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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 165
PERTH INTERNATIONAL RETURNS THE Perth International will return with a new date on the Australasian PGA Tour calendar in 2016. For the past three years, the European Tour co-sanctioned event has been played at the superb Lake Karrinyup in mid-October but next year it will played from February 25 to 28. Organisers are confident the move will attract a stronger field, as it will fall after the European Tour’s swing through the Middle East and South-East Asia. The $1.75 million tournament will also be tri-sanctioned with the Asian Tour, which is sure to attract some of the best players from that tour as well. ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _____ BRYDEN BREAKS THROUGH IN CHINA FORMER British Amateur champion Bryden Macpherson captured his first professional tournament by triumphing at the PGA Tour China Series’ Cadillac Championship in Beijing. The Melburnian came close to winning Leaney. David Bransdon, who won the Queensland Open last month, and Matthew Millar, the reigning New Zealand PGA champion, will also bolster the field. Queenslander Michael Wright, the 2013 runner-up, will also tee up in the event starting on Wednesday. It will be his fourth appearance at the South Pacific Open and he will be among the favourites given his familiarity with the par-71 Tina layout, where he holds the course record with a 9-under 62. This year’s victor will not only collect the winner’s cheque for $27,000 but they will also earn a spot in the $1 million Fiji International starting on October 15 as well as the Australian Masters, Open and PGA Championships. For live scores during the South Pacific Open, visit www.pga.org.au __ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ___ SINGH IS IN FIJI’S national hero Vijay Singh will return home to compete in one of his country’s most prestigious sports events: the Fiji International. Singh’s announcement has been highly anticipated by sports fans in Fiji, who are sure to give their home-grown world star a rousing reception when he competes at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from October 15 to 18. Recognising the importance of the Fiji International to growing golf in his home country, Singh is delighted to once again pledge his support to the tournament. “I am pleased to be returning home to play in the Fiji International, which is building the profile of the sport that I love in the country that I love,” said Singh, who the same tournament in 2014, but would not be denied again. He carded a 9-under 63 in the second round – the best 18-hole score of the season – yet trailed by two shots entering the last day at Topwin Golf and Country Club. A closing 68 pushed him to a three-shot victory. “I’d better not play one more because there is nowhere to go from here,” Macpherson joked about his runner-up finish and his win in his past two Cadillac Championship starts. MORE> ____ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _ PARADISE SWING THE PGA Tour of Australasia heads to New Caledonia this week for the $150,000 South Pacific Open at Tina Golf Club in Noumea. Defending champion Adam Stephens, of NSW, will line up against a good field including Web.com Tour player James Nitties, former Australian PGA champion Daniel Popovic, 2014 Queensland PGA champion Anthony Summers and former US Open runner-up, West Australian Stephen finished in the top-10 last year. “I enjoyed my time competing in the inaugural tournament and this year I am motivated to try to win.” Fiji’s Prime Minister, Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama, said the government was delighted to see Singh return. “Every Fijian will be excited to hear that Vijay will return for the second Fiji International. He is a great ambassador for Fiji and a great ambassador for Fijian sport,” Bainimarama said. MORE> ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _____ EMBRACING THE PAST PLUS-fours, Ascot caps and real woods were the order of the day at the Australian Hickory Shaft Championship last Friday. The 21st staging of the event at Sydney’s Carnarvon Golf Club had 36 starters playing a course slightly shorter for hickory-shafted play. The scratch leaders through nine holes were closely bunched with Darron Watt (37), Phil Baird (38), Lachie Wilson (40) and Brian Keane (41) leading the way. Watt, from Wagga Wagga, continued his form over the back nine to finish with 77, defeating Baird by four strokes. Mark Pullen was third on 85. MORE> TRAPS AROUND the
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