Australian Open 2019
Wins for Jack Kalis and Sandra Hutchison
Jack Kalis won the Australian Open for the first time, beating James Rogerson in a sudden death playoff after a tie on 16 under par 202 at Canberra International. Extra holes were also required in ladies - Sandra Hutchison defeating Marie Hutchison. Kalis, who took third place in 2017 and 2018, posted a superb third round 46 on Sunday morning to jump into contention, one out of the lead heading into the final round, in which he tallied 52 to Rogerson's 53. Kalis, who was also third in 2012 and 2014, birdied the first tie hole to deny three-time champion Rogerson, who finished runner-up for the second successive year. Holder Tom Rickit finished four strokes back in third place. Full gents scores here
Marie Hutchison led the ladies open by two with a round to play but Sandra finished with a 56 final round to force a tie on 227 for the 72 holes. A par on the third play-off hole was sufficient to give Sandra her first Australian Open title (after two second places and a third spot in the past). 2009 champion June Drury posted a couple of impressive level par rounds on Sunday to clinch third place on 229. Full ladies scores here
It was very close between Lionel Fisher and former winner James Rogerson at the halfway stage. Fisher scored 52 and 49 on Saturday for his seven under par tally of 101 - the same mark as Rogerson who fired opening rounds of 50 and 51. Marie Hutchison led the Ladies Open by two on 110 from her sister in law Sandra. The concluding two rounds will be played on Sunday. Full scores and Sunday tee times in image documents below.
Click here for first round pairings and tee times for the 2019 Australian Open, which will be played at Canberra International on November 16th/17th.
Full logistical details are in the image document attached.