Concord Golf Club, 17 – 20 March 2022

Final Results: 2014 Mazda NSW Open

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Final Results: 2014 Mazda NSW Open

Brown Survives Playoff to Claim Maiden Crown

Victorian Anthony Brown claimed the 2014 Mazda NSW Open Championship at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club in Sydney’s west after a two-hole playoff against New Zealand’s Josh Geary.

It was a week that was meant to be for the Victorian. Chasing his first title in almost ten years on tour, Brown aced the par-3 6th in the opening round en-route to a tidy but uneventful one under par 71.

Brown got going in the next two rounds, carding a sparkling 65 on the Friday before firing a three-under 69 on moving day.

As the field battled winds that gusted up to 60 km/h the final day, Brown, who began the day three shots off the lead, quietly went about his business. A birdie on the last saw Brown as the clubhouse leader after carding a three-under 69.

All he could then do was watch and wait as the challengers faltered.

Newcastle’s James Nitties looked the biggest threat; however, a bogey on the 16th saw his run come to an end.

Meanwhile, the Kiwi Geary looked unflappable, but after a stumble on 17, it took a gutsy birdie on the last to tie Brown at 14-under 274 at the end of regulation play.

The sudden death playoff over the 18th hole was a tight affair, with both players making birdie on their first trip back down the par-five.

The second time down, however, Brown made birdie to claim his first title on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

“It was a pretty tough week. It was stinking hot Friday, then today with this wind I am just relieved to be done,” the freshly crowned champion said.

“I came second in the Australian PGA Championship a few years ago. It’s about time I stood up and had a win. It feels great.”

“I knew if the wind came up it wouldn’t take an unbelievable round, it would just take a good solid round,” added Brown.

“I just had to keep on plugging, it was so tough, and it was hard to get the ball to hold on the green let alone hit it close.”

“I tried to stay patient and things seemed to flow.”

US Amateur champion Gunn Yang (KOR) finished fourth on 12-under and was leading amateur for the week.

Rounding out the top-5 was Rohan Blizard (NSW), Matthew Giles (NSW) and Michael Long (NZ) on 10-under278.

