Date: September 14, 2016
Author: Dave Tease

Gibson added to NSW Open field

US PGA Tour member Rhein Gibson has joined the list of entrants for this year’s NSW Open being played at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club from the 10th to 13th November.

Gibson who hails from Lismore on the Far North Coast turned professional in 2010. He holds the Guinness World record for the lowest ever round of golf, a 16-under par 55. He secured his US PGA Tour card for 2016 after finishing tied 4th in the web.com Tour Championship and tied for 8th at last year’s Emirates Australian Open.

The addition of the talented 30-year old bolsters an already strong field for the first ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia tier one event for the 2016 Australian Summer of Golf.

Joining him is a stellar list of professionals who have already won on the Australasian Tour this year, including Jordan Zunic (NT PGA), Michael Long (VIC Open), Stephen Dartnall (WA PGA) Brad Moules (PNG Open) and Germany’s David Klein, who won the QLD PGA in March.

Tournament organiser Graeme Phillipson is thrilled with how the field is shaping up. “The quality of golfers who have entered means it’s going to be one of our best Opens for a long, long time,”

“Golf fans in Western Sydney will be out in force to see these guys play, that’s for certain,” he added.

In addition to the entries of Gibson and some of Australian golf’s best professionals, entries have arrived from China, Fiji, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.

“We can expect even more interest in the event as it gets closer,” Phillipson said.