BMW NZ Open: Campbell looking to reignite his career - Friday, 30 November 2012
The 2005 US Open champion Michael Campbell can’t envisage not playing golf.
Campbell said he is rejuvenated after a year with his new coach and everything points to an exciting year ahead after three years in the golfing doldrums.He would like nothing more than to return to the winner’...
BMW NZ Open: Australian amateur makes history - Sunday, 25 November 2012
Australian Jake Higginbottom became the first amateur golfer for 56 years to be crowned New Zealand Open champion with his one-shot victory in the BMW-sponsored tournament hosted by Christchurch at Clearwater on Sunday.
Fellow Australian Harry Berwick achieved that feat also in Christchurch, but ...
BMW NZ Open: Brown lights it up at Clearwater - Saturday, 24 November 2012
Mark Brown showed why he was the regarded as the pre-tournament favourite on day three of the BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch.
The 37-year-old Wellington professional carded a six under par 66 in perfect conditions at the Clearwater Golf Club to climb from a share of 17th place into the outrig...
BMW NZ Open: Fox eagles the last to steal the lead - Friday, 23 November 2012
The 18th hole at the Clearwater Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the hardest finishing holes in the country. It wasn’t today for Australian professional Daniel Fox.
The 36-year-old delivered the shot of the BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch so far when he holed his nine iron from 143...
BMW NZ Open: Fox in the hunt at Clearwater - Thursday, 22 November 2012
There are two qualities about Ryan Fox that make him one of the most exciting golfers in New Zealand; he always attacks and he never gives up.
The 25-year-old Auckland professional displayed both of those characteristics today in brutal winds which gusted to 50km per hour to claim a share of seco...
BMW NZ Open: Geary hopes to re-ignite his career at Clearwater - Wednesday, 21 November 2012
US based Josh Geary, the best performed Kiwi golfer at the BMW NZ Open in recent years, is hoping this week will reignite his career.
The 27-year-old has seen his career stall in 2012, with time out to change his swing coupled with limited access on the US secondary tour, web.com, resulting in fe...
BMW NZ Open: Paddison loves to putt at Clearwater - Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Wellington professional Gareth Paddison rates the Clearwater Golf Club greens among the best in the country.
The former European Tour professional, who shot a three under par 69 in the final round of the Australian Masters last week to finish tied third, said the winning of the BMW NZ Open hosted...
BMW NZ Open: Veterans praise quality of young guns at Clearwater - Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Forty-somethings Greg Turner and Peter O’Malley, both former winners of the BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch, believe there is plenty of quality on show at Clearwater this week.
Turner, the 1989 and 1997 NZ Open champion, is making a tentative return to the sport after an absence of a dec...
BMW NZ Open: Hendry feeling confident at Clearwater - Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Michael Hendry was one round away from winning the Australian Masters last week but he believed his third round slip up was the best thing for him to experience ahead of the BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch.
The 33-year-old North Harbour pro, who shot rounds of 67 and 69 to be in second place a...
BMW NZ Open: Pearce predicts Kiwi winner - Tuesday, 20 November 2012
The 2003 BMW NZ Open champion Mahal Pearce believes he will lose his mantle as the last Kiwi winner of the tournament in Christchurch this week.
The likeable Dunedin professional is enthusiastic about the quality of the New Zealand talent on display and the form they have brought into this ...
BMW NZ Open: Kiwis upstaged in BMW Driver Challenge - Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Michael Hendry and Mahal Pearce hope that the BMW NZ Open goes better than their BMW Driving Challenge did today in the wet at the Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch.
The Kiwis, who are ranked among the favourites to end the nine-year drought of a home champion at the premier golf tournament in...
BMW NZ Open: Exciting draw announced at Clearwater - Tuesday, 20 November 2012
An exciting draw has been announced for the first two rounds of the BMW NZ Open at the Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch.
Tournament joint favourite Mark Brown has been paired with 1995 champion Peter O’Malley and fellow in-form Wellington professional Gareth Paddison at 8:00am off the 1...
BMW NZ Open Final Qualifying: Riordan wins to make debut - Monday, 19 November 2012
Takaka professional Sean Riordan will make his BMW NZ Open debut after he won the final qualifying event today in cool and blustery conditions at the Russley Golf Club in Christchurch.
The former Srixon Academy member shot a four under par 68 to be one shot better than well-performed NZ professio...
BMW NZ Open: Turner back at NZ Open for first time in 10 years - Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Greg Turner credits the New Zealand Open for changing his career.
The two-time champion, who played his first competitive tournament in eight years recently at the Harewood Open on the Charles Tour, has taken his comeback a step further by signing up for the BMW NZ Open at the Clearwater Golf Clu...
BMW NZ Open: O'Malley loves the wind at Clearwater - Monday, 12 November 2012
Peter O’Malley holds a special place in the archives of New Zealand Golf.
