The International stars have stayed away from the Royal Pines, paving the way for home grown talent to take the cash.
The greens at Royal Pines play right into the hands of Queenslanders, which makes Australian Masters runner-up John Senden hard to look past. The Brisbane-born player comes into the competition in much better form than co-favourite Snedeker, who has failed to crack the top 10 in any event since June. Senden had an indifferent time in the competition last year, hitting two over in this 1st and 3rd round but he still finish three under par for the competition. Senden is now ranked 72nd in the world and is well worth getting behind at $13.