QUEENSLAND OPEN WILL RETURN TO PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA IN 2013

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PGA Tour of Australasia - Media Release
Tuesday 18th December, 2012 
QLD Open returns to PGA Tour schedule 
The Queensland Open will return to the PGA Tour of Australasia schedule in 
2013, it was announced today. 
With Isuzu as the naming rights sponsor for the next three years, the 
Queensland Open will be played from 22 to 25 August 2013 at the Brookwater Golf 
and Country Club. 
The tournament will carry Official World Golf Ranking points in addition to the 
$110,000 prize purse. 
"Throughout the years the sunshine state has produced some of our country's 
best international golfers, all of whom started out playing in events such as 
the Queensland Open," said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia. 
"The Queensland Open will be the third PGA Tour of Australasia tournament 
contested in Queensland, and we look forward to working alongside Golf 
Queensland in the coming months and years." 
Golf Queensland chair Peter Castrisos said it was pleasing to have the 
Queensland Open back on the calendar after last being played in 2007 where 
Queenslander Ryan Haller emerged victorious. 
"Without sponsors such as Isuzu, events of this calibre open to Professionals 
and amateurs would not be possible," Mr Castrisos said. 
"The Isuzu Queensland Open will give a fantastic opportunity for our top 
amateur golfers to qualify and then compete against the PGA professionals in a 
72 hole championship event." 
Ranked number one in the state following the release of Golf Australia 
magazine's best 50 courses, Brookwater Golf and Country Club will ensure the 
golfers are set a challenge in vying for the $110,000 prizemoney on offer. 
The host venue is also one of the key supporters of the event through their 
Partner Sponsorship commitment. 
Mr Castrisos said the Queensland Open has been a key tournament for many 
top-ranked professional players since 1925. 
"Golfers including Norman Von Nida, Greg Norman, Ian Baker-Finch, Peter Senior 
and Stewart Appleby, who was an amateur when he won in 1991, have their names 
etched on the TB Hunter Cup," he said. 
Recent Emirates Australian Open and past Queensland Open winner Peter Senior 
said the tournament provides a fantastic opportunity for young and up and 
coming players to experience a championship at this level. 
"The Queensland tournament has a rich history and it is encouraging to see it 
back on the PGA Tour of Australasia schedule in 2013."
 
 
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