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Final Results: 2016 NSW Open

Blyth busts down the door for biggest career win

HE bled at times, and his former caddy girlfriend worried, but Adam Blyth captured the biggest title of his career with a gritty fourth round in the NSW Open at Stonecutter Ridge this afternoon.

Battling winds above 40km/h, a bushfire burning in the distance, and the weight of expectation after taking a four-shot lead into the final round, Blyth composed himself on the back nine to win in front his family and girlfriend.

He also picks up the biggest pay cheque of his career ($72,000) with his second title of the year after taking out the South Pacific Open in September.

With birdies on his opening two holes, Blyth seemed destined to turn it into an afternoon stroll. But when he reached the windward holes of three, five, six, seven, eight and nine, his wedge game deserted him. He turned the front nine in 40, but his challengers failed to capitalise. Both Peter Wilson (1 over) and Rhein Gibson (even) in the final group had chances to pressure for the lead, but also struggled into the wind.

Leading amateur Brett Coletta’s attempt to break a 30-year-old record – winning both the Qld and NSW Open in the same year – was almost realised, as the Victorian turned the front nine three-under, and kept the birdies coming on the back nine. Unfortunately he ran out of holes. 

Wonderful challenges came from Wade Ormsby and Brett Coletta. Ormsby came from nowhere on the final day, shooting an eight-under round only matched by veteran Stephen Leaney and Victorian Lucas Herbert who both shot 64. Ormsby’s round included an eagle and eight birdies, with two bogeys on the back nine the only blemishes on his round. 

Of the amateurs, Penrith teenager Josh Gadd found the few birdies that eluded him yesterday with a three-under round to finish his first pro tournament at -12 and tied for 32nd.

Apart from Coletta, who challenged the leaders, other notable amateur performances came from Austin Bautista who shot his best round of the week, a six-under 66 that left him in a tie for 19th, with all four rounds under par.

Scottish, 21-year-old, Connor Syme was steady in an event he had a chance of winning, at even par throughout the final round to finish at -15 and in a share of 13th. He’ll be disappointed after playing himself into the final two groups this weekend, but has plenty of excellent opportunities ahead.

PosPlayerState/NatR1R2R3R4Tot+/-
1Adam BlythQLD 65 63 66 71265 -23
Brett Coletta (am)Victoria Flag 62 72 67 67268 -20
Jarryd FeltonWA 68 67 66 67268 -20
4Wade OrmsbySA 68 68 69 64269 -19
Rhein GibsonNSW 65 68 66 70269 -19
6Stephen LeaneyWA 69 67 71 64271 -17
Rory BourkeVictoria Flag 63 69 69 70271 -17
8Lucas HerbertVictoria Flag 68 6773 64272 -16
Jake HigginbottomNSW 65 69 72 66272 -16
Tae KohNZL 69 66 71 66272 -16
Chris GauntVictoria Flag 65 70 70 67272 -16
Andrew DodtQLD 69 67 66 70272 -16
Peter WilsonVictoria Flag 65 66 6774272 -16
14David BransdonVictoria Flag 63 71 70 69273 -15
Aron PriceNSW 68 66 70 69273 -15
Geoff DrakefordVictoria Flag 68 67 69 69273 -15
Kevin Yuan (am)NSW 70 66 68 69273 -15
Jason ScrivenerWA 66 66 71 70273 -15
Matthew MillarACT 64 66 72 71273 -15
20Austin Bautista (am)NSW 68 69 71 66274 -14
Matthew GilesNSW 68 68 70 68274 -14
Peter LonardNSW 68 69 68 69274 -14
Ryan LynchVictoria Flag 68 70 67 69274 -14
Jamie HookNSW 69 68 66 71274 -14
Jason NorrisSA 70 66 66 72274 -14
Connor Syme (am)SCO 69 68 6473274 -14
Ryan HallerQLD 65 69 6674274 -14
28Benjamin ClementsonNSW 64 6976 66275 -13
Daniel NisbetQLD 70 66 71 68275 -13
Michael SimWA 70 66 70 69275 -13
Peter FowlerNSW 72 63 70 70275 -13
Robert AllenbyVictoria Flag 70 68 66 71275 -13
33Max McCardleSA 72 67 72 65276 -12
Nick O'HernWA 67 71 70 68276 -12
Tim HartQLD 70 68 70 68276 -12
Travis Smyth (am)NSW 70 68 70 68276 -12
Neven BasicNSW 71 68 69 68276 -12
Joshua Gadd (am)NSW 70 66 71 69276 -12
Anthony BrownVictoria Flag 65 70 70 71276 -12
40Jimmy GunnSCO 667373 65277 -11
Adam StephensNSW 66 7174 66277 -11
Ryan Chisnall (am)NZL 69 70 72 66277 -11
Peter O'MalleyNSW 69 70 71 67277 -11
Nirun Sae-UengTHA 70 68 68 71277 -11
Aaron WilkinQLD 66 69 6973277 -11
Timothy WoodVictoria Flag 69 67 6873277 -11
Darren BeckNSW 67 71 6673277 -11
Jarrod LyleVictoria Flag 69 69 6574277 -11
49Edward StedmanNSW 72 67 71 68278 -10
Deyen LawsonVictoria Flag 64 70 7074278 -10
Brad MoulesSA 67 69 6874278 -10
52Sam LeeFIJ 72 6573 69279 -9
Aaron PikeQLD 67 7073 69279 -9
Ryan DillonUSA 68 69 70 72279 -9
Gareth PaddisonNZL 68 67 6876279 -9
56Christopher AkersNSW 68 68 72 72280 -8
David McKenzieVictoria Flag 68 68 7173280 -8
Anthony SummersNSW 70 68 6874280 -8
Troy MosesNSW 67 69 6876280 -8
60Tyler HodgeNZL 67 7175 68281 -7
Rohan BlizardNSW 67 72 72 70281 -7
Lucas Higgins (am)QLD 71 6673 71281 -7
63Steven JeffressNSW 71 65 7076282 -6
Luke Toomey (am)NZL 65 71 7076282 -6
Blake Windred (am)NSW 67 70 6976282 -6
Anthony HoustonVictoria Flag 6474 6678282 -6
67Callan O'ReillyNSW 71 6675 71283 -5
Daniel PopovicVictoria Flag 66 697573283 -5
Matthew GuyattQLD 65 71 7077283 -5
70Jason KingNSW 68 7175 72286 -2
71Thomas Holz (am)NSW 68 717673288 EVEN
72Scott ArnoldNSW 72 6781 692891
73Lindsay WilsonNSW 65 7279742902
Ben Dunn (am)NSW 71 6874772902
75Nathan BuzimkicVictoria Flag 67 7177812968

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