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Final Results: 2015 NSW Open

Amateur Eccles Beats The Pros At Their Own Game

Victorian amateur Ben Eccles beat the pros at their own game to claim the 2015 NSW Open, securing the title in a week of challenging weather conditions at the Stonecutters Ridge course in western Sydney. 

Eccles opened the tournament with a blistering round of 64 and followed it up with rounds of 67 & 66 to grab an almost unassailable lead. 

He cruised to victory with a final-round even-par 72โ€”his 19-under-par total enough to seal a three-shot victory from Rohan Blizard and Matthew Millar. Veteran Peter Lonard finished tied fourth at 15-under.

Western Australian Rick Kulacz was the last amateur to win the NSW Prior to Eccles. On the PGA Tour of Australasia Newcastle’s Jake Higginbottom made history in 2012 when he became the first amateur since 1956 to win the New Zealand Open.

British Born Eccles won the NSW Amateur Championship in 2013, joining a select list of players in the sport’s modern era who have won the NSW State Double.

PosPlayerState/NatR1R2R3R4Tot+/-
1Ben Eccles (a)Victoria Flag 64 67 66 72269 -19
2=Rohan BlizardNSW 696273 68272 -16
2=Matthew MillarACT 67 67 68 70272 -16
4=Tim HartQLD 65 68 72 68273 -15
4=Jared PenderNZL 72 65 68 68273 -15
4=Tom BondSA 67 71 67 68273 -15
4=Daniel FoxWA 66 67 71 69273 -15
4=Peter LonardNSW 68 67 66 72273 -15
9=Troy CoxNSW 66 71 69 68274 -14
9=Mitchell A. BrownNSW 68 68 68 70274 -14
9=Aaron WilkinQLD 6962 71 72274 -14
12=David KleinGER 69 69 68 69275 -13
12=Clayton BridgesNSW 66 68 6774275 -13
14=Aaron TownsendNSW 71 69 68 68276 -12
14=Deyen LawsonVictoria Flag 69 70 69 68276 -12
16=Ryan HallerQLD 70 68 69 70277 -11
16=Jordan ZunicNSW 69 69 69 70277 -11
18=Alex HawleyNSW 67 6775 69278 -10
18=Matt JagerWA 68 70 70 70278 -10
18=Dale Brandt-Richards (am)NSW 72 69 66 71278 -10
18=Darren BeckNSW 64 6974 71278 -10
18=Brett RankinQLD 71 65 71 71278 -10
18=Jarryd FeltonWA 67 70 70 71278 -10
18=Daniel Gale (am)NSW 65 70 71 72278 -10
25=Isaac Noh (am)NSW 67 7173 68279 -9
25=Michael ChoiVictoria Flag 70 69 70 70279 -9
25=Scott LaycockVictoria Flag 66 72 70 71279 -9
25=Daniel NisbetQLD 70 68 6675279 -9
29=Patrick Wilson (a)NSW 69 6778 66280 -8
29=Damien JordanQLD 67 6975 69280 -8
29=Nathan GreenNSW 6773 70 70280 -8
29=Jason Hong (am)NSW 69 72 68 71280 -8
29=Ewan PorterNSW 65 7073 72280 -8
29=Anthony SummersNSW 68 72 68 72280 -8
29=Troy Moses (am)NSW 67 6873 72280 -8
29=Daniel PearceNZL 70 70 6773280 -8
29=Chris GauntVictoria Flag 67 667374280 -8
29=Andrew MartinVictoria Flag 70 68 6577280 -8
39=Ben WhartonVictoria Flag 66 70 7273281 -7
39=Neven BasicNSW 69 68 6876281 -7
41=Andrew EvansNSW 72 69 71 70282 -6
41=Harrison Endycott (am)NSW 69 6973 71282 -6
41=Callan O'ReillyNSW 67 667673282 -6
41=Tae Koh (a)NZL 65 72 7075282 -6
45=Steve ConranNSW 69 7073 71283 -5
45=Christopher WoodQLD 71 68 72 72283 -5
45=Gavin FlintQLD 69 6973 72283 -5
45=Edward StedmanNSW 68 69 7076283 -5
49=Josh CabbanNSW 677375 69284 -4
49=James Grierson (am)NSW 69 71 72 72284 -4
49=Sam LeeFIJ 71 70 7073284 -4
49=Adam StephensNSW 71 69 7074284 -4
