Aussies on Tour: Roundup of our top men and women golfers’ latest tour performances

A regular roundup of how Australia’s top men and women golfers are performing on the world’s golf tours. Provided by Golf Australia, the PGA of Australia and the WPGA Tour of Australasia

Rod Pampling is starting to hit his stride on the US Champions Tour, tied for 2nd going into the final round of the Principal Charity Classic in Iowa on Sunday

Aussies on Tour 7/6/2021

The Aussie assault never materialised but it was another drama-filled chapter of golf history written at the US Women’s Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Entering the final round well off the pace, the only two Australians to make the cut both posted rounds of 4-over 75 as Minjee Lee and Hannah Green finished tied for 54th and tied for 62nd respectively.

American Lexi Thompson seemed destined to win the tournament she first played as a 12-year-old when she held a five-stroke lead late on the front nine but a double-bogey at 11 and further dropped shots at 14, 17 and 18 meant that the 26-year-old missed out on the playoff altogether.

That was left to Yuka Saso and Nasa Hataoka to contest and it was Filipino Saso who clinched her maiden major championship, the 19-year-old winning on the third playoff hole and thus becoming the first player from the Philippines to win a golf major.

Bogeys at the second and sixth holes saw Minjee Lee make the turn at 2-over but after a birdie at the par-4 12th had back-to-back bogeys at 13 and 14 quelled any sense of a late surge up the leaderboard.

The exacting nature of The Olympic Club’s Lake Course made birdies difficult to come by for Green on the final day as she hit seven of 14 fairways and 10 of 18 greens in her round of 4-over 75.

There were a host of top-20 finishes from Australians elsewhere around the globe this week.

Adam Scott tuned up for next week’s US Open with a strong showing at the Memorial Tournament to be tied for 16th, Lucas Herbert registering his best result in a PGA TOUR event as he finished tied for 18th at Muirfield Village.

Stephanie Kyriacou continued her promising start to her second season on the Ladies European Tour with a tie for 15th at the Jabra Ladies Open in France and Anthony Quayle enjoyed his best result on the Japan Golf Tour since December 2019 courtesy of a tie for 13th at the JGTC Mori Building Cup in Ibaraki.

It was a disappointing final day for Rod Pampling at the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic in Iowa, falling from a share of second to a tie for 15th with a final round of 3-over 75.
U.S. Women’s Open
The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, California
T35        Lydia Ko                             71-75-76-72—294        $US29,074
T54        Minjee Lee                        73-73-77-75—298        $12,540
T62        Hannah Green                  73-75-78-75—301        $11,430
MC         Sarah Jane Smith             78-74—152
MC         Emily Mahar (a)                77-75—152
the Memorial Tournament
Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio
T16        Adam Scott                       74-68-71-73—286        $US155,775
T18        Lucas Herbert                   71-69-71-76—287        $110,670
T57        Marc Leishman                69-75-75-76—295        $21,111
MC         Cameron Smith                73-74—147
MC         Matt Jones                        76-73—149
MC         Cam Davis                         77-76—153
MC         Danny Lee                          80-75—155
Japan Golf Tour
JGTC Mori Building Cup
Shishido Hills Country Club (West Cse), Ibaraki
T13        Anthony Quayle                73-67-69-73—282        ¥2,820,000
T26        Andrew Evans                   72-71-68-74—285        ¥1,170,000
T38        Dylan Perry                       73-74-71-70—288        ¥795,000
T44        Brad Kennedy                   71-75-72-72—290        ¥570,000
64          David Bransdon                73-72-85-80—310        ¥337,500
MC         Michael Hendry                71-78—149
MC         Adam Bland                      73-80—153
MC         Matthew Griffin                 74-79—153
MC         Scott Strange                    75-78—153
MC         Todd Sinnott                     76-85—161
Challenge Tour
D+D REAL Czech Challenge
Golf & Spa Kun?tická Hora, D?íte?, Czech Republic
T24        Daniel Hillier      71-69-70-69—279        €1,800
T50        Blake Windred   70-69-75-72—286        €806
Ladies European Tour
Jabra Ladies Open
Evian Resort Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France
T15        Stephanie Kyriacou         76-72-68—216              €3,400
T23        Whitney Hillier                 70-76-72—218              €2,560
Korn Ferry Tour
REX Hospital Open
TPC at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, North Carolina
T30        Cameron Percy                 67-68-70-68—273        $US4,066
T55        Jamie Arnold                     68-70-71-68—277        $2,698
MC         Nick Voke                          66-73—139
MC         Harrison Endycott           71-69—140
MC         Rhein Gibson                    69-72—141
MC         Brett Coletta                     71-73—144
MC         Curtis Luck                         71-76—147
MC         Ryan Ruffels                      72-79—151
Champions Tour
Principal Charity Classic
Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa
T15        Rod Pampling                   67-67-75—209              $US30,525
T28        Stephen Leaney                70-72-71—213              $13,443
T67        David McKenzie                72-72-75—219              $1,813
73          John Senden                      73-75-73—221              $1,295

Aussies on Tour 31/5/2021

Jason Scrivener
Jason Scrivener

West Australian Jason Scrivener will edge closer to breaking into the world’s top 100 after continuing his outstanding European Tour season at the Made in Himmerland tournament in Denmark.

Fresh from his best result in a Major championship at the US PGA Championship where his tie for 23rd was the best finish by an Australian and elevated him to a career-high of 111 in the Official World Golf Rankings, Scrivener’s status will improve even further following his latest performance.

He fired a bogey-free round of 5-under 66 in the final round to finish tied for third in Denmark and move up to seventh in the Race to Dubai rankings, his ascension into the top echelon of world golf continuing on its upward trend.

