Sunday, November 19, 2017

Scrivener's first win as pro .... six-shot 

triumph in NSW Open
Jason Scrivener has broken through for his first Professional victory after pulling away from the field to win the 2017 NSW Open by the resounding margin of six strokes at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club.
West Australian Scrivener teed off in the final group of the day with a one-shot lead over Victorian Lucas Herbert and Queenslander Daniel Nisbet but streaked away to win easily  after a round of 6-under par 65. He finished the tournament 24-under the card at 264.
It’s a landmark win for the 28-year-old who has been on the verge of his first professional win in the past, he’s had three top-5 finishes on the tough European Tour this year alone, including a fourth place finish in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.
Despite his dominant win, Scrivener said it was tougher than it looked on the leaderboard.
“It feels pretty good, I think it looked a lot easier than what it was; it’s hard work to win,” Scrivener said.
“After the 16th hole I figured I’d probably have to do something drastically wrong to not win. It was a weird feeling those last couple of holes because the first 16 were just brutal.
“Even though I was playing nicely, you never know especially around here, there’s bogeys and doubles to be made as well.”
The West Australian said the win gives him confidence in getting the job done should he find himself in this position again.
“I’ve come close before and just haven’t got across the line; it’s just nice to play that well under pressure so I’ll definitely put that in the memory bank.
“I’m stoked. I’ve been working really hard the last few years and been patient with everything I’ve done.”
Lucas Herbert finished second on hiw own, signing off with a birdie on the 18th for a 70 and a total of 270, 18-under.
2015 NSW Open Champion Ben Eccles (Victoria) camet third with a 71 for 272
Chris Crabtree (Queensland) (68-274)  and Blake Windred (New South Wales) (65-274) were joint fourth  and were also the highest finishing amateurs, finishing 16-under par.

For his win, Scrivener picks up AU$72,000.00 and moves to fif th on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit.

Scots Gavin Hay from Grantown on Spey and Aberdeen-born, Australia-based Michael Sim finished down the field at T53 and T60 respectively despite having sub-par 72-hole aggregates. Hay scored 69, 72, 73 and 70 for four-under 284 while Sim totalled two-under 286 with rounds of 67 76 74 and 69.

The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia now travels to The Australian Golf Club for the 2017 Emirates Australian Open, 23 - 26 November.

For ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit rankings please visit

Par 288 (4x72)
264 Jason Scrivener 64 69 66 65
270 Lucas Herbert 66 67 67 70
272 Ben Eccles 68 64 69 71
274 Blake Winfield (amateur) 70 66 73 655m Chris Crabtree (amateur) 71 68 67 68
275 Kramer Hickok (USA) 66 66 75 68

284 Gavin Hay 69 72 73 70 (T53)
286 Michael Sim 67 76 74 69 (T60)




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