EMIRATES AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Live Coverage of the 2012 Emirates Australian Open from The Lakes Golf Course in Sydney Australia

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  • 12/7/2012 9:33:37 PM | Nicole O'Farrell
    2013 US PGA Tour card holder Alistair Presnell has gone bogey, birdie to start his third round, currently at 3-over. He loves playing back home in Australia and will have a point to prove today.
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  • 12/7/2012 9:42:05 PM | Nicole O'Farrell
    James Nitties is 2-under through four today thanks to birdies on 3 and 4. Still 2-over for the tournament but into the top 50.
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  • 12/7/2012 9:42:34 PM | PGA Media via mobile

    The 12th has been the second hardest hole on course this week. It has seen 85 bogeys and 21 double bogeys but no eagles. However Pros will have extra incentive to score well on this hole over the weekend as anyone who makes an eagle will earn themselves a Tag Heuer watch.

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  • 12/7/2012 9:53:00 PM | pgb
    Don't underestimate Geoff Ogilvy with a 9.04 tee time today!
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  • 12/7/2012 9:54:41 PM | Nicole O'Farrell
    Nitties is now 3-under through 5 holes and only one-over for the tournament. He's jumped out of the gates.
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  • 12/7/2012 9:59:49 PM | PGA Media
    Tom Watson's 4-under was the best score of the second round and helped him make the cut. The eight time Major Winner will be looking to go low on moving day. He is even after the first but will be birdie hunting.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:09:30 PM | PGA Media
    Brenton is heading out on course to follow Geoff Ogilvy and Matt Millar. Plenty of people expecting Geoff to go low today so watch out for Brenton's updates from off the course.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:09:54 PM | Nicole O'Farrell
    Defending Champion Greg Chalmers has just birdied his first hole. He's still 1-over par but into the top 40.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:13:06 PM | PGA Media
    Nicole it looks like you may have mozzed James Nitties. He dropped a shot on the par 4 6th.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:24:02 PM | gmac
    hope Chalmers can get in a good round 2day, started well, keep it up....
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  • 12/7/2012 10:25:36 PM | PGA Media
    Last year Greg Chalmers started the third round six shots off the lead. Today he started seven shots behind Marcus Fraser. A great round today will see Greg Chalmers title defence well on track.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:32:46 PM | PGA Media
    Hi everyone I am on the first with Norris and Ballard. Norris went from sand to more sand and is now on the green in 3. Sure isn't a tap in for par either. will catch Ogilvy in the 3rd.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:35:17 PM | PGA Media
    Norris makes the putt and remains at +1. Across the road now and will catch Ogilvy.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:35:50 PM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    Just walking to the first with Liang Wenchong. He stopped for a few autographs on his way.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:37:42 PM | PGA Media
    Just passed Mahal Pearce in the tunnel he is at +4 for the tournament.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:42:10 PM | PGA Media
    Australian golf journeymen Peter Lonard and Nick O'Hern are paired together for the third round and have just teed off. Between them that have 12 PGA Tour of Australasia titles.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:43:36 PM | PGA Media
    Ogilvy and Millar both make par after missing the green with their approach shots.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:44:27 PM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile

    China's Liang Wenchong hasn't stopped smiling this week. He's just teed off playing alongside Tim Wood.

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  • 12/7/2012 10:46:45 PM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile

    Stuart Appleby is going through his routine on the practice putting green. Probably wishing a few more putts would drop.

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  • 12/7/2012 10:50:27 PM | PGA Media

    Ogilvy and Millar both made the fairway with their tee shots on four.

