TOURNAMENT NEWS

BMW NZ OPEN   22 Nov - 25 Nov 2012

BMW NZ Open: Highs and Lows of the week at the Clearwater Golf Club - Thursday, 29 November 2012

The 2012 BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch was once again a special week at the Clearwater Golf Club. As always the closing stretch of the Sir Bob Charles and John Darby designed layout served up plenty of drama on Sunday afternoon. We look back now on ...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Australian amateur makes history - Sunday, 25 November 2012

Australian Jake Higginbottom became the first amateur golfer for 56 years to be crowned New Zealand Open champion with his one-shot victory in the BMW-sponsored tournament hosted by Christchurch at Clearwater on Sunday.     Fellow Australia...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Brown lights it up at Clearwater - Saturday, 24 November 2012

Mark Brown showed why he was the regarded as the pre-tournament favourite on day three of the BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch.     The 37-year-old Wellington professional carded a six under par 66 in perfect conditions today at the Clea...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Fox eagles the last to steal the lead - Friday, 23 November 2012

The 18 th hole at the Clearwater Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the hardest finishing holes in the country. It wasn’t today for Australian professional Daniel Fox.     The 36-year-old delivered the shot of the BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: LIve Scoring - Friday, 23 November 2012

Round two for the BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch has begun in perfect conditions at the Clearwater Golf Club.   For live scoring this week from the 94th New Zealand Open click on the link below.   http://www.pga.org.au/scores/1117      READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Hancock claims two shot lead at Clearwater - Thursday, 22 November 2012

Tasmanian professional Craig Hancock has battled the wind the best with a four under par 68 on the morning of day one of the BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch.     The 28-year-old OneAsia Tour player holds a two shot lead after the mornin...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Fox in the hunt at Clearwater - Thursday, 22 November 2012

There are two qualities about Ryan Fox that make him one of the most exciting golfers in New Zealand; he always attacks and he never gives up.     The 25-year-old Auckland professional displayed both of those characteristics today in brutal winds wh...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Geary hopes to re-ignite his career at Clearwater - Wednesday, 21 November 2012

US based Josh Geary, the best performed Kiwi golfer at the BMW NZ Open in recent years, is hoping this week will reignite his career.     The 27-year-old has seen his career stall in 2012, with time out to change his swing coupled with limited access ...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Hendry feeling confident at Clearwater - Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Michael Hendry was one round away from winning the Australian Masters last week but he believed his third round slip up was the best thing for him to experience ahead of the BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch.   The 33-year-old North Harbour pro...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Paddison loves to putt at Clearwater - Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Wellington professional Gareth Paddison rates the Clearwater Golf Club greens among the best in the country.   The former European Tour professional, who shot a three under par 69 in the final round of the Australian Masters last week to finish tied ...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Veterans praise quality of young guns in BMW NZ Open - Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Forty-somethings Greg Turner and Peter O’Malley, both former winners of the BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch, believe there is plenty of quality on show at Clearwater this week.     Turner, the 1989 and 1997 NZ Open champion, is making a ...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Pearce predicts Kiwi winner - Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The 2003 BMW NZ Open champion Mahal Pearce believes he will lose his mantle as the last Kiwi winner of the tournament in Christchurch this week.   The likeable Dunedin professional is enthusiastic about the quality of the New Zealand talent on display and t...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Kiwis upstaged in BMW Driver Challenge - Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Michael Hendry and Mahal Pearce hope that the BMW NZ Open goes better than their BMW Driving Challenge did today in the wet at the Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch.     The Kiwis, who are ranked among the favourites to end the nine-year dr...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Brown happy to be joint favourite - Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Wellington professional Mark Brown is comfortable with the tag of joint favourite heading into the BMW NZ Open this week at the Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch.     The 36-year-old, who finished tied third at the Australian Masters last week at ...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Exciting draw announced at Clearwater - Tuesday, 20 November 2012

An exciting draw has been announced for the first two rounds of the BMW NZ Open at the Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch.   Tournament joint favourite Mark Brown has been paired with 1995 champion Peter O’Malley and fellow in-form Wellington ...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Final qualifying to be staged at Russley - Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A total of 10 spots in the BMW NZ Open will be up for grabs when the Russley Golf Club hosts the final qualifying event on Monday November 19. The final qualifier is a one round shoot-out to join the 144 field that is made up of 114 players from the PGA Tou...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Play the Pro-am with Mark Richardson from The Crowd Goes Wild - Tuesday, 30 October 2012

New Zealand Golf and The Crowd Goes Wild are offering all golf fans the ultimate money can’t buy experience at this year’s BMW NZ Open. You have the chance to win a place for you and a mate to play in the BMW NZ Open Pro-am at the Clearwater Gol...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Fox finds silver lining at Clearwater - Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Auckland professional Ryan Fox is gutted to have missed the First Stage of Qualifying for the PGA Tour in 2013 but a silver lining to that bad news is the chance to fulfill another lifelong dream. The 25-year-old son of All Black great Grant Fox, who has won three...     READ MORE

BMW NZ Open: Brown happy to be back at Clearwater - Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Wellington professional Mark Brown hopes he can continue his hot form throughout the summer to make a strong challenge at the BMW NZ Open in Christchurch. The 36-year-old, who shot an impressive eight under par 62 at the Tauranga Golf Club to win...     READ MORE