Australasian Tour going to New Caledonia this year
The PGA Tour of Australasia is spreading into the South Pacific,
announcing Monday that a full Order of Merit tournament will be
held in New Caledonia in September.
The South Pacific Open will be played Sept. 14-17 in Noumea at
the Tina Golf Club, one of three 18-holes courses in New Caledonia,
which is almost 2,000 kilometers (1,260 miles) northeast of
The winner will gain a spot in the Australian Open, Australian
PGA, New Zealand Open and the Australian Masters as well as a start
in the majority of the remaining 2011 OneAsia events.
Professionals will play alongside local amateurs in a field of
at least 70 for the first two rounds in Noumea.