AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013
Tom Rickit won the Australian Open by three shots from James Rogerson. Helen Angel won the ladies. Tom Rickit's 72 hole aggregate was a brilliant 26 under par 190 after Sunday rounds of 48 and 47. Stewart Genge placed third on 203. Helen Angel returned an eight over total of 224 to triumph by eleven strokes over Gloria Hourigan with Marion Kalis another shot back in third. Waverley's Brenda Richardson made up 14 shots on Sunday to overhaul Swiss visitor Maria Rhyner in Ladies Division 2. Men's Division 2 winner was Anthony Laverty on 218.
Full results here
World Cup player Tom Rickitt led the Australian Open after two rounds at Canberra International. Rickitt fired an impressive 95, 13 under par, on Saturday and took a two shot overnight lead into Sunday's final two rounds. Tom led by two from Australian team mate James Rogerson, a three time former winner of the Open. Stewart Genge and Bob Murti were on 102 while Jack Kalis was on 106.
36 hole leaderboard here
36 hole ladies leaderboard here
Sunday tee times here
Sixty-four players will contest the 72 hole 2013 Australian Open championship at Canberra International, plus four who will only play the thirty-six hole category. Two ladies have travelled from Switzerland - Ruth Hefti and Maria Rhyner. The weather is forecast to reach 24 degrees on Saturday and 22 degrees on Sunday, which is ideal for Pitch and Putt and so APPA are looking forward to a good championship.
Saturday tee times here
We inform all players that the 2013 Australian International Open Championships will be held at Canberra International Golf Centre Pitch and Putt Course at Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of November. This is usually a seventy-two hole event so if you intend flying out from Canberra Airport, take care to arrange your flights to take that into account. The Pitch and Putt course is approximately twenty minutes from the airport and there will be the presentation and barbeque after the last round on Sunday so you probably would not be leaving the course until at least three o'clock. If you are leaving on an international flight, the check-in time in at least an hour before departure so leave yourself plenty of time. Hoping to see you at the Championships.
Event poster here