Sport

Queensland Open to tee off again at Brookwater next year

Queenslander Ryan Haller.
Queenslander Ryan Haller. Chris Ison

THE QUEENSLAND Open is set to return to Brookwater next August.

Part of the PGA Tour of Australasia, the tournament will carry official ranking points for golfers and see a purse of $110,000 on offer.

A deal with naming sponsors Isuzu will see the tournament held at the prestigious course for the next three years.

Golf Queensland chair Peter Castrisos said he was pleased to have the state's premier event back on the calendar after a five-year absence.

It was last held in 2007 when it was won by Queenslander Ryan Haller.

"The Isuzu Queensland Open will give a fantastic opportunity for our top amateur golfers to qualify and compete against the PGA professionals in a 72-hole championship event," he said.

The return of the Queensland Open will see the tour's finest golfers competing on Queensland's top-rated golf course.

Brookwater Golf and Country Club was ranked number one in the state by Golf Australia.

Castrisos said since 1925 the Queensland Open has been a key tournament for many top-ranked professional players.

"Golfers, including Norman Von Nida, Greg Norman, Ian Baker-Finch, Peter Senior and Stewart Appleby, who was an amateur when he won in 1991, have their names etched on the TB Hunter Cup," he said.

Past Queensland Open winner Peter Senior said the tournament would provide an opportunity for young and up-and-coming players to experience a championship at this level.

"The Queensland tournament has a rich history and it is encouraging to see it back on the PGA Tour of Australasia schedule in 2013," he said.

PGA of Australia CEO Brian Thorburn said the return of the Open would see top-flight golf return to Ipswich.

"The Sunshine State has produced some of our country's best international golfers, all of whom started out playing in events such as the Queensland Open," he said.

The Queensland Open will be played from August 22-25 next year.

Topics:  brookwater golf and country club queensland open queensland open (golf)



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