Aussies on Tour: Scott falls short at BMW PGA, Pampling a Champions Tour contender, LET results

Adam Scott

Aussies on Tour is a regular roundup of how Australia’s top men and women golfers are performing on the world’s golf tours and is provided by Golf Australia, the PGA of Australia and the WPGA.

 

Adam Scott’s struggles on Wentworth’s opening holes proved to be the Queenslander’s fatal flaw as he fell from contention in the final round of the European Tour’s flagship BMW PGA Championship.

Starting the final round two shots back of Italian Franceso Laporta, Scott (71) dropped a shot at the first hole for the second time this week and when he made bogey at the par-4 sixth headed further south on the leaderboard as the front-runners gathered pace.

Unlike in the previous three rounds Scott was unable to claw any shots back prior to entering the back nine, a birdie at the par-4 11th the 41-year-old’s first step in the right direction.

Two closing birdies on Wentworth’s par 5 finishing holes was a fitting end to what was an otherwise excellent week, Scott finishing in a tie for 14th at 13-under par, six shots back of American winner Billy Horschel (65).

South Australian Wade Ormsby, the only other Aussie to make the cut, had three birdies and three bogeys in his final round of even par 72 to finish in a share of 49th.

Like Scott, Rod Pampling began the final round of the Champions Tour’s Ascension Charity Classic within reach of the top of the leaderboard but struggled in Sunday’s final round.

One back at the start of play, the Boeing Classic champion tangled with Norwood Hills Country Club’s rough on his way to a bogey at the par-5 second and fell further from the lead when he made double bogey after finding the water with his approach shot at the par-4 fifth.

There were additional bogeys at six and nine in an outward nine of 5-over 41, Pampling recovering somewhat with a back nine of 2-under 33 for a round of 3-over 74 to finish tied for 23rd, one stroke clear of fellow Aussie John Senden (71)

Stephanie Kyriacou (73) and Whitney Hillier (71) finished locked together in a share of 24th at the Swiss Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour while former US Open champion Michael Campbell (71) led the Australasians home at the Scottish Senior Open in a tie for 12th, one shot ahead of fellow Kiwi Michael Long (71) and Peter Fowler (70).

Results

European Tour

BMW PGA Championship

Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England

Winner  Billy Horschel (USA)   70-65-69-65—269           €1.126m

T14        Adam Scott                 65-69-70-71—275           €98,288

T49        Wade Ormsby             73-66-72-72—283           €27,483

MC         Min Woo Lee               75-74—149

MC         Scott Hend                  78-71—149

 

Ladies European Tour

Swiss Ladies Open

Golfpark Holzhäusern, Switzerland

Winner    Atthaya Thitikul (THA) 68-66-66—200         €30,000

T24          Whitney Hillier              70-70-71—211           €2,484

T24          Stephanie Kyriacou      69-69-73—211           €2,484

T73          Amy Walsh                   71-74-77—222           €410

MC           Victoria Fricot               76-78—154

 

Korean PGA Tour

The 37th Shinhan Donghae Open

Bears Best Cheongna GC, Incheon

T46     Won Joon Lee                 69-70-76-69—284           KRW7,837,445

MC      Kevin Chun                      71-70—141

MC     Junseok Lee                     72-71—143

 

Challenge Tour

Big Green Egg German Challenge

Wittelsbacher Golfclub, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany

Winner   Angel Hidalgo (SPA)       68-68-68-68—272           €32,000

T11        Daniel Hillier                    67-71-71-69—278           €3,500

MC        Josh Geary                       74-72—146

MC        Dimitrios Papadatos         75-72—147

 

Forme Tour

Forme Tour Championship

Huntsville Golf Club, Dallas, Pennsylvania

Winner Brad Miller (USA)                65-63-68—196

T46        John Lyras                         67-72-70—209

 

Champions Tour

Ascension Charity Classic

Norwood Hills Country Club, St Louis, Missouri

Winner  David Toms (USA)              68-69-66—203

T9          Steven Alker                       71-68-68—207 

T23        Rod Pampling                     69-66-74—209 

T29        John Senden                      70-69-71—210 

T58        Stephen Leaney                 72-72-72—216 

T62        David McKenzie                  77-69-71—217 

T73        Robert Allenby                     76-74-73—223               

 

Legends Tour

Scottish Senior Open

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Aberdeen, Scotland

Winner Thomas Levet (FRA)             70-69-65—204  €45,000

T12        Michael Campbell                70-72-71—213  €5,331

T19        Peter Fowler                         70-74-70—214  €3,780

T19        Michael Long                        71-72-71—214  €3,780

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