Emirates to offer ace prize for NZ Open

BY iseekgolf.com | Australasian PGA Tour | 2005 New Zealand Open | General | 24 Jan 2005
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Golf professionals playing in the 2005 Holden New Zealand Open will have an enticing incentive to succeed on the Emirates-sponsored par-three 8th hole during the event next month.

The tournament, which is co-sanctioned with the European and Australasian Tours, is to be played at Gulf Harbour, outside Auckland, from February 10 to 13.

And on all four days, if one of the professionals makes an ace at the 8th, their prize will be an Emirates business class trip for two to Dubai from a point on the award-winning airline’s network of 78 destinations, which include Auckland and Christchurch.

Said Emirates’ New Zealand country manager Chris Lethbridge: "Not only is the prize at stake on all four days, rather than the more common practice of just the final two days, but more than one golfer can win. If by some chance there are multiple holes-in-one on the 8th, each successful golfer will win a double ticket and enjoy Emirates’ renowned quality of service and a long-haul flight.

“The 162-metre 8th is one of the most naturally attractive holes on the first half of the course, and this prize will undoubtedly add to its attraction.”

As a major sponsor and official carrier for the tournament, Emirates will have four branded holes at Gulf Harbour.

The Holden New Zealand Open has already attracted a number of Ryder Club players and winners on last year’s European Tour.

Source – NZGA


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1   ↑T4 -22 Niclas Fasth Sweden 65 63 75 63 266
2 -22 Miles Tunnicliff England 67 63 70 66 266
T3 -18 Richard Green Australia 70 63 69 68 270
T3   ↑T4 -18 Simon Nash Australia 65 67 71 67 270
T5   ↑T7 -17 Peter O'malley Australia 68 70 66 67 271
T5   ↑T9 -17 Robert Karlsson Sweden 68 65 72 66 271
T7   ↑T9 -15 Damien Mcgrane Ireland 67 66 72 68 273
T7   ↑T9 -15 Jarrod Moseley Australia 66 66 73 68 273
T7   ↑T9 -15 Jose Manuel Lara Spain 66 67 72 68 273
T7   ↓1 -15 Oliver Wilson England 66 65 68 74 273
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