WATCH Abraham Ancer creatively hole a chip shot on way to winning the Australian Open

Abraham Ancer showcased his sublime short game skills on route to winning the Australian Open.

As host to the Australian Open, The Lakes Golf Club enabled the best short game golfers in the world to show off their skill and creativity around the greens.

And there was no better example that Abraham Ancer’s wonderful chip-shot at the short par-4 4th hole where the Mexican used the bank of the tiered green to find a way to get this one into the hole.

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Johan Kammerstad shoots stunning 73 to win Australian All Abilities Championship

Johan Kammerstad knew he hadn’t shown his best in the early rounds of the Australian All Abilities Championship, presented by ISPS Handa.

Words by Mark Hayes at Golf Australia

But today, when it came, it was simply overwhelming.

The bearded Swede’s stellar short game roasted his opposition; his one-over-par 73 from the same tees remarkably better than 25 players in the concurrent Australian Open field’s final round.

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The Australian Open was facing the same challenges 54 years ago

Attracting the world’s best golfers to play the Australian Open has always been a challenge as suggested in this article from 1964.

While researching the history of the Australian Open, and in particular the first time it was hosted at The Lakes I stumbled upon this article published just prior to the 1964 Australian Open in the Canberra Times.

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Korea’s Byeong Hun An leads after round one of 2018 Australian Open

South Korea’s Byeong Hun An leads after a wild and windy opening day of the Australian Open.

Words by Martin Blake, courtesy of Golf Australia

Byeong Hun An comes from a rich pedigree of sports, but it’s not of a golfing hue.

His parents, An Jae-hyung and Jiao Zhimin both won table tennis medals for South Korea and China at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, before they married.

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