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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 168
SHARK OPENS THE EASTERN GOLF CLUB Greg Norman was on hand Friday to officially open The Eastern Golf Club’s new course at Yering, in Melbourne’s beautiful Yarra Valley. In selecting the site of Yering Gorge, where bushland intersects with the Yarra River against the backdrop of the Christmas Hills, Eastern Golf Club’s vision was to establish a beautiful country estate within the peaceful environment of the Yarra Valley, whilst respecting the informal character and rich traditions of the Club that date back to 1896. “The opening of The Eastern Golf Club in Yering represents a $70 million tourism and sports infrastructure investment into the Yarra Valley and the club believes that its relocation to Yering will further establish the Yarra Valley region as a premier golf destination” The Eastern GC General Tour Championship three weeks ago, the Queenslander's incredible late season run has him boasting a superior ranking points average for now. Day is not playing now until early December when he will tee it up in Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge. Spieth and world No.3 Rory McIlroy have several tournaments during the next six weeks in which they can overtake Day. __ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ___ MACPHERSON CONTINUES HOT STREAK CHINA’S Xinjun Zhang fired a superb final round seven under 65 to win the PGA Tour China’s Chongqing Jiangnan NewTown KingRun Open by four strokes from NSW’s Bryden Macpherson. Zhang held a tenuous one-shot lead over Macpherson and Queensland’s Ray Beaufils heading into the final round. Macpherson grabbed the early advantage, catching and passing Zhang with four consecutive birdies starting at the 2nd hole. MORE> __ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ___ CULLEN TO MISS MASTERS DEFENCE REIGNING Australian Masters champion Nick Cullen won’t defend his title at Huntingdale next month, as the event clashes with final stage European Tour Qualifying School in Spain. The South Australian told The Courier Mail he needed to make the best of his chances to get on one of the main Tours and only missing the cut in Europe would enable a global dash to Melbourne to defend. “It’s always nice to defend, especially such a great moment as the Masters, Manager, Ben Telley, said. The Eastern Golf Club commissioned Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD) to design the 27 hole championship standard course plus a nine-hole, par-3, course. MORE> ____ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _ DAY MOVES BACK TO WORLD NO.1 FOUR weeks after relinquishing the top spot in the world ranking to Jordan Spieth, Jason Day has regained the No.1 position while relaxing at home in Ohio with his family as they wait for the birth of their second child. Day, who first went to No. 1 after winning the BMW Championship last month, lost the No.1 rank after just seven days when Spieth won the Tour Championship. While neither player has played in a world ranking points-earning event since the but it’s important I make something of the chance in Europe and at Web.com Tour qualifying later in the year,” Cullen told reporter Jim Tucker. ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _____ HEND VICTORIOUS IN MACAU ... AGAIN Big-hitting Scott Hend set a new tournament record of 20 under 264 en route to winning the Venetian Macau Open by three strokes from Indian duo Anirban Lahiri and Chiragh Kumar. It was the Queenslanders second win in the event in three years. A five under 66 to close out the tournament at the Macau Golf and Country Club saw Hend become just the second player to win the Macau Open twice, alongside China’s Zhang Lian-wei. "I feel relieved and rewarded as I've worked hard the last few weeks in Europe," the 42-year-old Hend said. “I knew Anirban wasn't going to go away. He's a great player and I just went out there with the aim to shoot a good score as I knew they had to catch me.” Lahiri continues to head the Asian Tour Order of Merit, while Hend moves into second spot, ahead of fellow Queenslander Andrew Dodt. TRAPS AROUND the
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