Thursday, March 23, 2023

Australians on tour: Scott, Leishman our best at US Open – PGA of Australia

Ever since David Graham hit all 18 greens in regulation winning the US Open at Marion in 1981, a player has delivered a ball-striking performance by Fitzpatrick under the most intense pressure imaginable in championship golf.

At Brookline in 2013, US Amateur Champion, Fitzpatrick and playing partner Will Zalatoris parry and thrust in the final round before two iron shots from either side of the 15th and 18th fairways sealed their position as a dominant champion. Gave.

A 50-foot birdie putt at 13 earned Fitzpatrick a portion of the lead at five-under and then a 5-iron on 15 from a trampled-down right rough from 225 yards set up a birdie that would ultimately prove the difference.

He had a one-stroke lead when he hit it in the same bunker on the left side of the 18th fairway as defending champion Jon Rahm en route to a double-bogie 24 hours earlier. Yet Fitzpatrick didn’t flip, hitting a 9-iron to find his 17th green in regulation and a two-putting for the par that took his place in history.

Fitzpatrick gave Zalatoris (69) and world No. 1 Scotty Scheffler (67) a one-shot lead of 68 runs as Australian pair of Adam Scott and Mark Leishman also leveled in their final round and equalized two overs in the 14th. reached the place.

After a minor stumble with a bogie in three, Leishman hit back to turn in a two-under with birdies on four, seven and eight, producing a par-3 11th from 11 feet and a Sunday 68 on bogie 12 and Her best result at the US Open.

Scott put himself in the mix with an under 69 on Thursday, but was left to bogey two of his last three holes on Friday, leaving plenty of ground to make the final 36 holes.

Scott admitted, “The last three holes on Friday probably really cost me a good run in this tournament over the weekend.”

“It would have been nice to be on a par on Friday night and I felt like I was really in contention, but I was on the periphery all week.

“I’ve felt good all week, but the US Open is tough because you can get derailed so quickly. I managed to put it together today.”

Birdies on 14 and 16 in the final round of three-over 73 were a good way for Min Woo Lee to finish in her US Open debut, while Todd Sinnott took his best round of the week to finish his first – an even-par. 70 – produced. Major championship in six overs and finished 31st.

A week before the third Women’s Major of the year, Minji Lee dropped down the leaderboard in the final round of the Major LPGA Classic.

Chasing a third consecutive strokeplay title, Lee started with bogeys in two of his first three holes to be out of contention, eventually signing for two overs 74 and 18th.

Her West Australian compatriot and fellow major winner Hannah Green ranked Lee as the best-performing Australian, earning her 12th place with five birdies in her round of three-under 69.

In a strong week for Australian girls around the world, Grace Kim continued her breakout season on the Epson Tour with a fourth-place tie at the LPGA at Ann Arbor Road and Whitney Hillier earned her second top-five place of the year. Ladies European Tour’s Aramco Team Series-London event.

US Open
The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
Winner Matthew Fitzpatrick 68-70-68-68-274 $US3.15m
T14 Mark Leishman 70-71-73-68-282 $241,302
T14 Adam Scott 69-73-72-68-282 $241,302
T27 Min Woo Lee 73-70-69-73-285 $127,002
T31 Todd Sinnott 71-71-74-70-286 $100,331
MC Cameron Smith 72-74-146
MC Lucas Herbert 74-79-153
MC Jade Morgan 82-74-156

LPGA Tour
Meijer LPGA Classic
Blythfield Country Club, Belmont, Michigan
Winner Jennifer Kupcho 63-67-69-71-270 $US375,000
Won on the second hole of a sudden death playoff
4 Lydia to 70-68-65-68-271 $128,045
T12 Hannah Green 70-68-68-69-275 $39,849
T18 Minji Lee 68-69-66-74-277 $28,274
T32 Su Oh 73-67-67-72-279 $15,724
T64 Katherine Kirk 68-71-73-72-284 $5,622
MC Stephanie Kyriakou 71-72-143
MC Sarah Jane Smith 71-72-143

Korn Ferry Tour
Wichita Open
Crestview Country Club, Wichita, Kansas
Winner Norman Xiong 66-61-64-63-254 $US135,000
T18 Harrison Endicott 68-64-67-67-266 $9,825
T29 Nick Wolk 65-67-68-69-269 $5,250
T33 Aaron Badgley 65-66-69-70-270 $4,613
T51 Rene Gibson 68-68-69-70-275 $3,183
MC Harry Hillier 71-66-137
MC Brett Dravitt 71-67-138
MC Ryan Ruffles 71-74-145

Challenge Tour
Cascade Golf Challenge
Cascada Golf Resort, Brno, Czech Republic
Winner Martin Simonsen 64-65-68-67-264 €41,600
T41 Dimitrios Papadatos 68-72-73-70-283 € 1,508
T51 Deion Lawson 72-67-69-77-285 €1,019.20
MC Jared Felton 73-69-142
WD Daniel Hillier 71

PGA Tour Canada
atb classic
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC, Edmonton, Alberta
WINNER Will Bateman 65-67-68-65-265
T27 Cameron John 69-65-70-70-274
MC Will Barnett 72-70-142
WD Danny List 30

Epson Tour
Ann Arbor’s Road to the LPGA
Travis Point Country Club, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Winner Kiira Rihijarvi $68-69-69-206 US30,000
T4 Grace Kim 68-71-72-211 $11,019
T8 Gabriella Raffles 74-71-68-213 $5,317
T20 Karis Davidson 72-74-70-216 $2,412
T53 Diamond Naved 71-75-75-221 $835
T58 Julienne Hsu 72-74-76-222 $724
T64 Soo Jin Lee 70-77-76-223 $650
MC Robin Choi 73-76-149
MC Amelia Garvey 75-76-151

Legends Journey
Farmfoods European Legends Lynx Championship
Travos G&CC, Padstow, England
Winner Paul Lawrie 64-71-70-205
T32 Richard Green 72-74-75-221
T41 Michael Long 72-75-77-224
T50 Peter Fowler 77-76-75-228

Ladies European Tour
Aramco Team Series – London
Centurion Club, London
Winner Bronte Law 68-71-71-210 €71,587.50
5 Whitney Hillier 70-73-72-215 €17,181

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