2005 Albertsons Boise Open Champion Greg Chalmers Survives Seven-Hole Playoff with Adam Scott to Win Australian PGA Championship
Greg Chalmers captured the Australian PGA Championship on Sunday in dramatic fashion at Royal Pines Resort in Gold Coast, Australia. Chalmers entered the final round seven shots back of 54-hole co-leaders Adam Scott and Wade Ormsby, and carded an 8-under 64 on Sunday to finish in a tie with Scott and Ormsby at 11-under par and set the stage for a three-way playoff. Ormsby lasted three holes in the playoff, booted when Scott and Chalmers made birdie to his par on the third playoff hole. With Ormsby gone, Scott had ample chances to win but could not take advantage. Greg Chalmers made par on the seventh hole of a playoff while Adam Scott three-putted for bogey to hand the title to Chalmers.
The win is the second Aussie PGA for Chalmers, who won in 2011, also as part of a three-way playoff. The playoff was the longest ever for a top-tier tournament in Australia. Chalmers’ putting proved to be the difference after he made eight birdies during his fourth round to post a tournament-low round.
The 41-year-old Chalmers spoke about how he felt after the big playoff victory, “Just phenomenal, I’m worn out. I was all over the place …really excited and thrilled.”
Greg Chalmers is certainly no stranger to playoffs, as he won the 2005 Albertsons Boise Open at Hillcrest Country Club in a playoff over Danny Ellis. Chalmers shot 15-under par for the week and made a par on the first playoff hole to claim his first Web.com Tour victory.
156 of the best professional golfers in the world return to Hillcrest Country Club for the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft & Nabisco July 6-12, 2015. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit AlbertsonsBoiseOpen.com.