EMIRATES AUSTRALIAN OPEN

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

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  • 12/8/2012 3:33:43 AM | DublinDAVE
    HI Olivia how is Mr Stanley get'n on .........KEEP YOUR EYE ON TOMAS AIKEN he will win one very soon love
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  • 12/8/2012 3:34:18 AM | PGA Media
    M.Jones and Geary both bogey the 15th back to -3.
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  • 12/8/2012 3:37:10 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Goggin hits his tee shot in the sand on 11

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  • 12/8/2012 3:37:52 AM | PGA Media
    Appleby bogeys the 17th and moves back to -3.
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  • 12/8/2012 3:37:58 AM | PGA Media
    Hi DublinDave - Kyle Stanley is 2-under at T14 with two holes to play. Plenty of birdies being made on 17 today so he will be looking for a strong finish. Haven't heard much about Tomas Aiken, have you got any info on him you can share with us all on the blog? We will have to watch out for him in the future.
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  • Tan's caddy Steve Williams gives her some reprieve carrying @FeltonKim's bag to the tee. #doublelooping pbs.twimg.com/media/A9j_IpYCEAAw1xS.jpg

  • 12/8/2012 3:40:49 AM | PGA Media
    Rose birdies the 11th and is tied with Pratt at -6.
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  • 12/8/2012 3:40:59 AM | Ross
    I think the leader will finish today maybe -7 ot -8 or there is a few good birdie chances at the finish come on Matty Goggin!
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  • 12/8/2012 3:44:50 AM | PGA Media
    Kieran Pratt is currently play the easiest hole on course today. The par-5 502 metre 14th has had 32 players birdie it while just six players bogeyed and two players double bogeyed. Would be a nice opportunity for him to take the outright lead again.
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  • 12/8/2012 3:45:46 AM | PGA Media
    M.Jones birdies the 16th and is at -4 overall.
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  • 12/8/2012 3:48:48 AM | PGA Media
    Senior bogeys the 15th now at -3 (T6), Scott has birdied the 17th moving up to -2.
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  • 12/8/2012 3:50:01 AM | PGA Media
    Appleby pars the 18th and finishes with a 70 (-2). He is tied 6th at the moment and will have a real crack at it tomorrow.
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  • 12/8/2012 3:50:16 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Just about to bring the Pratt group home team. I see he has dropped back to -5
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  • 12/8/2012 3:52:09 AM | Shaun via mobile

    Pratt about to play the par 3 15th. Wind into the players and must avoid going long

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  • 12/8/2012 3:52:28 AM | PGA Media
    Rose birdies the 12th and is now out to a two shot lead at -7.
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  • 12/8/2012 3:54:51 AM | PGA Media
    Kyle Stanley finishes with a 70 after a birdie on the last. He is -3 (T6).
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  • 12/8/2012 3:57:11 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Really tough break for Pratt who hit the green and ran through the back.
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  • 12/8/2012 3:57:26 AM | PGA Media
    Senden rolls in the eagle on 11, He is now at -6, one behind Rose.
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  • 12/8/2012 3:58:03 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Pratt hits and amazing chip to tap in range. Super shot by the young Victorian
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  • 12/8/2012 3:59:03 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Pratt heads to 16 -5 now
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  • 12/8/2012 3:59:58 AM | PGA Media
    Nicole is live in Applebys press conference. Keep us updated Nicole.
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  • 12/8/2012 4:00:59 AM | PGA Media
    Scott finishes with a 71 (-1) to be tied 14th.
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  • 12/8/2012 4:01:05 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile

    Stuart's talking about how tough it is out there today. Says even par is a great result in these conditions.

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  • 12/8/2012 4:03:14 AM | Shaun via mobile

    Pratt finds right hand side of 16 fairway. The wind is blowing real hard now

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  • 12/8/2012 4:03:44 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    Appleby says he's struggled to believe in himself over the last 12 months which has seen him miss a lot of cuts. "We create our own stories in our mind, but we keep watching them."
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  • 12/8/2012 4:04:40 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Steve Williams is just as popular as his boss with the fans

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  • 12/8/2012 4:04:44 AM | PGA Media
    R.Green birdies the 13th might be able to recover fully from his 3 bogeys earlier.
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  • 12/8/2012 4:05:17 AM | DublinDAVE
    Sorry Olivia he is from south Africa turned pro in 2002
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  • 12/8/2012 4:06:20 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    Appleby says he'd like to make big inroads very quickly but understands patience is a big part of the game.
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  • 12/8/2012 4:06:32 AM | DublinDAVE
    December and January is when he plays his best golf and after talking to Thomas last week he said that he feels great and cant wait for 2013 to get under way.............so now YOU have been told here first...i bet on golf and he will be a big price week in week out and when he say's that he feels well in himself THATS enough for me so good luck folks and remember ......let's becarefull out there
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  • 12/8/2012 4:06:34 AM | Shaun via mobile

    Great angle for both Rumford and Pratt into the green on 16

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  • 12/8/2012 4:08:03 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Rumford finds back right edge of the green
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  • 12/8/2012 4:08:32 AM | AndyRobertsGolf
    John is Senden out a message to Rose with eagle at 11
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  • 12/8/2012 4:09:21 AM | PGA Media
    Goggin starting to let it slip with a double on 12 to follow the bogey on 11. He is back at -1 (T18).
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  • 12/8/2012 4:09:44 AM | Shaun via mobile
    With the wind hard off his left, Pratt pushes it long and right. He immediately looked to the sky in shock he had taken too much club
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  • 12/8/2012 4:10:48 AM | PGA Media
    R.Green has double bogeyed the 14th, he is +3 for the round and at even for the tournament.
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  • 12/8/2012 4:10:53 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    "Early 2011 my coach noticed things going on with my swing that we couldn't get rid of... It was like I was protecting my back," says Appleby about his swing issues and back problems from earlier this year. He's since lost weight, worked on his health and says he has ten years left in the game.
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  • 12/8/2012 4:12:54 AM | Shaun via mobile

    Super putt by Pratt from distance. Will mark from 3ft for par. A par here with the 17th down wind would be handy

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  • 12/8/2012 4:13:07 AM | PGA Media
    Geary on 18 is way right of the green. Has to take a drop and will be lucky to get away with a bogey.
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  • 12/8/2012 4:14:18 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Real solid par on 16 for Pratt. Reachable Par 5 17th here we come
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  • 12/8/2012 4:14:25 AM | PGA Media
    Cameron Percy birdies the 14th and is at -4 (T4).
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  • 12/8/2012 4:15:46 AM | PGA Media
    Fraser bogeys the 11th and is +3 for the round -3 for the tournament.
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  • 12/8/2012 4:16:32 AM | Troy Vayanos
    I would love to see Stuart Appleby get up and win here. He's done and out the last couple of years and would be a great boost to his confidence.

    I picked Justin Rose at the start of the tournament and all is looking good for the Englishman.
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  • 12/8/2012 4:17:15 AM | PGA Media
    Senden bogeys the 12th back to T2 with Pratt, giving Rose a two shot lead.
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  • 12/8/2012 4:18:56 AM | PGA Media
    New Zealander Josh Geary bogeys the 18th to finish his round at 2-under and T13. Gareth Paddison is now the leading Kiwi at 3-under with five holes to play.
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