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

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  • 12/8/2012 1:08:16 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Amazing shot from Watson, 5ft left for par
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  • 12/8/2012 1:10:13 AM | Mark Haas
    Great to see Rose playing and in contention, and Watson making the cut, although he is struggling today. Would love to see more overseas players in the Aussie Open. Wonder if moving the date so as not to be so close to the Dubai tournament would get more Euros to come down under. Also, while the Lakes is a good track, it is kind of like having the US Open on the Doral Blue Monster. Aussie Open should be on the country's best courses - Royal Melb, Kingston Heath, NSW, etc. - great courses attract top players.
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  • 12/8/2012 1:11:31 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Watson misses his par putt, taps in for bogey. Really good two putt from Chalmers, stays at -1
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  • 12/8/2012 1:13:46 AM | PGA Media

    Wind okay for now expected to reach over 30km/h by 5pm, and we could possibly have a thunderstorm today as well.

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  • 12/8/2012 1:14:23 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Time for us to leave this group out on course. It has been and absolute pleasure following a true legend of the game. Chalmers has missed several opportunities but remains in contention however may need to pick up a couple more shots coming in
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  • 12/8/2012 1:16:08 AM | Matthew
    C'mon Pete keep working
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  • If ur going to be a hole behind. May as well hit shots like that. Ogilvy with a long eagle putt on 14. #up&downround #AusOpenGolf
  • 12/8/2012 1:21:32 AM | PGA Media
    Rose birdies the first to move to -4, he looks determined to make a good start today.
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  • 12/8/2012 1:21:44 AM | PGA Media
    Justin Rose opens with a birdie. The World Number 4 is lurking!
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  • 12/8/2012 1:24:02 AM | PGA Media
    Steve Jones with a horrible tee shot on the first. He is in the sand amongst some sticks and leaves. Will be interesting to see where this shot ends up.
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  • 12/8/2012 1:25:08 AM | PGA Media
    S.Jones gets the ball out and to the green but it rolls straight off the back and pulls up in the rough short of the water.
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  • 12/8/2012 1:27:36 AM | Mark Haas
    Nice round by Scott Gardiner, flying under the radar at -1.
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  • 12/8/2012 1:28:33 AM | PGA Media
    S.Jones recovers from his horrible drive to chip in for birdie.
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  • 12/8/2012 1:32:19 AM | PGA Media
    Goggin bogeys the first to move to -2 (T12)
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  • 12/8/2012 1:34:40 AM | PGA Media
    Jamie Arnold eagles the par 5 11th to move up to -1 (T20). First eagle of the day.
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  • 12/8/2012 1:36:56 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Brendan Jones meeting the golf fans who are lucky enough to walk inside the ropes with him and Marcus Fraser today.

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  • 12/8/2012 1:37:20 AM | PGA Media
    There are now five players tied 4th at -4. Percy, Paddison, Rose, S.Jones & Cullen.
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  • 12/8/2012 1:38:28 AM | PGA Media
    Plenty of players in the sand right of the fairway on the first. Cullen just hit out and made the green to have a long putt for birdie.
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  • 12/8/2012 1:39:03 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Looking relaxed before they tee off

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  • 12/8/2012 1:39:20 AM | Nicole O'Farrell
    Birdies for Ogilvy on 13 & 14. He's now 2-under today and in the top 20
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  • 12/8/2012 1:41:41 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Aus Open leader Marcus Fraser has teed off in the third round

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  • 12/8/2012 1:43:42 AM | Nicole O'Farrell
    Peter Lonard is really struggling today. Now 9-over today (and for the tournament) and the bottom of the leaderboard. He's had two bogeys and a nine on a par 5 in his last four holes.
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  • Ogilvy bogies 16. Five birdies, 2 bogies and a double today. Back to even par. #AusOpenGolf
  • 12/8/2012 1:50:24 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    It's hot here at The Lakes so make sure you visit the Hamilton Sunscreen stand and be sunsmart!

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  • 12/8/2012 1:51:25 AM | David
    Have backed Ogilvy, maybe not this week but this man will be winning again soon.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:00:49 AM | PGA Media
    Fraser puts to much on his approach into 7 and rolls it all the way off the back of the green and into the rear bunker.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:00:52 AM | Nicole O'Farrell
    Round 3 leaderboard update:
    -6 Marcus Fraser. -5 Brendan Jones. -4 Cameron Percy, Gareth Paddison, Justin Rose & Steve Jones. -3 Stuart Appleby, John Senden, Brett Rumford, Mat Goggin, Josh Geary, Kieren Pratt, Rory Hie & Nick Cullen
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  • 12/8/2012 2:03:01 AM | PGA Media
    Fraser gets out of the bunker and within 10 feet of the hole.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:03:45 AM | PGA Media
    Stuart Appleby birdies the par 5 11th and Kieran Pratt birdies the par 3 7th. They move into a tie for third at 4-under with Cameron Percy, Gareth Paddison and Justin Rose.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:04:03 AM | PGA Media
    Senden on the 3rd comes up short of the green with his approach.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:05:26 AM | PGA Media
    B.Jones just misses his birdie putt on the 2nd hole, he remains at -5.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:07:26 AM | PGA Media
    Ogilvy eagles the par5 17th and moves to 2-under and T15. He is the only player to eagle the hole today.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:07:55 AM | PGA Media
    Senden makes par on 3, but is two over for the round to be back at -3 overall (T8)
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  • 12/8/2012 2:10:04 AM | PGA Media
    Fraser bogeyed the 2nd to be at -5 and tied with B.Jones.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:12:38 AM | PGA Media
    Goggin makes birdie on the 4th to move to -4 (T3), just one shot back.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:15:46 AM | David
    Course must be playing tough today as best score only -4. Can't believe Ogilvy only 3 behind.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:17:48 AM | PGA Media
    With 18 players within three shots of leaders, Fraser and Jones, we are set for an exciting afternoon of golf!
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  • 12/8/2012 2:18:17 AM | PGA Media
    Stolz with an eagle on 10. Moves him back up to -3 and T8.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:19:25 AM | PGA Media
    Ogilvy bogeys the last to finish with a round of 70. He is -1 for the tournament and T21.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:20:37 AM | PGA Media
    Wow things are really changing at the top of the leaderboard! Both Fraser and Jones drop shots to now be tied in the lead with Stuart Appleby, Kieran Pratt, Cameron Percy, Justin Rose and Mat Goggin
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  • 12/8/2012 2:23:34 AM | PGA Media
    There is now 41 players within 5 shots of the lead score at -4. With the wind expected to increase again tomorrow, It may only take a back marker to shoot a round of 67and the pressure would be on the leaders i the afternoon.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:24:02 AM | Nicole O'Farrell
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  • 12/8/2012 2:24:32 AM | Nicole O'Farrell
    Here's a mini profile on tournament co-leader Kieran Pratt: DOB:14th May 1988. Turned Pro: 2010 Home Club: Commonwealth Golf Club. He came to prominence in 2010 when he played alongside, and beat, Tiger Woods in the third round of the JBWere Masters before playing alongside Geoff Ogilvy in the final round. Won the 2010 Lake Macquarie Amateur. Won the Dunes Medal in November 2009
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  • 12/8/2012 2:25:06 AM | PGA Media
    Fraser from the sand on four comes up short of the green. May be another bogey on its way.
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  • 12/8/2012 2:25:39 AM | PGA Media via mobile
    Paddison's approach rolls off the back of the 6th green, he's grabbed the putter and looks determined to make birdie
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