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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 very strong
General Playability - Course does not play that long unless wind blows but it is normally a factor here.
Undulating/ flat - Average, some undulation.
Tree lined/exposed - Exposed
Many / few water hazards - Water comes into play on 3, 8, 9, 13, 15 and 18
Changes to the course - N/A

Greens
Type of grass - Bermuda 328 over seeded with Poa Trivialis
Height of cut - 2.5mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.8’
Any specific comments – Speed maybe controlled to allow for any forecast high winds on these very exposed greens.

Fairways
Type of grass – Bermuda 419 over seeded with Rye blend
Height of cut – 10mm
General width and contouring – Average with a fair number of dog legs.
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass –  Bermuda 419 over seeded with Rye blend
Height of cut - 6mm
Any specific comments -

Collars
Type of grass - Bermuda 419 over seeded with Rye blend
Height of cut – 6mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Kentucky bluegrass/Fescue/Ryegrass
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 2m wide at 25mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 2M wide at 50mm
Rough - Height of cut – Maintained rough at 90mm
Any specific comments – Due to one of the coldest winters on record (frost for the first time) the rough has not developed to its normal strength so will not present that much of a penalty.

Weather
In advance – The weather has been extremely cold over the winter and in the last few weeks there has been a reasonable amount of rain
Forecast for tournament – Moderate NW winds with mostly overcast/showery weather but occasionally fine - max temps about 23 degrees – minimum 12 degrees.

Other Features
Natural rock is a main feature on the back nine.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1SCOTT, AdamAUS18-20
2STENSON, HenrikSWE18-17
3SCHWARTZEL, CharlRSA18-15
4EDFORS, JohanSWE18-14
5WESTWOOD, LeeENG18-13
6MONTGOMERIE, ColinSCO18-11
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