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The Golf Life Aussies Making Headlines by Rohan Clarke
Newsmaker of the Month
LOURISHED in swirling desert winds to win the TX Civil
& Logistics WA PGA Championship for his second win of
the 2017 ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia season.
With gusts of up to 42km/h on the Kalgoorlie Golf Course, the
25-year-old from New South Wales shot a final-round 68 to
hold off Victorian Rory Bourke by a stroke. Damien Jordan and
Matthew Millar were a further two shots back.
“It was way tougher in that wind. You have to account for so
many more things on every shot. On every putt I was allowing
for more break and I was trying to work out where the wind was
coming from because it was swirling. It was pretty difficult and
very draining playing in those conditions,” said Papadatos, who
heads back to Europe with confidence.
“I am definitely a better player than what I was when I went
to Europe last year. I learnt a lot from that and I have done a lot
CORY CRAWFORD: Won his first
professional title in a gruelling six-hole
playoff against fellow Queenslander Brett
Rankin at the SP Brewery PNG Open at
Royal Port Moresby Golf Club.
JASON DAY: Three-putted to lose a playoff
for the AT&T Byron Nelson to Billy Horschel
on the first extra hole at TPC Four Seasons
Resort in Irving, Texas. It was Day's best
result in 10 months as he dealt with a
recurring back injury and his mother
Dening’s battle with lung cancer.
MINJEE LEE: Tied for second at the
LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann
Arbor, Michigan, where she closed with
a 65 to finish one stroke adrift of China's
Shanshan Feng. It came a week after
Lee’s disqualification at the Kingsmill
Championship for failing to sign her final-
round scorecard. The mistake cost her a tie
for 10th place and approximately $US24,000.
SAM BRAZEL AND SCOTT HEND:
Runners-up at the European Tour’s
inaugural GolfSixes event that involved 16
nations over two days at Centurion Club
near London. Featuring a greensomes
format over six holes, the Australians
succumbed 3-1 in the tournament decider
to the Danish duo of Thorbjorn Olesen and
BRAD KENNEDY: Shot a closing six-under
66 to finish outright second at the Japan
PGA Championship on Okinawa, three shots
adrift of Yusaku Miyazato.
ADAM BLAND [right]: Earned a start in this
month’s British Open after a third-place
finish on the Japan Golf Tour’s Gate Way To
The Open Mizuno Open in Okayama.
RYAN RUFFELS: Fired a scintillating final-
round eight-under 63 to finish runner-up at
the Essential Costa Rica Classic on the PGA
Tour Latinoamérica, just two strokes shy of
ALAN GRIEVE: Became the first member
at Brisbane Golf Club since World War II to
win a monthly medal while playing with a
set of hickory-shafted clubs. The 7-marker
shot a two-over 74 off the stick to win A
grade by a stroke.
VICTORIAN LADIES: Claimed the Gladys
Hay Memorial Cup with a 31⁄2-21⁄2 victory
against New South Wales in the final of
the Australian Women’s Interstate Teams
Matches at Royal Fremantle.
VICTORIAN AMATEURS: Completed
an unlikely double for the ‘Big V’ when
they won the Australian Men’s Interstate
Teams Matches by defeating New South
Wales 41⁄2-31⁄2 in a pulsating final at Perth’s
Melville Glades Golf Club. Australian Junior
champion Cameron John clinched the title
when he sank a birdie putt at the last hole to
salvage half a point in his match.
GREG NORMAN GOLF COURSE DESIGN:
Started construction on the firm’s first 18-
hole layout in Colombia, located just outside
Cartagena. Mar de Indias Golf Club will
feature panoramic views of the Caribbean
Sea on more than half the course and a
diverse eco-system, home to thousands of
different plant and tree species.
ROYAL MELBOURNE GOLF CLUB:
Announced as host of the Presidents Cup in
2019 when it will stage the teams’ event for
the third time.
HE'S DONE WHAT?
Castle Hill Country Club’s Martin Carmichael shot a 14-under-par 58 in the
Saturday competition at the north-western Sydney course. The 46-year-old, who
plays off plus-6 , made 12 birdies and an eagle playing from the member’s tees.
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