New golf event to com­bine stroke and match play

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The PGA Tour of Aus­trala­sia and Euro­pean Tour will co­sanc­tion a new tour­na­ment in West­ern Aus­tralia in Fe­bru­ary that will com­bine stroke play for three rounds and a 24man match-play com­po­nent over six holes on the fi­nal day. The Aus­tralasian Tour said the World Su­per 6 Perth tour­na­ment, to be played at Perth’s Lake Kar­rinyup Coun­try Club from Fe­bru­ary 16-19, will have a 36-hole cut as in reg­u­lar tour­na­ments. The lead­ing 24 play­ers af­ter the third round will then ad­vance to match play on the Sun­day, where there will be a play-off to de­ter­mine who ad­vances in case of ties. The match-play com­po­nent on the fi­nal day will also in­clude some unique fea­tures. If any matches are tied af­ter six holes, they will be de­cided by play­ing a new knock­out hole - a 100-yard hole to be con­structed at Lake Kar­rinyup, with a tee placed ad­ja­cent to the 18th fair­way and util­is­ing the 18th green. The knock­out hole will be played once and if a win­ner is not de­ter­mined, the com­peti­tors will re­turn to the new tee and take part in a near­est-to-the-pin con­test to see who ad­vances or pos­si­bly wins the tour­na­ment.

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