 2014, 11.19am
Gareth Paddison continues to lead at 16-under as he moves to the back nine.
Ben Eccles has made his first bogey in 43 holes. Unfortunately he made two in a row. He has dropped back of Paddison by two shots.
Michael Hendry is closing in on Paddison and is now just one shot behind him.
Andrew Martin is bogey free and 5-under today with six holes to play. He is 11-under and five shots behind Paddison.
Alex Hawley is having a tough day and is 6-over today after a quadruple bogey on the 10th. He will need to make some birdies coming home to move back into the top-10 and earn a place in the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship.For all live scores please click here.
Sunday 9th February 2014, 9.48am
Just as amateur Ben Eccles ties playing partner Gareth Paddison in the lead the left handed Kiwi puts his first birdie for the final day on the board.
Paddison is out to 16-under and is one clear of Eccles. A further shot back is Michael Hendry who is 2-under so far today.
Peter O’Malley’s experience is shining through in these tough conditions. He makes the turn in 33 and is now 7-under and T16 for the tournament.
The prize purse isn’t the only thing on offer this week. The top-2 Professionals and ties from the top-10 and ties not otherwise exempt into the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship next week will get a start.
At this stage it is Alex Hawley, Paul Sheehan and Daniel McGraw.
Next on the tee...
Tournament leader Gareth Paddison in his Sunday attire...All Black
Sunday 9th February 2014, 8.48am
The final groups are now on course. They will have scores after every hole while the rest of the field will have scores after every three.
Michael Hendry opens with a birdie and is now just one two shots behind Gareth Paddison.
David Bransdon is flying along and is 3-under after 6 holes to now be 7-under and T16.For all live scores please click here.
Sunday 9th February 2014, 7.39am
The scene is set for a very interesting final day. There are 11 players within six shots of the lead and with challenging weather conditions anyone could claim the Jack Harris Cup.
The wind has really picked up today which tournament leader
Gareth Paddison will be please about.
“In the wind I am pretty good, I don’t hit it overly high and a punch shot is my preferred,” said Gareth Paddison.
Sunday 9th February 2014, 7am
Play is underway in the final round of the Lexus of Blackburn Victorian PGA Championship.
Groups to watch today....
8am 1st Andrew
Evans (NSW), Troy Cox (NSW), Mathew Perry (NZ)
8.10am 1st Mark Brown (NZ), Paul Sheehan (VIC), Luke Humphries (NSW)
8.20am 1st Ryan Fox (NZ), Daniel McGraw (QLD), Max McCardle (SA)
8.30am 1st Kurt Barnes (NSW), Alex Hawley (NSW), Michael Hendry (NZL)
8.40am 1st Jamie Arnold (NSW), Ben Eccles (am)(VIC), Gareth Paddison (NZL)