Scoring chaos at Australian Open

BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2007 Australian Open | Round One | 13 Dec 2007

A newly introduced scoring system at the Australian Open, clearly suffering from teething problems, has created chaos early on day one of the event at the Australian Golf Club.

Early scores had those in the media centre, especially those reporters for local and international radio stations, running for cover as they sought to establish what was happening on out on the golf course. At one point Brandt Snedeker was supposedly leading at 6 under when in actual fact he was at two under and soon after Robert Allenby was reported to be at 10 under when in actual fact he was at three under.

Allenby actually turned in four under, according to those who had a chance to get out onto the course and actually see what was happening, but it has been a bad start for a tournament of this significance.

Hopefully the system will be sorted before long to allow accurate reporting of this great event.

 

Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1   ↑T4 -11 Craig Parry Australia 74 64 70 69 277
T2   ↑6 -10 Brandt Snedeker United States 69 70 70 69 278
T2   ↑T4 -10 Nick O'hern Australia 70 66 72 70 278
T2   ↑T16 -10 Won Joon Lee Australia 70 70 72 66 278
T5   ↓T1 -9 James Nitties Australia 71 66 69 73 279
T5   ↓3 -9 Stuart Appleby Australia 71 68 68 72 279
T7 -8 Aaron Baddeley Australia 70 71 69 70 280
T7   ↑T8 -8 Ewan Porter Australia 70 71 70 69 280
T7   ↑T23 -8 Greg Chalmers Australia 69 72 72 67 280
T7   ↑T16 -8 Rod Pampling Australia 73 70 69 68 280
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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    A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of the game comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.


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