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US PGA Tour regular Nick O’Hern will be one of the headline attractions at the NSW Open at Castle Hill Country Club from November 21. US PGA Tour regular Nick O’Hern will be one of the headline attractions at the NSW Open at Castle Hill Country Club from November 21. Featured
03 November 2013 Posted by 

All-star line-up for Gloria Jean’s Coffees NSW Open Castle Hill

By Belinda Hill

THE field for the 2013 Gloria Jean’s Coffees NSW Open, to be played at Castle Hill Country Club from November 21 – 24 is taking shape with an impressive list of entrants.

US PGA Tour regular Nick O’Hern will be one of the headline attractions among a growing list of players currently playing on tours throughout the world.

With a season best 10th placing at the St. Jude Classic in June, O’Hern will be looking to add his name to the famous trophy and gain momentum for the Australian Open to be held the following week.

Nick O’Hern said: “I remember playing a Canon Challenge at Castle Hill Country Club and I thought it was a great parkland layout. “It will be an ideal preparation leading into the Australian Open and I am now bringing my family down for the week as well."

O’Hern has amassed in excess of $7.4million in career earnings on the PGA TOUR and will be looking to add his name to the famous trophy as well as gain momentum for the Australian Open to be held the following week.

"It would be a great way to finish my year off with a win before heading back to play the Web.com Tour next year. Each tournament is a step towards my goal of getting back to the PGA TOUR in 2015,” said O’Hern.

Another player heading back from the PGA TOUR is Steven Bowditch. His year was highlighted with a second place finish at The Greenbrier Classic, which helped him finish 120th in the FedExCup standings and qualify for The Playoffs. 

Winner of the 2010 NSW PGA Championship, he will be keen to add the NSW Open to his list of victories to complete the state double. Joining O’Hern and Bowditch will be past NSW Open champions in Peter O’Malley, Terry Price, Adam Crawford and Aaron Townsend.

They will do battle with some of the country’s best young talent on the challenging Castle Hill layout, all eager to have their name etched alongside legends of the game.

James Nitties and Nick Flanagan, along with recent PGA Tour of Australasia winners Jack Wilson and Josh Geary can all be expected to be in contention come Sunday afternoon.

Several other players, who have recently been playing on the PGA TOUR, and who have confirmed their entry to the tournament are Alistair Presnell and Aron Price.

Both have performed well in recent years after securing their Tour cards to compete against the world’s best players.

In another interesting player development, one of the amateur entrants is NRL premiership winning veteran Braith Anasta. Anasta played in the 2011 NSW PGA championship and is a member at the St. Michael’s club in Sydney, playing to a scratch handicap.

For spectators attending the tournament, there will be a range of food and beverage options to choose from, as well as an area where there will be a range of children’s activities.

There will also be opportunities for entry into a range of on-site promotions including overseas trips, and other fantastic prizes. Most importantly, entry and parking is FREE! There will be plenty of available space for parking right next to the course – simply access the area off Windsor Road into Spurway Drive and a parking attendant will direct vehicles from there. 

The 2013 Gloria Jean’s Coffees NSW Open will be played at Castle Hill Country Club from November 21 - 24.

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