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  • 12/7/2012 10:51:58 PM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    Adam Scott is also on the practice green, also not having much luck. 4 out of the last 5 have lipped out. Lets hope it's not a sign of things to come for today.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:53:55 PM | PGA Media
    Greg Chalmers continues to make his move up the leaderboard with a birdie at the par 4 5th. He is 1-under for the tournament and now T16.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:54:10 PM | PGA Media
    Ogilvy just sunk a beauty for birdie to get back a shot to be at +2.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:56:52 PM | PGA Media
    Millar also sinks his birdie putt to move to -2.
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  • 12/7/2012 10:57:33 PM | PGA Media
    Chalmers makes birdie on 5 he's making the most of the perfect morning conditions now at -1 T17 (-3 Today) #AusOpenGolf
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  • 12/7/2012 11:04:56 PM | PGA Media
    There's a nice group of talented players scoring well M Millar -3 (T11 -2) G Chalmers -3 (T17 -1) J Nitties -3 (T40 +1) C Rice -2 (T43 +2)
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  • 12/7/2012 11:05:29 PM | PGA Media
    Just on the 7th with Chalmers and Watson.
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  • 12/7/2012 11:08:34 PM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile

    PGA Professional Gary Barter giving some last minute advice to Matt Jones

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  • 12/7/2012 11:10:42 PM | PGA Media
    Matt Millar just makes another birdie at the 5th to move into the top 5 at 3-under for the tournament.
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  • 12/7/2012 11:11:32 PM | Shaun via mobile

    Great to have two Australasian Tour. Legends paired together today, Nick O'Hern and Peter Lonard on the 3rd. Peter EV and Nick +1

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  • 12/7/2012 11:11:55 PM | PGA Media

    Chalmers almost gets the right length only to see the ball trickle back down to the front. Watson hits a nice shot to carry the ridge on the green.

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  • 12/7/2012 11:13:03 PM | Shaun via mobile
    O'Hern and Lonard drop shots at 3. +2 and +1 respectively
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  • 12/7/2012 11:16:04 PM | Shaun via mobile

    Still love watching Lonard's ball striking ability, so clean with his irons, just needs to find form with the flat stick. Time to go pickup the Chalmers group

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  • 12/7/2012 11:17:42 PM | PGA Media
    On the 6th where Millar and Ogilvy both have a chance at birdie. Ogilvy is about 7 feet away.
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  • 12/7/2012 11:19:44 PM | Shaun via mobile
    Chalmers and Watson both in the fairway on 8, both look like they're waiting for the green to clear
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  • Adam Scott goes at 10.41 today at The Lakes hasnt played well but still in it. Leaders off 12.40 #ausopengolf
  • @JohnSendenGolf shot a course record 63 at #TheLakes in the 3rd round of the 2011 #AusOpenGolf. RT if you think he can do it again today
  • 12/7/2012 11:22:04 PM | PGA Media

    Ogilvy watches on as Millar attempts his birdie putt. Millar comes away with par and Ogilvy birdie to move him back to +1. Ogilvy is looking very relaxed, he might get a run going.

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  • 12/7/2012 11:22:41 PM | Shaun via mobile
    Watson struggling today at +3 and misses the green short and right on 8. Wasn't his best fairwaywood
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  • 12/7/2012 11:24:18 PM | Shaun via mobile
    Chalmers on the other hand is pin high for 2 right side of the green on 8, could get to -4 for the day
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  • 12/7/2012 11:25:50 PM | Shaun via mobile

    The shot awaiting Chalmers for eagle on 8

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  • 12/7/2012 11:26:41 PM | Shaun via mobile
    Watson comes up well short I the pin. Long birdie putt to come
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  • 12/7/2012 11:27:40 PM | Shaun via mobile
    Chalmers makes a mess of his chip, only just got up the bank. Both Watson and Chalmers have disappointing long putts ahead
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  • 12/7/2012 11:29:25 PM | PGA Media

    The 7th green, pin is at the back right and there is a large ridge in the middle. Good shots rewarded here with great birdie chance.

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  • 12/7/2012 11:29:38 PM | Shaun via mobile
    Watson from 30ft misses on the low and follows up with a casual 3ft miss to make bogey. Can't believe what I just saw
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