PosPlayerState/NatR1R2R3R4Tot+/-
1Anthony BrownVictoria Flag 71 65 69 69274 -14
2Josh Geary“New 66 68 68 72274 -14
3James Nitties“New 65 66 7173275 -13
4Gunn Yang (a)“South 69 69 66 72276 -12
5Rohan Blizard“New 70 70 69 69278 -10
5=Michael Long“New 68 68 72 70278 -10
5=Matthew Giles“New 70 68 68 72278 -10
8Daniel ValenteVictoria Flag 71 67 6675279 -9
9=Travis Smyth (a)“New 69 68 71 72280 -8
9=Aaron Pike“Qld 71 69 68 72280 -8
9=Andrew KellyVictoria Flag 68 70 6973280 -8
9=Ashley HallVictoria Flag 71 68 6873280 -8
13=Ryan LynchVictoria Flag 69 68 72 72281 -7
13=Jake StirlingVictoria Flag 69 72 68 72281 -7
13=Cameron Davis (a)“New73 69 67 72281 -7
13=Ben Campbell“New 6975 65 72281 -7
13=Matthew Millar“Australian 68 677373281 -7
18=Ewan Porter“New 72 71 72 67282 -6
18=Gavin Reed“West77 65 69 71282 -6
18=Michael Foster“West 71 71 68 72282 -6
18=Gavin Fairfax“Qld 71 70 6675282 -6
18=Nathan Green“New 67 68 7077282 -6
23=Andrew Evans“New 68 7273 70283 -5
23=Harrison Russell“New 69 69 7273283 -5
23=Ben Eccles (a)Victoria Flag73 66 6975283 -5
23=Chris GauntVictoria Flag 69 68 6977283 -5
27=Marcus Cain“Qld 697373 69284 -4
27=Ryan Haller“Qld 68 7273 71284 -4
27=Peter Lonard“New 69 697373284 -4
27=Grant Thomas“New 6876 6773284 -4
27=Benjamin Clementson“New 69 69 7274284 -4
27=Lincoln Tighe“New 71 69 6876284 -4
27=Justin Warren (a)“New 65 677478284 -4
34=Fraser Wilkin“New 71 7173 70285 -3
34=Jason King“New73 67 7273285 -3
34=Jim Cusdin“New 71 70 7173285 -3
34=Adam Crawford“Qld 71 71 6974285 -3
34=James Gibellini“Qld 68 70 7275285 -3
34=Steven JonesVictoria Flag 6476 6976285 -3
40=Tarquin MacManus“Qld73 6973 71286 -2
40=Daniel Fox“West 6776 72 71286 -2
40=Pieter Zwart“New 68 7076 72286 -2
40=Ryan O'Flaherty“New73 71 70 72286 -2
40=Kristopher MueckVictoria Flag 70 687573286 -2
40=Harrison Endycott (a)“New 69 72 7273286 -2
40=Peter Martin“Qld73 71 6676286 -2
47=Suguru Kugai (a)“Japan 72 677474287 -1
47=Peter WilsonVictoria Flag 72 71 7074287 -1
47=Richard Gallichan“New 72 68 7275287 -1
47=Bradley HughesVictoria Flag 69 71 7176287 -1
47=Peter Lee“New 71 71 6877287 -1
52=Charles Wright (a)Victoria Flag73 697373288 EVEN
52=Peter PoposkiVictoria Flag73 71 7173288 EVEN
52=Daniel Gale (a)“New 71 71 7274288 EVEN
52=Luke Whitbread“New 70 71 7275288 EVEN
52=Leigh McKechnie“New 72 67 7178288 EVEN
52=Dale Brandt-Richards (a)“New 71 69 6979288 EVEN
58=Jarrod Freeman (a)“New 71 7175 722891
58=Kieran Muir“New 69 7076742891
58=Simon Hawkes“New73 68 70782891
58=Daniel Pearce“New73 71 66792891
62=Wayne Perske“Qld73 7075 722902
62=Christopher ThornVictoria Flag73 71 71752902
62=William Flitcroft (a)“New74 70 71752902
62=Kota Kagasaki“Qld75 67 72762902
62=Andre Stolz“New 72 69 71782902
67Kim Felton“West74 6874762924
68Mitch Davis“New 71 7275762946
69Mitchell Brown“New76 6875762957
70Nick Cochrane (a)“New75 69797629911
Players who failed to make the cut
71=Mitchell A. Brown“New76 691451
71=Blake McGrory“Qld 72731451
71=Anthony HoustonVictoria Flag75 701451
71=Kevin ConlongVictoria Flag 72731451
71=Jamie Hook“New 72731451
71=Nathan Mann (a)“New 71741451
71=Clayton Bridges“New75 701451
71=Ben FordVictoria Flag73 721451
71=Corey Jones (a)“New73 721451
71=David Micheluzzi (a)Victoria Flag75 701451
81=Troy Cox“New76 701462
81=Callan O'Reilly“New 70761462
81=Troy Moses (a)“New73731462
81=Mark McFadden (a)“New73731462
85=Ben Russell“New 71761473
85=Paul Maiolo“New 72751473
87=David Klein“New73751484
87=Jackson Bugdalski (a)“New74741484
87=Blake Windred (a)“New73751484
87=Mitchell Gannon (a)“New76 721484
87=Daniel GriffinVictoria Flag78 701484
87=James Betts“New 68801484
87=R.J. Caracella“Qld 71771484
94=Neil Sarkies“New79 701495
94=Sven Puymbroeck“New80 691495
94=Rika Batibasaga“Qld77 721495
94=Josh Knott (a)“New73761495
98=Peter Welden“New77731506
98=Alex Edge“New76741506
98=Ricky Kato (a)“New76741506
98=Martin Dive“New74761506
98=Dakila Falcon“New73771506
98=Josh Armstrong (a)“Australian77731506
98=Jacob Rennie“New74761506
98=Jordan Zunic (a)“New78 721506
98=Dylan Perry (a)“New76741506
107=Tim Hart“Qld78731517
107=Alex Henderson (a)“New79 721517
107=Josh Cabban (a)“New77741517
107=Angus Radford (a)“New78731517
111=Andrius Belkus“New78741528
111=David Randall (a)“New79731528
111=Nathan Park“New74781528
114=Corey Wittenberg (a)“New77761539
114=Dale Williamson (a)“New79741539
114=Andrew Kirkman (a)“New 69841539
117=Will Barnett (a)“New767815410
117=Brendan Smith“New787615410
117=James Grierson (a)“New767815410
120=Brayden Petersen (a)“New807515511
120=Jason Hatton“Qld777815511
122=David McKendrickVictoria Flag768015612
122=Mitchell Norbis (a)“New768015612
122=Jaques Neilson (a)“New807615612
122=Todd Ostler (a)“New827415612
126=Darren Burger“New827515713
126=Joel Shields (a)“New768115713
128Sam Newbrun“New778115814
129Jack Carmichael (a)“New847616016
130Nammchul Kim (a)“New828116319
131Matthew Wittenberg (a)“New838116420
132Daniel Bringolf“New80DSQDSQ
133Adam Blyth“QldRTDRTD