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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 185
GRIFFIN CHARGES TO NZ OPEN VICTORY VICTORIA’S Matthew Griffin birdied the 72nd hole to complete a spectacular final day charge and win the BMW ISPS Handa New Zealand Open by a single stroke. In what will go down as the biggest victory of his career thus far, the 32-year- old stood on the 18th tee of The Hills course trailing Japan’s Hideto Tanihara by one shot. A massive drive straight down the fairway of the difficult par-4 left Griffin with just 114 metres to the flag. READ THE FULL STORY HERE> ___________________________________ HEND KEEPS COOL TO WIN IN THAILAND QUEENSLAND’S Scott Hend became the second Aussie winner abroad this weekend, when he birdied two of his last five holes to claim the True Thailand Classic by one shot. He is the fifth Australian player to win on the European Tour in a single season, which is a first in the history of that Tour. Just hours after Matt Griffin claimed the NZ Open Championship, Hend was in a fight of his own to go one better than his runner-up victory in this even 12 months ago. Standing in his way though was hometown favourite Piya Swangarunporn, who set the tournament alight on the final day with a course record nine under 63 to set the clubhouse lead at 17 under. READ THE FULL STORY HERE> _________________________________ SCHWARTZEL PUMPED FOR MASTERS IT HAS been five years since Charl Schwartzel last won in the United States. Of course, that was the 2011 Masters when he birdied the last four holes to edge out Aussie duo Jason Day and Adam Scott by two shots. The South African has pushed his case forward as a Masters contender again, with an extra time victory in the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship. Coming from five shots behind leader Bill Haas, Schwartzel opened his round with two birdies in the first three holes. READ THE FULL STORY HERE> TRAPS AROUND the
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