• 11/16/2014 11:08:05 PM | PGA Media
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    Brown records break through victory at NSW Open

    Victorian Anthony Brown has won the 2014 Mazda NSW Open after a two hole playoff at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club.


    Victorian Anthony Brown has won the 2014 Mazda NSW Open after a two hole playoff at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club.

    Starting the day three shots off the lead, Brown went quietly about his business to shoot 3-under 69 and tie New Zealand's Josh Geary at 14-under 274 at the end of regulation play.

    After 15 holes Brown had caught overnight co-leaders Geary and James Nitties at 14-under the card however a bogey on the par-3 16th saw him drop out off the pace.

    Heading to the 18th hole,now two shots off the lead, Brown made a clutch birdie to be in the clubhouse at 14-under the card.

    He watched on as Nitties made bogey on16 and then Geary on 17, he briefly held the outright lead, but a birdie on 18 from Geary saw them headed to a playoff.

    The 18th hole was played sudden death with both players making birdie on their first trip down the stretch.

    The second time down 18, Brown made birdie to claim his first title on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

    "It was a pretty tough week, it was stinking hot Friday then today with this wind I am just relieved to be done," said Brown.

    "I came second in the Australian PGA Championship a few years ago, it's about time I stood up and had a win, it feels great."

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  • 11/16/2014 5:05:33 AM | PGA Media
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    Recently completed tournaments:
    Kelly -8 T9, Hall -8 T9, Farifax -6 T18, Warren (am) -2 T39, Gaunt -6 T18, Giles -10 T5.
  • 11/16/2014 4:34:14 AM | PGA Media
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    Recently completed tournaments: Pearce +1 T58, Martin -2 T40, Lynch -7 T13, Blizard -10 T5, Brandt-Richard (am) E T52, S.
    Jones -3 T33, Stirling -7 T14, Davis (am) -7 T14, Campbell -7 T14, Millar -7 T14, Long -10 T5, Smyth (am) -8 T9, Eccles (am) -5 T24, Tighe -4 T27, Pike -8 T9. 

  • 11/16/2014 4:28:04 AM | PGA Media
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  • 11/16/2014 2:06:56 AM | PGA Media
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    Recently completed tournaments:
    Zwart -2 T43, Kagasaki +2 T63, Gale (am) E T54, O'Flaherty -2 T43, Mueck -2 T43, Kugai (am) -1 T50, Evans -5 T23, Haller -4 T32, Whitbread E T54
  • 11/15/2014 11:48:07 PM | PGA Media
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  • 11/15/2014 8:42:13 PM | PGA Media
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    Weather radar showing rain headed toward Stonecutters Ridge

    We have seen it all this week at the Mazda NSW Open!

    Fog on Friday morning followed by 40 degree hear and now just a little rain headed our way for the final round!

  • 11/15/2014 5:04:48 AM | PGA Media
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  • 11/15/2014 3:18:40 AM | PGA Media
    • Tournament Update

    Recently completed (after 3 rounds):
    Whitbread -3 T46, Pike -8 T15, Tighe -8 T15, Hughes -5 T34, Haller -3 T46, Jones -7 T18, Evans -3 T46, Brandt-Richards (am) -7 T18, Blizard -7 T18
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  • 11/15/2014 1:36:54 AM | PGA Media
    • Tournament Update

    Recently completed rounds:
    Campbell -7 T16, Martin -6 T24, Pearce -6 T24, Thomas -5 T31, Wilson -3 T49, O'Flaherty -2 T53, Gale -2 T53
  • 11/15/2014 1:30:54 AM | PGA Media
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  • 11/15/2014 12:52:50 AM | PGA Media
    • Tournament Update

    The leaders are now on course with amateur Justin Warren making birdie at the first.
    He is now tied for the lead wtith James Nitties.

    New Zealander Ben Campbell shot up the leaderboard. After making the cut on the number, Campbell capitalised on the morning conditions and was 8-under after 16 holes.

