Regional qualifying announced for NZ Open

BY | Australasian PGA Tour | 2006 New Zealand Open | General | 16 Aug 2006
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New Zealand Golf has today confirmed the four venues for regional qualifying for New Zealand’s premier golf tournament – the Blue Chip New Zealand Open.

Regional qualifying will be held on Friday 17 November at four venues around the country – Manor Park Golf Club in Wellington, Christchurch Golf Club in Christchurch, Pupuke Golf Club in North Harbour and Manukau Golf Club in Auckland.

There are 30 spots available from regional qualifying to go onto the final qualifying event, which will be held at Manukau Golf Club on Monday 27 November. The amount of qualifiers from each regional event will be decided proportionally after entries have been received.

The remaining spots in the final qualifying event will be reserved for full members of the Australasian & European PGA Tours who are not exempt into the Blue Chip New Zealand Open along with players who are exempt from regional qualifying through specific New Zealand Golf criteria.

A field of up to 144 is expected for the final qualifying event and eight positions will be available to compete in the Blue Chip New Zealand Open.

New Zealand Golf chief executive Larry Graham said competition to qualify for the Blue Chip New Zealand Open would be tough.

“Last year we had 216 entries for regional qualifying and we are expecting a similar number this year for what is one of New Zealand’s premier and largest sporting events.”

Entry forms for the regional qualifying events will be available on the New Zealand Golf website from 1 September.

The 89th Blue Chip New Zealand Open, co-sanctioned with the Australasian and European Tours, will be staged at Gulf Harbour Country Club on 30 November to 3 December 2006.

Source – NZGA


Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1   ↑T39 -5 Nathan Green Australia 71 67 76 65 279
T2   ↑T8 -3 Brett Rumford Australia 71 70 69 71 281
T2   ↑T13 -3 Jarrod Moseley Australia 68 70 73 70 281
T2   ↓T1 -3 Marcus Fraser Australia 69 69 70 73 281
T2   ↑T4 -3 Michael Campbell New Zealand 71 65 73 72 281
T2   ↑T39 -3 Nick Dougherty England 69 66 79 67 281
T2   ↑T13 -3 Wade Ormsby Australia 72 63 76 70 281
T8 -2 Greg Chalmers Australia 68 70 72 72 282
T8   ↓T4 -2 Peter O'malley Australia 72 71 66 73 282
T8   ↑T13 -2 Scott Strange Australia 67 70 74 71 282
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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