Concord Golf Club, 17 – 20 March 2022

Final Results: 2016 NSW Open

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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 Blyth“Qld 65 63 66 71265 -23
Brett Coletta (am)Victoria Flag 62 72 67 67268 -20
Jarryd Felton“West 68 67 66 67268 -20
4Wade Ormsby“Sth 68 68 69 64269 -19
Rhein Gibson“New 65 68 66 70269 -19
6Stephen Leaney“West 69 67 71 64271 -17
Rory BourkeVictoria Flag 63 69 69 70271 -17
8Lucas HerbertVictoria Flag 68 6773 64272 -16
Jake Higginbottom“New 65 69 72 66272 -16
Tae Koh“New 69 66 71 66272 -16
Chris GauntVictoria Flag 65 70 70 67272 -16
Andrew Dodt“Qld 69 67 66 70272 -16
Peter WilsonVictoria Flag 65 66 6774272 -16
14David BransdonVictoria Flag 63 71 70 69273 -15
Aron Price“New 68 66 70 69273 -15
Geoff DrakefordVictoria Flag 68 67 69 69273 -15
Kevin Yuan (am)“New 70 66 68 69273 -15
Jason Scrivener“West 66 66 71 70273 -15
Matthew Millar“Australian 64 66 72 71273 -15
20Austin Bautista (am)“New 68 69 71 66274 -14
Matthew Giles“New 68 68 70 68274 -14
Peter Lonard“New 68 69 68 69274 -14
Ryan LynchVictoria Flag 68 70 67 69274 -14
Jamie Hook“New 69 68 66 71274 -14
Jason Norris“Sth 70 66 66 72274 -14
Connor Syme (am)“iScotland 69 68 6473274 -14
Ryan Haller“Qld 65 69 6674274 -14
28Benjamin Clementson“New 64 6976 66275 -13
Daniel Nisbet“Qld 70 66 71 68275 -13
Michael Sim“West 70 66 70 69275 -13
Peter Fowler“New 72 63 70 70275 -13
Robert AllenbyVictoria Flag 70 68 66 71275 -13
33Max McCardle“Sth 72 67 72 65276 -12
Nick O'Hern“West 67 71 70 68276 -12
Tim Hart“Qld 70 68 70 68276 -12
Travis Smyth (am)“New 70 68 70 68276 -12
Neven Basic“New 71 68 69 68276 -12
Joshua Gadd (am)“New 70 66 71 69276 -12
Anthony BrownVictoria Flag 65 70 70 71276 -12
40Jimmy Gunn“iScotland 667373 65277 -11
Adam Stephens“New 66 7174 66277 -11
Ryan Chisnall (am)“New 69 70 72 66277 -11
Peter O'Malley“New 69 70 71 67277 -11
Nirun Sae-Ueng“Thai 70 68 68 71277 -11
Aaron Wilkin“Qld 66 69 6973277 -11
Timothy WoodVictoria Flag 69 67 6873277 -11
Darren Beck“New 67 71 6673277 -11
Jarrod LyleVictoria Flag 69 69 6574277 -11
49Edward Stedman“New 72 67 71 68278 -10
Deyen LawsonVictoria Flag 64 70 7074278 -10
Brad Moules“Sth 67 69 6874278 -10
52Sam Lee“Fiji 72 6573 69279 -9
Aaron Pike“Qld 67 7073 69279 -9
Ryan Dillon“US 68 69 70 72279 -9
Gareth Paddison“New 68 67 6876279 -9
56Christopher Akers“New 68 68 72 72280 -8
David McKenzieVictoria Flag 68 68 7173280 -8
Anthony Summers“New 70 68 6874280 -8
Troy Moses“New 67 69 6876280 -8
60Tyler Hodge“New 67 7175 68281 -7
Rohan Blizard“New 67 72 72 70281 -7
Lucas Higgins (am)“Qld 71 6673 71281 -7
63Steven Jeffress“New 71 65 7076282 -6
Luke Toomey (am)“New 65 71 7076282 -6
Blake Windred (am)“New 67 70 6976282 -6
Anthony HoustonVictoria Flag 6474 6678282 -6
67Callan O'Reilly“New 71 6675 71283 -5
Daniel PopovicVictoria Flag 66 697573283 -5
Matthew Guyatt“Qld 65 71 7077283 -5
70Jason King“New 68 7175 72286 -2
71Thomas Holz (am)“New 68 717673288 EVEN
72Scott Arnold“New 72 6781 692891
73Lindsay Wilson“New 65 7279742902
Ben Dunn (am)“New 71 6874772902
75Nathan BuzimkicVictoria Flag 67 7177812968