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Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened – 1996
Course Designer – PETER HARRADINE
Special Features - WATER IS A BIG FACTOR ON A LOT OF HOLES. PAR 3’S ARE GOOD AND VERY TOUGH.
General Playability - COURSE DOES NOT PLAY THAT LONG UNLESS WIND BLOWS BUT IT IS NORMALLY A FACTOR HERE.
Undulating/Flat – AVERAGE , SOME UNDULATION
Treelined/exposed - EXPOSED
Many / few water hazards - WATER COMES INTO PLAY ON 3, 8, 9, 13, 15 AND 18
Changes to the Course – NO CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR

Greens
Type of grass - TIFF GREEN BERMUDA OVERSEEDED WITH POA TRIVIALIS
Height of cut - 2.5mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.6
Any specific comments – SPEED CONTROLLED TO ALLOW FOR EXPECTED HIGH WINDS

Fairways
Type of grass – TIFFWAY BERMUDA 419
Height of cut – 10mm
General width and contouring – AVERAGE
Any specific comments - NONE

Tees
Type of grass – TIFFWAY BERMUDA 419
Height of cut - 6mm

Collars
Type of grass - TIFFWAY BERMUDA 419
Height of cut – 6mm

Rough
Type of grass – TIFFWAY BERMUDA 419/ RYE GRASS
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 2mm WIDE AT 25mm
Intermediate – Height of cut – 2mm WIDE AT 50mm
Rough - Height of cut – MAINTAINED ROUGH AT 90MM
Any specific comments – NOT AS STRONG AS PREVIOUS YEARS DUE TO UNUSALLY HIGH TEMPERATURES THROUGH WINTER MONTHS.

Weather
In advance – THE LAST WEEK OR SO HAS BEEN QUITE COOL AND WINDY.
Forecast for tournament – MAINLY FINE WITH MODERATE WINDS PERHAPS BECOMING STRONG AT THE WEEKEND.

Other Features
NATURAL ROCK IS A MAIN FEATURE ON T

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1STENSON, HenrikSWE18-15
2BROADHURST, PaulENG18-12
3FICHARDT, DarrenRSA18-11
T4DOUGHERTY, NickENG18-9
T4GONZALEZ, RicardoARG18-9
T4FASTH, NiclasSWE18-9
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