21-year-old Australian Zach Murray clinched the 100th New Zealand Open title with a total score of 21-under 266 at The Hills and Millbrook Resort. He is first wire-to-wire winner of the tournament since Kiwi Sir Bob Charles in 1953.
Murray, who led at the end of each of the first three rounds, fired a final round four-under 68 at The Hills in Arrowtown to finish 21-under the card, two shots clear of second-placed Geary and Australian Ashley Hall.
This also marked for his maiden professional win and he will be receiving a whopping $225,000 for his efforts, cool for the first time?
Ajeetesh Sandhu with his rounds of 69, 71, 70 & 66 stood T-27 with a total score of 11-under 276 with Daniel Gale, Daisuke Kataoka, Jang Hyun Lee, Poom Saksansin and
Chikkarangappa S. who recently tasted victory at the PGTI’s maiden tournament of 2019 back home in Hyderabad stood T-29 here with a total score of 10-under 277.
Shiv Kapur was the third and the final Indian to make the cut at the 100th New Zealand Open. Kapur enjoyed the place even before the tournament started, as he got chance to play cricket with New Zealand cricket legends Stephen Fleming and Brendon McCullum. What’s even more interesting he opened his teams batting line-up with Baaz (McCullum) before getting run out for 2.
Kapur stood T-33 with his total score of 9-under 278 along with Ben Campbell and Michael Wright.