Chalmers takes second Australian Open

AN emotional Greg Chalmers has hoisted the Stonehaven Cup after a one stroke victory over John Senden at the 2011 Emirates Australian Open.

It was Chalmers second Australian Open victory, the first ironically coming 12 years ago the week before the last Presidents Cup in Melbourne.

“It floats my boat,” a proud Chalmers said after claiming the title from a star-studded field at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney. His 3-under final round 68 gave him a tournament total of 13-under.

Senden had the chance to force a playoff on the final hole but his long sloping birdie attempt just failed to drop.

Tiger Woods finished in third spot at 11-under after his final round 5-under 67.

Defending Champion Geoff Ogilvy had the round of the day, carding a 7-under 65 to finish tied in fourth spot along with Adam Scott (68), Nick Watney (72), Nick O’Hern (72)and a disappointed Jason Day (74).

2011 Emirates Australian Open Final Results
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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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