53Jihoon KimKOR 70 6776 72285 -3
54=Andrew KirkmanNSW 69 7075 72286 -2
54=Hayden BeardNZL 6475 7275286 -2
56=Anthony HoustonVictoria Flag73 6775 72287 -1
56=Dale Williamson (am)NSW 67747373287 -1
56=Luke HumphriesNSW 69 707474287 -1
56=Travis Smyth (am)NSW 68 707376287 -1
56=Grant BinnsNSW 71 68 6979287 -1
61Martin DiveNSW73 677474288 EVEN
62=Simon HawkesTASMANIA FLAG ICON 70 7175742902
62=Kieran MuirNZL 68 7275752902
64Mitchell Venables (am)NSW74 6776762935
65Nathan MannNSW 70 7176772946
Players below failed to make the cut
66=Taylor CooperNSW 72 70142 -2
66=Andrew Tharle (am)NSW 71 71142 -2
66=Leigh McKechnieNSW 6973142 -2
66=Jamie HookNSW 71 71142 -2
66=Brayden Petersen (am)NSW 72 70142 -2
66=Marcus CainQLD 70 72142 -2
66=Matthew Wittenburg (am)NSW77 65142 -2
66=Mitch DavisNSW74 68142 -2
66=Michael LongNZL 72 70142 -2
66=Timothy WoodVictoria Flag 71 71142 -2
66=Christopher ThornVictoria Flag 6775142 -2
77=Charles WrightVictoria Flag73 70143 -1
77=Mitchell Gannon (am)NSW75 68143 -1
77=Daniel HoeveWA74 69143 -1
77=Joshua Munn (a)NZL 6974143 -1
77=Anthony BrownVictoria Flag 71 72143 -1
77=Brad ShiltonNZL 6875143 -1
77=Alexander PittyNSW73 70143 -1
84=Benjamin ClementsonNSW 7074144 EVEN
84=Josh Armstrong (am)ACT 7074144 EVEN
84=Joshua IngramNSW 7173144 EVEN
84=Jordan MullaneyNSW 6777144 EVEN
88=Jack Sullivan (a)QLD 70751451
88=Logan Toms (am)NSW74 711451
88=Jason ChellewWA73 721451
88=Byungwook SongKOR74 711451
88=Toby Walker (am)Victoria Flag 70751451
88=Tim SayersNSW76 691451
88=Ben BreckenridgeNSW74 711451
88=Lachlan WallQLD 69761451
88=Lindsay WilsonNSW73 721451
88=Daniel McGrawQLD74 711451
88=Oliver Roberts (am)HKG 72731451
88=Ryan LynchVictoria Flag74 711451
88=Todd IfflandNSW73 721451
88=Jack McLeod (am)NSW73 721451
88=Genki Tamashiro (am)JPN 71741451
88=Jordan Garner (am)NSW 70751451
104=Martin PettigrewNZL73731462
104=Nam Chul Kim (am)NSW 70761462
104=Toby Williams (am)NSW 72741462
104=Andy Chu (am)NSW75 711462
104=Jason PaveseNSW74 721462
109=Shoya Ushijima (am)JPN 72751473
109=Jake NagleNSW 70771473
109=Cameron Haines (am)NSW 70771473
109=Thomas Holz (am)NSW 71761473
113=David AbbottNSW 72761484
113=Alex EdgeNSW 71771484
113=Ben PedersenNSW74741484
113=Harry BatemanNZL73751484
113=James Conran (am)NSW 69791484
113=Josh WhitehouseNSW73751484
113=Hiroaki Abe (am)JPN76 721484
120=Glen HaynesENG77 721495
120=Michael MooreVictoria Flag73761495
122=Mitchell BrownNSW75751506
122=Jonathon HolderQLD75751506
122=Liam Gransden (am)NSW73771506
122=Nick GillespieNZL76741506
122=William FlitcroftNSW73771506
127Mitchell Norbis (am)NSW73781517
128=Sung Yong ParkQLD74781528
128=Reece Oliver (am)NSW73791528
130=Andrew Fiorenza (am)NSW75781539
130=Steven Donnelly (am)NSW 70831539
130=Bradley Doherty (am)NSW75781539
133Matthew StiegerNSW85 6915410
134Luke WhitbreadNSW758015511
135=Luke Streater (am)NSW787815612
135=Gregory RodgersNSW777915612
135=Ben Rollo (am)NSW827415612
138=Young Park (am)NSW778015713
138=Kevin SeoKOR787915713
138=William SeoKOR807715713
141Michael SmythNSW808016016
142Justin Field (am)NSW857716218

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