Austrian golf 'enjoying new dawn' Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:08 PM The number of people getting involved with the game of golf in Austria is on the up, as many gifted young players make their way up through the ranks of the sport. Bernd Wiesberger 2012 Ballantine's Championship winner, told the European Tour website the future of the popular pastime is in "safe hands". Now ranked 113th in the world, the talented competitor was full of praise for the Austrian Federation on encouraging the engagement of young talented players before claiming the organisation is beginning to see some positive results. He explained: "A lot of the amateurs we have are now showing to show some great potential, so it's a very exciting time for Austrian golf." Wiesberger was speaking ahead of this weekend's Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity, which will see a number of local talents compete for the sought-after trophy. Seven amateur players from the European nation will take part in the event, including Matthias Schwab and Manuel Trappel.