Date: March 27, 2012
Author: Dejan Kalinic, Sportal

Aussies Abroad Weekly Wrap: Lunn salutes in Morocco

Star of the show: Karen Lunn completed a strong three-shot win at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco, her 10th win on the Ladies European Tour. It was the 46-year-old&aposs first win on the tour since the 2010 Portugal Ladies Open. After a slow start, Lunn finished at 12-under to record a convincing win. Breakout of the week: Unlucky to miss out on being &aposStar of the show&apos, left-hander Nick Cullen starred to win the Indonesian Open on the OneAsia tour. The 27-year-old held off a brave challenge from New Zealander David Smail to win by one shot. Cullen finished at nine-under, earning a $US 172,000 cheque. Shot of the week: A seven-over 79 in the final round cost Marc Leishman a better finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but the Victorian did produce this stunning birdie from the bunker on the par-three 17th in the first round. Watch it below. Tweet of the week: @aronpricePGA: “Tiger is back to his old/normal ways….. Well, on the course anyway” What lies ahead: The pick of the action this week will be on the LPGA Tour, with the women competing at the first Major of the year – the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Australians Katherine Hull, Sarah Kemp, Lindsey Wright and Karrie Webb will be out to stop dominant world No.1 Yani Tseng, who is eyeing her sixth Major win. On the PGA Tour, the likes of Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Aaron Baddeley, Nathan Green, Leishman, Nick O&aposHern, Rod Pampling and John Senden will look to beat defending champion Phil Mickelson at the $US 6 million Houston Open, while Mathew Goggin and Gavin Coles are alternates. Elsewhere, Richard Green and Scott Strange are the only two Australians competing at the European Tour&aposs Sicilian Open. The Ladies European Tour is on a break until May, while the China Open, which is co-sanctioned with the European Tour – begins on April 19 as the next OneAsia event. From the Couch: The Houston Open begins on Fox Sports 3 at 6.00am on Friday, while the LPGA&aposs first Major of the year is on the same channel from 9.30am. The Sicilian Open will be on Fox Sports 1 from 11pm on Thursday.