Getaways Blog

17 March 2015

2015 New Zealand Golf Open

The 2015 New Zealand Golf Open was again won by an Australian with New South Welshman Jordan Zunic finishing at -21 to take out the tournament by one shot from Victorian David Bransdon. In fact, Australians filled the top nine positions with the best placed local hope, Harry Bateman, tying for 10th.

This year’s event was co-hosted by Millbrook Resort and The Hills Golf Course just outside of Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island. There are few places in the world that offer scenery and golf to match that on show in Queenstown and both players and spectators were treated to an incredible week of golf surrounded by some of the most amazing views on the planet.

Zunic, who only turned pro six weeks ago, produced a stunning approach shot on the 72nd hole to set up a birdie and claim his maiden professional win.

What makes the likeable 22 year olds victory even more remarkable, is that he was involved in a serious car accident just 18 months ago while in the US, travelling with other amateur golfers. The crash left him with serious injuries to his head and elbow and resulted in a considerable loss of blood.

To win in just his fourth start as a professional is a credit to the determination of this young man who had once doubted whether he would even be able to recover fully from his injuries to play golf again.

International Golf Specialists can arrange everything you need to visit the amazing golf on offer in New Zealand. Our 2016 New Zealand Open tour is sure to fill fast so speak with the team at IGS today to turn your New Zealand golfing dreams into a reality.