    However pushing his tee shot out of bounds on 18 he made bogey but still signed for a very impressive 7-under 65 to now be T12.

    There are plenty of other players going low on course including Gavin Fairfax, Jake Stirling and Cameron Davis (am).

    Click here for live scores.
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  • 11/14/2014 9:54:31 PM | PGA Media
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    If you are looking for something to do today, come out to Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club and watch the third round of the Mazda NSW Open.

    Entry is free and with no ropes on course it provides the perfect opportunity to see the Pros in action and up close.  
  • 11/14/2014 6:47:29 AM | PGA Media
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    We think tournament leader James Nitties summed up today's 39 degree heat best.

    "It was just a cruisey day aside from sweating like a wilder beast out there," James Nitties. 

  • 11/14/2014 6:26:29 AM | PGA Media
    • Tournament Update

    For those watching the cut line it it currently at 1-under the card.

    The second round cut is made at the top-50 Professionals and ties plus any amateurs inside that number.

    There is currently 50 Professionals and 11 amateurs at 1-under the card or better.
  • 11/14/2014 5:17:40 AM | PGA Media
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    "I still have a lot I want to achieve as an amateur. I would love to win an Australian Amateur, my pop won it and I would love to have my name on the same trophy as him." Justin Warren, co-leader at the Mazda NSW Open.

    The Australian Amateur Trophy

  • 11/14/2014 3:12:22 AM | PGA Media
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    "I have been playing really well but just haven’t been getting the results. The game is in good shape, I have just been waiting to play well." Josh Geary

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  • 11/13/2014 7:26:10 PM | PGA Media
    • Tournament Update

    Good morning from round two of the Mazda NSW Open!

    Play gets underway at 6.45am and here are some groups to watch today:

    7.25am        1st        Josh Geary (NZ), Matthew Giles (NSW), Troy Moses (am)(NSW)
    11.55am      10th      Mitch Davis (NSW), Justin Warren (am)(NSW), Peter Lee (NZ)
    11.45am      10th      Nathan Green (NSW), Matthew Millar (ACT), Michael Long (NZ)
    11.55am      1st        James Nitties (NSW), Cameron Davis (am)(NSW), Ryan Lynch (VIC)
    12.05pm      1st        Kim Felton (WA), Travis Smyth (am)(NSW), Steve Jones (VIC)

    For all tee times please click here.
  • 11/13/2014 3:11:36 AM | PGA Media
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    Birdies galore at the NSW Open

    Birdies were the order of the morning at the Mazda NSW Open and there were plenty of them scored in the perfect conditions.

    Amateur Justin Warren got things underway early coming through the turn at 4-under the card.

    An eagle on the par-5 18th was the highlight of Warren's round, it saw him finish at 7-under 65, equal the course record and lead the tournament.

    This is the second year that the 19-year-old has Monday qualified for the NSW Open and showing that talent runs in the family Warren is the grandson of Barry, the 1957 Australian Amateur Champion.

    Warren was joined in the lead by Web.
    com Tour player James Nitties who knew that a low score would be needed to be up the top end of the leaderboard today.

    While Nitties and Warren held a share of the course record it wasn't for long.

    Playing the group behind Nitties, Victorian Steve Jones fired an impressive 8-under 64 to set the new record and take the outright lead.

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  • 11/13/2014 1:45:29 AM | PGA Media
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    Pro-Am Photo Gallery

    Check out the latest photos from Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club where a strong field has assembled to contest the 2014 Mazda NSW Open being played from 13 -16 November.

    Players and guests had a fantastic day out at the 2014 Mazda NSW Open Pro-Am on Wednesday 12th November at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club. 

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  • 11/12/2014 10:45:27 PM | PGA Media
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    Anthony Brown has had a hole-in-one on the par-3 6th hole at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club.

    He used is 6iron to achieve the feat on the 169m hole.

    Unfortunately for Anthony the Mazda CX-5 GT Akera is up for grabs on the 16th hole over the weekend while on the 11th hole a year's supply of Stockade Beer is on offer for a hole in one.

    Anthony's pla
    ying partners, Ryan Haller and amateur Ben Eccles both birdied the 6th which means the group played the hole in just five strokes!

    This is Anthony's second ace of the season. He also slam dunked the par-3 12th at the ISPS HANDA Perth International.

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    US Amateur champion joins Tour legend at NSW Open

    US Amateur champion Gunn Yang will tee off with Peter Lonard tomorrow in the Mazda NSW Open being played at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club.

    Little known Korean, Yang, burst onto the international amateur golf scene when he became an unlikely champion at the US Amateur in August.

    Starting the week ranked 776 in the world; Yang emerged victorious over 312 qualifiers ultimately defeating Canadian Corey Conners 2 & 3 in the final where he never trailed.

    With a trip to Augusta National for The Masters now booked, Yang is playing as many Tour events as he can to earn experience.

    "It's amazing to be in Pro events. I'm always learning, trying to find my weaknesses and where I need to improve. Just trying to become a better player that it my goal," said Yang.

    "It's always hard to play against Pros, everyone is always in shape, they are good enough to be on the Tour but I am trying to do my best this week.

    "The Masters is going to be another different level again but this week is definitely going to help, I need to get used to playing against the Pros."

    Already this year Yang has played with Adam Scott in the Japan Open and this week he will play with Peter Lonard at the Mazda NSW Open.

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  • 11/11/2014 5:17:47 AM | PGA Media
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    Stars teeing it up at the NSW Open

    A strong field has assembled to contest the Mazda NSW Open Championship being played at Stonecutters Ridge from 13 -16 November.

    With the Web.com Tour season wrapped up, players have returned home for the Aussie summer of golf which is now in full swing.

    Players to watch this week include:

    Ash Hall has just completed his second season on the Web.com Tour and while he only made nine cuts from 11 starts, he recorded two top-5 finishes to easily retain his card for the 2015 season. A previous winner on the PGA Tour of Australasia, Hall is always a strong contender on his home Tour and has already recorded a tied 4th finish at the New Zealand Open earlier this year.

    James Nitties had a memorable finish to his season in the US, at the last regular season event he needed a good result to retain his card. On the last hole of the season he made a 15 foot putt for bogey which secured him a tied 5th finish to finish 71st on the money list and retain his card. Nitties will be looking for a good performance this year after having to retire from the NSW Open last year due to injury. His last full appearance at the tournament was in 2011 when it was played in Newcastle, his hometown, and he finished tied 6th.

    Peter Lonard is always a crowd favourite and the Mazda NSW Open will be his first appearance on home soil for the 2014 PGA Tour of Australasia season. After a tough season in the US, where he made nine cuts from 16 starts for a best performance of T50, Lonard returns to tournament golf following a three month break. Loving being on the golf course in competition mode Lonard is looking forward to playing the NSW Open this week. "I am looking forward to getting back but a lack of tournament play will count against me. I have been practising at the Lakes but there is nothing like playing tournaments to get sharp again," said Lonard on his website. Peter Lonard is one of three former NSW Open champions to be playing this week.   

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  • 11/11/2014 5:15:55 AM | PGA Media
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    On Tour: Mazda NSW Open

    The PGA Tour of Australasia has arrived at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club for the Mazda NSW Open Championship to be played from 13-16 November 2014.

    A strong contingent of Professionals have returned home from the US for the Aussie summer of golf. 

    Web.com Tour players Adam Crawford, Ashley Hall, James Nitties, Peter Lonard and Nathan Green will all tee up this week. 

    Aiming for back-to-back wins on the PGA Tour of Australasia is Ryan Lynch who won the Tour's last tournament, the WA Goldfields PGA Championship, played in Kalgoorlie two weeks ago. He is joined by other recent Tour winner's Andre Stolz, Josh Geary and Matthew Giles. 

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