Some of the biggest names in Australian golf will be lining up for a shot at lifting the Kel Nagle Cup when the NSW Open starts next Thursday at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club.
The current leader of the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia money list, Daniel Nisbet will continue his quest for the Order of Merit title, which carries with it entry into the final stage of the European Tour School and Web.com tour in 2019, as well as starts in at least two World Golf Championship events.
Chasing Nisbet for the Order of Merit title is fellow Queenslander, Anthony Quayle.
The 24-year-old qualified for the Japanese Tour this year, and was runner-up to the Indian Gaganjeet Bhullar at the Fiji International back in early August.
2018 Oates Victorian Open Champion Simon Hawkes has also entered.
Besides his Victorian Open triumph this year, the Tasmanian has also recorded top 10 finishes in both the New Zealand and Western Australian PGA Championships.
Newcastle’s James Nitties, who is currently third on the Order of Merit will be looking to win his home State Open for the very first time.
The 36-year-old came within a whisker of a life-changing win earlier this year at the ISPS World Super 6 in Perth, only to lose to Thai superstar Kiradech Apibanrat in the final.
Fellow Newcastle product Callan O’Reilly will also be looking to add a NSW Open title to his resume. The 28-year-old turned professional in 2014 after a stellar amateur career.
O’Reilly is currently seventh on the Order of Merit.
Former NSW and Australian Amateur representative Harrison Endycott, currently ninth on the Order of Merit, will return to Twin Creeks after an impressive rookie year on the PGA Latinoamerica tour.
Endycott made his professional debut at last year’s Open.
Another rookie who his already building an impressive resume overseas is New Zealand’s Nick Voke.
The 24-year-old, who graduated from the University of Iowa just last year, has already recorded three wins on the PGA Tour of China this year to secure full playing rights on the Web.com tour for 2019.
Other names of note include the evergreen Matt Millar from Canberra, Victorian David McKenzie, who impressed many this year on the US Champions Tour, and a host of other Tournament winners including Travis Smyth, Aaron Pike, Daniel Fox, and Michael Sim.
Get out to Twin Creeks to see some of these great golfers in action across the Championship.