JAMES HAHN was delighted after a big form turnaround on the US PGA TOUR, Peter Senior had a strong finish in Texas and Minjee Lee was again in contention on the LPGA.
Thirty four year old Hahn was coming off eight missed cuts when he beat fellow American Robert Castro in a playoff at the Wells Fargo Championship I Charlotte, North Carolina.
Hahn shot a final round 2-under 70 at Quail Hollow for his second tour victory.
“The mind is a powerful thing but it was going backwards for a while and I just didn’t have the confidence and didn’t believe in myself. I felt like I was putting in the work but was getting nothing to show for it,” he said.
Justin Rose (71) was third to continue his good form while a week out from The Players Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson both stormed home with 6-under 66’s to be tied fourth with Rickie Fowler (74) and others.
Adam Scott (71) and John Senden (73) finished on 2-under, seven strokes off the pace, tied for 17th.
Senior finishes top 20
Three late birdies at the Insperity Invitational in Texas helped Peter Senior to his first top 20 finish on the US Champions Tour after a slow start.
After his opening 75 a three under 67 in the second round got him back to par.
His score was going south again down the stretch on Sunday but after two straight bogies on 13 and 14 he birdied the next three holes to finish on 2-under, tied for 17th, his best finish of what will be his final season.
Senior finished tied with Champions Tour debutant John Daly (71) who lived up to his reputation with a colourful senior tour performance.
Sweden’s Jesper Parnevik (67) won the title, his first victory in 15 years.
Two Aussies top 10 in Morocco
On the European Tour Australia’s Jason Scrivener held a share of the lead after the first round of the Trophee Hassan II tournament in Morocco with an opening 4-under 68.
However his weekend 75-74 saw him finish at 2-over tied for 10. Fellow Aussie Kristopher Mueck (72) did slighty better, closing on 1-under tied 8th.
Korea’s Jeunghun Wang (70) took the title after a playoff victory over Spain’s Nacho Elvira (69) after both finishes on 5-under.
Minjee Lee close in Alabama
On the LPGA Minjee Lee was again in contention, just two shots off the lead going down the 17th at the LPGA Classic in Alabama.
Unfortunately a double bogey put paid to hopes of a second title this year.
She eventually finished in sixth place behind Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn, who held her nerve for a one shot win to become the first Thai to win on the tour.
“So tough, I feel the [final] three holes I can’t control anything,” said Jutangarn, who has had three top 10s this year. “My legs were shaking, my hands were shaking.”