Four sub-70 rounds and a tie for sixth is also a significant result for Kiwi Josh Geary in Denmark who moved up 82 spots in the Race to Dubai rankings.

That will assist Geary in continuing to get starts as the European Tour season heats up and give him a greater opportunity to secure full status on tour for the 2022 season and beyond.

A 6-under 65 in the final round is hopefully a precursor of a big European summer ahead for Wade Ormsby while Jarryd FeltonMin Woo Lee and Dimi Papadatos all played the four rounds in Denmark.

In her first start of her second season on the Ladies European Tour Sydney’s Stephanie Kyriacou gave no indication that she will suffer any second-year syndrome, finishing tied for fourth at the Ladies Italian Open in Piemonte.

In the US Minjee Lee progressed to the quarter-finals of the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play before falling to Ariya Jutanugarn at Shadow Creek 5&4 while Stephen Leaney and Rod Pampling were both top-20 finishers at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club.

Dylan Perry went into the third and final round of the Gate Way to The Open Mizuno Open with a chance to play his way into a spot at Royal St George’s in July but a final round of 71 saw him fall into a tie for eighth.

It was a strong week for the Aussies on the Japan Golf Tour with Perry, Scott StrangeBrad Kennedy and Kiwi Michael Hendry all finishing inside the top-15.

European Tour
Made in Himmerland
HimmerLand, Farsø, Denmark
T3           Jason Scrivener  70-67-66-66—269            €70,619
T6           Josh Geary          69-66-68-67—270            €44,680
T19        Wade Ormsby    71-69-69-65—274            €16,456
T52        Jarryd Felton       70-67-73-69—279            €5,627
T52        Min Woo Lee      71-69-69-70—279            €5,627
T68        Dimitrios Papadatos        67-71-67-77—282            €3,755
MC         Ryan Fox              71-70—141
MC         Scott Hend          73-71—144
MC         Jake McLeod      77-68—145
MC         Maverick Antcliff              75-71—146
Charles Schwab Challenge
Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas
T40        Danny Lee           72-66-69-71—278            $US29,625
T45        Cam Davis           70-70-71-68—279            $22,335
MC         Matt Jones          71-71—142
MC         Cameron Percy  72-71—143
Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play
Shadow Creek, Las Vegas, Nevada
Ariya Jutanugarn def. Minjee Lee 5&4
Round of 16
Minjee Lee def. Mel Reid 5&4
Group Stage, Round 1
Gerina Piller def. Hannah Green 3&2
Jaye Marie Green tied Minjee Lee
Sarah Kemp tied Patty Tavatanakit
Sung Hyun Park def Su Oh 3&1
Group Stage, Round 2
Sarah Kemp tied Stacy Lewis
Sophia Popov def Su Oh 5&4
Hannah Green def Azahara Munoz 1 up
Minjee Lee def Cheyenne Knight 4&3
Group Stage, Round 3
Sarah Kemp tied Mi Hyang Lee
Su Oh def Hee Young Park 2 up
Hannah Green def Mel Reid 1 up
Minjee Lee def Moriya Jutanugarn 4&3
Japan Golf Tour
Gate Way To The Open Mizuno Open
JFE Setonaikai Golf Club, Okayama
Reduced to 54 holes due to rain
T8           Dylan Perry         67-68-71—206   ¥1,761,000
T12        Scott Strange      69-67-72—208   ¥1,272,000
T14        Brad Kennedy     69-70-70—209   ¥792,000
T14        Michael Hendry  68-68-73—209   ¥792,000
T31        Todd Sinnott       73-66-72—211   ¥363,600
T36        David Bransdon  67-75-70—212   ¥306,000
T40        Matthew Griffin 74-69-70—213   ¥252,000
MC         Anthony Quayle 71-74—145
MC         Adam Bland        71-74—145
MC         Andrew Evans     74-79—153
Korn Ferry Tour
Evans Scholars Invitational
The Glen Club, Glenview, Illinois
T66        Aaron Baddeley 75-69-74-69—287            $US2,388
T69        Brett Drewitt      69-70-76-73—288            $2,340
MC         Ryan Ruffels       74-72—146
MC         Nick Voke            74-73—147
MC         Mark Hensby      76-72—148
MC         Harrison Endycott            75-75—150
WD        Curtis Luck          72-69—141
KB Financial Live Championship
Black Stone Icheon GC, Icheon-si, South Korea
T14        Wonjoon Lee      71-72-73—216   ?10,640,000
T34        Junseok Lee        72-70-78—220   ?3,948,000
T61        Kevin Chun          75-73-80—228   ?2,333,333
Champions Tour
KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
T11        Stephen Leaney 70-69-71-71—281           
T20        Rod Pampling     74-71-70-69—284           
T63        Peter Fowler       72-71-76-75—294           
MC         John Senden       75-74—149
MC         David McKenzie 77-75—152
MC         Brad Burns          80-79—159
Challenge Tour
Irish Challenge
Portmarnock Links, Co. Dublin, Ireland
T10        Daniel Hillier       72-72-68-68—280            €4,620
T35        Blake Windred    71-72-70-73—286            €1,430
MC         Deyen Lawson    74-75—149
Ladies European Tour
Ladies Italian Open
Golf Club Margara, Piemonte, Italy
T4           Stephanie Kyriacou          69-72-70—211   9,400    
T29        Whitney Hillier   71-72-73—216  2,253.33
MC         Amy Walsh          74-79—153
Symetra Tour
Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship
Mission Inn Resort and Club, Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida
T21        Robyn Choi         73-74-72—219   $US2,328
T34        Stephanie Na      76-74-71—221   $1,443
MC         Julienne Soo       77-75—152
MC         Hira Naveed        79-76—155
MC         Soo Jin Lee          86-75—161

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