Date: July 13, 2007

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Preview

By Alistair Hogg PGA TOUR With many high-profile players taking the week off to prepare for the upcoming British Open, the door has been left ajar for many up-and-comers to make a rare PGA Tour start. Young Australian Bronson LaCassie is just one of them. The American-based 24-year old plays for the University of Minnesota and has achieved All-American honours three times. The John Deere Classic marks his PGA Tour debut and he will line up alongside 12-Aussies including Nathan Green and defending champion John Senden. Australian entries in the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run, Illinois Steve Allan Andrew Buckle Gavin Coles David Diaz Paul Gow Nathan Green Bronson LaCassie Stephen Leaney Peter Lonard Jarrod Lyle John Senden Paul Sheehan Michael Sim NATIONWIDE TOUR Jason Day is aiming for back-to-back wins on the Nationwide Tour after claiming his maiden victory in Ohio last week. The former National Squad member finished strongly to overcome countryman Scott Gardiner by one stroke. The pair is back in action once more in Ohio along with a strong field of Aussies including Nick Flanagan, Greg Chalmers and Steven Bowditch. Australian entries in the Nationwide Children&aposs Hospital Invitational at Ohio State University Scarlet Course, Ohio Steven Bowditch Greg Chalmers Jason Day Kim Felton Nick Flanagan Scott Gardiner Bradley Hughes Matthew Jones Marc Leishman David Lutterus David McKenzie Aron Price EUROPEAN TOUR Eight Australians will line up at Loch Lomond for the Barclays Scottish Open. Richard Green and Peter O&aposMalley spearhead the attack aiming to become the first Aussie to claim the championship since Wayne Riley in 1995 at Carnoustie. In fact, O&aposMalley holds a nine-hole record in this event having gone 7-under through nine in 1992 on his way to winning the title. Australian entries in the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond, Glasgow Marcus Fraser Richard Green Matthew Millar Peter O&aposMalley Wade Ormsby Terry Price Brett Rumford Andrew Tampion ASIAN TOUR No tournament this week. LPGA TOUR Rachel Hetherington and Katherine Hull are the sole Aussie competitors at the Jamie Farr Owens Classis in Ohio. The pair started their campaign last night and are one-under and even respectively. The top-five LPGA members after 36 holes, not already qualified for the Women&aposs British Open, will qualify to compete on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, 2-5 August. Australian entries in the Jamie Farr Owens Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club, Ohio Rachel Hetherington Katherine Hull LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR No tournament this week.