The SP Export PNG Open concluded on Sunday afternoon with a surprise at the end.
The leader board had changed several times with five men up for contention, but it was quiet Tasmanian Kalem Richardson, who took the honours on day four.
Defending champion, Peter Zwart, had been in contention until the last few holes, and Morobe Open Champion, Heath Reed, also showed promise but the limelight was all on Tasmanian Kalem Richardson, who took the winners green jacket, pocketing over K74 000 in prize money.
When accepting the trophy at the presentation, Richardson was both thankful and humbled in his acceptance speech
In equal Second were Samuel Brazel of Australia and Kiwi Jared Pender, who played some fantastic shots throughout the event.
PGA Australia Tournament Coordinator, Justin Maker, was ecstatic over the event and congratulated the local organizers for their preparations, stating that the PNG Open is proving to be a real challenge on the Australian PGA Circuit.
In its twenty year history, the PNG Open has never had a two time champion and that record looks to stand, at least until next year.
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