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Golfer Ryan Cairns off to Australia


Top Zimbabwean golfer Ryan Cairns has temporarily changed base from South Africa to Australia where he will play on the PGA Tour of Australasia until the end of August.

The Australasian Tour is a feeder for larger tours, like the US PGA Tour and the European Tour and official events on the tour carry World Golf ranking points. The 28-year-old Sunshine Tour seasoned golfer left for Australia on Sunday after featuring in the Open Classic at Chapman Golf Club this past weekend.

“Heading off to Australia next week to tee it up on The Australasian Tour for a couple of months,” Cairns posted on Twitter.

Cairns, who recently captured his maiden title on the Sunshine Tour at the Vodacom Origins of Golf — Simola Event has listed the number of tournaments he wants to take part in on his official blog

The former St Georges’ College student will play in eight tournaments in Queensland before returning in time for Lowveld Pro-Am to be held at Hippo Valley and Triangle Golf Courses from August 24.

According to his schedule Cairns will first play in the Capricorn Pro-Am at the Rydges Capricorn Resort in Queensland before playing at the Rockhampton Classic from July 19-22.

Other tournaments he has set his sights on include the Zilzie Bay Pro-Am, Capricorn Classic, Noosa Pro-Am, Caloundra Pro-Am, and Mt Coolum Pro-Am.

Cairns has enjoyed a successful season both on the local Golden Pilsener Zambezi Tour and Big Easy and Sunshine Tours in South Africa.

The Cape Town-based golfer started his season on a high after winning the Sunshine Big Easy Tour at Observatory Golf Club in March, before following up with an impressive playoff win at the Vodacom Origins of Golf in June.

Currently he is the highest placed Zimbabwean golfer on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit standings on position 58, having earned R121 950 from 10 tournaments.

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