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Greg Chalmers held off the 54-hole leader and fellow countryman John Senden (FJ ICON and StaSof) to win the Emirates Australian Open title at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney. Senden had a two stroke lead over Chalmers at the start of the final round. Stumbling out of the gate, Senden dropped three shots in the first four holes to open the door for Chalmers.
Chalmers, wearing DryJoys Tour, seized the opportunity with birdies on the first two holes to create a two stroke lead. Senden fought back on the back nine, cutting the lead to one until Chalmers birdied the par three fifteenth to extend the lead.
Senden responded with a birdie on the 17th, cutting the lead back to one. On the final hole Chalmers would miss the green in a tricky spot while Senden hit the green and had a good look at birdie. Senden's birdie putt narrowly skirted across the hole, and Chalmers would get up and down for par to win the tournament.
This is the second time Chalmers won the Emirates Australian Open; the victories coming 12 years apart.
it was quite a thrilling finish. I love when the tournament winds down and there are three or four people with a good chance to win. Congrats to Chalmers for winning. Congrats to FJ for another win.
Big win for Chalmers. Hopefully the Americans adjusted to Australia well for the President's Cup!
Congrats to FootJoy for another impressive showing!
Another thing, hopefully the Tour will have a more global field for 2012. Obviously highlighted by Rory coming on full time. Great Fall season FootJoy! Bring on 2012
Congratulations to him and to FJ!
Im glad he got the win and not suprised FJ was in the mix!
FJ once again the real winner partner. Congrats Chalmers & FJ.
Congrats to Greg Chalmers...I always enjoy when a fellow lefty wins!