Weather brings Open teetimes forward
BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2007 Australian Open | Round Four | 16 Dec 2007
With the potential for storms later in the day, the final round of the Australian Open at Sydney’s Australian Golf Club has been brought forward half an hour from those times yesterday. Despite the weather predictions, the morning conditions are again perfect for scoring with morning cloud giving way to warm sunny conditions by mid-morning.
Early moves came from Paul Marantz, who was out in 33 and then added three consecutive birdies early in the back nine to move to six under for the day and five under for the tournament.
Further back Peter Lonard and Stephen Allan made good starts both two under through just a few holes and now four under for the tournament.
The rollercoaster round of those out early came from Matthew Zions, the Colorado-based New South Welshman, who produced four birdies, two double bogeys and an albatross in his first 14 holes.
Zions holed his second at the par five 14th and although it will serve to increase his pay-check marginally it is not going to have any impact on those who will tee off later in the day looking to become the 2007 MFS Australian open Champion.
Robert Allenby and James Nitties tee off in the final pairing at 12.50.