The 47-year-old Aussie is the only man to have won the New Zealand Open, New Zealand PGA and New Zealand Amateur titles.The three-time winner on the European Tour is looking forward to adding to that list when the BMW...
BMW NZ Open: Ten amateurs named for Clearwater - Thursday, 8 November 2012
New Zealand Golf has invited 10 amateur golfers to play the BMW NZ Open from November 22 – 25 at the Clearwater Golf Club.
The eight Kiwi amateurs include Vaughan McCall, Compton Pikari, Ben Campbell, Daniel Pearce, Mathew Perry, Tyler Hodge, Sam An and Josh Munn who earn their places throu...
BMW NZ Open: Hendry looks to make history - Thursday, 1 November 2012
New Zealand professional Michael Hendry has a chance to claim a special piece of history when he tees it up at Clearwater for the BMW NZ Open.
The 33-year-old, who won the inaugural NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship in March for his biggest victory on home soil, will look to become the first golfer to w...
BMW NZ Open: Final qualifying to be staged at Russley - Tuesday, 30 October 2012
A total of 10 spots in the BMW NZ Open will be up for grabs when the Russley Golf Club hosts the final qualifying event on Monday November 19.
The final qualifier is a one round shoot-out to join the 144 field that is made up of 114 players from the PGA Tour of Australasia, 10 tournament invites,...
BMW NZ Open: Fox finds silver lining at Clearwater - Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Auckland professional Ryan Fox is gutted to have missed the First Stage of Qualifying for the PGA Tour in 2013 but a silver lining to that bad news is the chance to fulfill another lifelong dream.
The 25-year-old son of All Black great Grant Fox, who has won three titles in his rookie season as p...
BMW NZ Open: Brown happy to be back at Clearwater - Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Wellington professional Mark Brown hopes he can continue his hot form throughout the summer to make a strong challenge at the BMW NZ Open in Christchurch.
The 36-year-old, who shot an impressive eight under par 62 at the Tauranga Golf Club to win the Carrus Open by four shots on Sunday, is playin...
BMW New Zealand Open: Dates confirmed for 2012 - Monday, 28 May 2012
The dates have been confirmed for the BMW New Zealand Open hosted by Christchurch in 2012.
The tournament, which had a successful inaugural staging at the Clearwater Golf Club in 2011, will return to the Christchurch layout from November 22 - 25.The very best of Australasian golf will be showcase...
BMW NZ Open: NZ Golf pleased with inaugural event - Monday, 5 December 2011
New Zealand Golf has labelled the inaugural BMW New Zealand Open in Christchurch as an “incredible success.”
The governing body believes the return to Christchurch for the first time since 1985 has resulted in an excellent event at the Clearwater Golf Club, well supported by key ...
BMW NZ Open: Kennedy wins in sudden death - Sunday, 4 December 2011
Queensland professional Brad Kennedy grabbed the biggest win of his career when he made a clutch birdie putt on the first extra hole to win the BMW New Zealand Open in Christchurch today.
It was an unlikely victory for the overnight leader who trailled 2002 Open champion Craig Parry by two shots ...
BMW NZ Open: Kennedy charges ahead - Saturday, 3 December 2011
Brad Kennedy arrived at Clearwater as the highest ranked player and his quality came to the fore in the third round of the BMW New Zealand Open in Christchurch.
The Queensland professional, who is ranked 228 in the world, carded a four under 68 which included one of the shots of the tournament to...
BMW NZ Open Blog: Geary's time to shine - Saturday, 3 December 2011
It’s another hot day for the final round of the BMW NZ Open at the Clearwater Golf Club with the nor’ easterly breeze growing in strength as we wait for the final group to tee off at 1:45pm
Local golf fans are filtering through the gates this morning to see whether Josh Geary can end ...
BMW NZ Open: Geary shares lead after round two - Friday, 2 December 2011
Tauranga professional Josh Geary ground out an impressive four under par 68 in the blustery nor’ easterly wind to jump into a share of the lead at the BMW New Zealand Open after two rounds.
The 27-year-old, who was the leading kiwi at the 2010 New Zealand Open at The Hills, made six birdies...
BMW NZ Open: Six amateurs make the cut - Friday, 2 December 2011
An unprecedented six amateurs will contest the weekend’s final 36 holes in the BMW NZ Open at Clearwater Golf Club.
One Australian Jake Higginbottom will be joined by five kiwi amateurs and 66 professionals for the third round starting at 10am today.Higginbottom leads the way in a share of ...
BMW NZ Open: Kennedy and Cusdin share round one lead - Thursday, 1 December 2011
Little known Waikato professional Jim Cusdin defied the strengthening afternoon winds to claim a share of the lead in the first round at the BMW New Zealand Open in Christchurch.
He joined Queensland professional Brad Kennedy as joint round one leaders after firing four-under par 68s at the Clear...