Stolz's game improving with age
BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2002 Victorian Open | Wrap | 28 Oct 2002
Thirty-year-old Andre Stolz won his second Australasian PGA Tour event in less than five months when he headed off New South Welshman David Brandson in a two-hole playoff to win the Victorian Open.
Stolz, who has struggled to get starts this year in Japan having gained a lowly ranked card at the Tour School there last year, is an extremely talented player who just seems to struggle to get the continuity of play that is needed throughout the year in order to take his game to the next level. Courtesy of this win, the Queensland PGA win in June and the very good finish at the ANZ Championship in February Stolz finds himself in 12th position of the Australasian PGA Tour with nearly $A180,000. It might just be that this year we may see something even better from Stolz as his game is starting to fulfill its potential.
Queenslander Andrew Bonhomme was third, with Michael Light in fourth and China Open champion David Gleeson in fifth. Victorian Amateur Marc Leishman who led into round four with Bonhomme was also tied for fifth with Craig Carmichael, Andrew Webster and Scott Hend. Leading New Zealander was Mahal Pearce in 12th place at 2 under.
The next stop in this series of $100,000 events is the Ipswich Golf Club just out of Brisbane where the Queensland Open is to be staged this week.
Victorian Open – Final scores and Prizemoney