Tasmanian Open: 17-year-old Ricky Kato wins
26 Feb 2012
see also: Tasmanian Men's Open Championship, Royal Hobart Golf Club

PROSPECT VALE, Tasmania (Feb. 26, 2012) -- The 2012 Country Club Tasmania Open Golf Championship has concluded.

This year's championship was conducted at Country Club Tasmania from February 23-26.

17-year-old Ricky Kato has won 2012 Country Club Tasmania Open Golf Championship.

The New South Welshman won the National Trial event with rounds 67, 65, 67 and 76, a nine-under-par total of 275.

Kato claimed the event by two strokes from New South Welshman Brett Drewitt on 277 (-7).

Victoria’s Geoff Drakeford placed third on 278 (-6).

Kingston Beach Golf Club’s Nathan Gatehouse was the leading Tasmanian on 281 (-3).

New South Wales, represented by Daniel Bringolf and Brett Drewitt, collected the two-man-team trophy, the Don Cameron Shield.

Results For Tasmanian Men's Open Championship
1AustraliaRicky KatoAustralia50067-65-67-76=275
2AustraliaBrett DrewittAustralia40070-69-66-72=277
3AustraliaGeoffrey DrakefordAustralia30068-70-68-72=278
4AustraliaBlake McGroryAustralia30072-74-69-64=279
5AustraliaTaylor MacDonaldAustralia30071-73-68-68=280

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ABOUT THE Tasmanian Open

The Men's Tasmanian Open is an Australian Men's Ranking Event. It is for players of any age and is played over 72- holes stroke play. First played in 1913 the history of the Tasmanian Open is steeped in tradition and former champions include Nick Flanagan, Ashley Hall, England’s Ben Parker, Rohan Blizard and Tim Stewart while Geoff Ogilvy, Brendan Jones and Mathew Goggin claimed the title during the nineties.

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