Illawarra Open

The Illawarra Open was a professional golf tournament played in the Illawarra area of New South Wales, Australia. It was played between 1978 and 1981. 1978 and 1979 events had prize money of A$20,000. The 1981 event was played over 36 holes with reduced prize money of A$10,000 and was not a PGA Tour of Australia Order of Merit event.[1] The 1982 event had prize money of A$25,000.

The 1978 tournament was planned as a 72-hole event. 18 holes were played on the Thursday and Friday but heavy rain at the weekend caused the tournament to be reduced to 36 holes.[2]

Winners

Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Ref
Tooth's Illawarra Open
1982 Bob Shaw  Australia Port Kembla 277 1 stroke Australia Colin Bishop [3]
1981 George Serhan  Australia Port Kembla 142 −2 Playoff Australia John Clifford
Australia Garry Doolan
[4][5]
Illawarra Open
1979 Mike Ferguson  Australia The Grange 288 E 1 stroke Australia Tom Linskey
Australia Chris Tickner
[6]
1978 Bill Dunk  Australia Wollongong 135 −5 1 stroke Australia Colin McGregor [2][7]

References

  1. ^ "GOLF Rehearsal for Illawarra open". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 17 January 1981. p. 44. Retrieved 13 February 2020 – via Trove.
  2. ^ a b "Dunk's 36-hole score wins". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 21 March 1978. p. 1 (Sports section). Retrieved 12 February 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Golf". The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 January 1982. p. 31.
  4. ^ "Golf". The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 January 1981. p. 26.
  5. ^ "By George". The Age. 19 January 1981. p. 23.
  6. ^ "Fergusson by one". The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 September 1979. p. 26.
  7. ^ "Dunk named Open winner". The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 March 1978. p. 26.

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