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Two time champion of the Austrailian Open: Greg Chalmers

 

Sydney, Austrailia - At the Emirates Austrailian Open at The Lakes Golf Club, the number 13 was in

play (and it wasn't a Friday). First, the final round took place on Sunday, November 13th . . . next, 

the last time Greg Chalmers hoisted the Stonehaven Cup as Champion of his National Championship 

was in 1998 (13 years ago), finally the winning score was -13.

 

Chalmers (69) was overlooked amongst all of the big names on a star studded leaderboard, contenders

Jason Day (74), John Senden(72), Adam Scott(68), defending champion Geoff Ogilvy(65), and ofcourse

Tiger Woods (67), who played his best golf since winning the JB Were Masters 2 years ago in

Austrailia.Woods was brilliant at times, his chip in for eagle at the par 5 fourteenth was vintage Tiger,

but he could do no better than -11 and a third place finish. 

 

Chalmers, the 38 year old Aussie was emotional after the victory, "I am just extremely excited and

extremely pleased to have won this tournament twice," he said.

"To win it once, you can stumble into that. I can see how guys can do that. But to win it twice, with this

field, that does something for me.

"That really floats my boat and it's very exciting for me. I don't know that there's any extra gratification.

Just that I have got my name on the Stonehaven Cup twice. That's phenomenal.

"I think I stumbled into it when I was 26. I had no idea how big of a deal it was. I know more and I know

how important it is.

"I think age gives you that. You understand how difficult it is. I am not a prolific winner in golf. It's hard

to win. I have a very strong respect for that."

 

Final Scores: http://www.australianopengolf.com.au/default.aspx?s=mao_leaderboard