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SA Qualifiers off to Play 9 at the Emirates Australian Open

The South Australian, Play 9 qualifying competition was held at North Adelaide Golf Course on Wednesday 4th October.

Play 9 - is an Australian golf industry initiative, to promote nine-hole golf this upcoming summer.

Its centrepiece is a chance to Play 9 at the 2017 Emirates Australian Open on Sat 25 Nov at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.

54 players teed it up in the afternoon stableford qualifying event, across four categories, playing the front nine holes on the South Course.

The event was open to any member of a South Australian club affiliated with Golf SA who holds a GA handicap and was aged 18 years or over.

The following four players qualified to represent South Australia and Play 9 at the 2017 Emirates Australian Open:

Country Men’s Winner
Country Men’s Winner - Ben Flavel (Mount Compass GC) - 19 Points

Country Women’s Winner
Country Women’s Winner - Wayne Best (Willunga GC) - 17 points


Metropolitan Men’s Winner
Metropolitan Men’s Winner - Ben Hopkins (The Vines of Reynella GC) - 21 points


Metropolitan Women’s Winner
Metropolitan Women’s Winner - Sharyn Booth (Royal Adelaide GC) - 20 points

Prize includes;
·       Entry into the 2017 Emirates Australian Open Play 9 National Final Sat evening after Rd 3; Playing in a 9 hole Individual and Teams Stableford Event
·       return economy air travel to Sydney,
·       two nights accommodation (Fri & Sat nights),
·       transfers and all meals in Sydney;
·       a weekend pass to the 2017 Emirates Australian Open as guests of Golf Australia;
·       attendance at the Play 9 presentation cocktail party and more

Leaderboards and Results with winners list > click here

Benefits of 9-hole golf

Nine-hole cards can now be submitted for handicap purposes, so it’s a great way to keep your skills sharp and your handicap up-to-date.

It’s also fast, fun and fits into busy lives – whether it’s early in the morning, after work, at weekends or even on holiday.

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