Date: October 25, 2007

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Preview

PGA TOUR Robert Allenby headlines the Australian challenge at the Ginn sur Mer Classic in Florida. It is the first time the event has ever been staged and becomes part of the PGA Tour&aposs new “Fall Series”. The Tesoro Club is a par-72 layout designed by Arnold Palmer. Australians at Ginn sur Mer Classic at Tesoro Club, Florida Robert Allenby Andrew Buckle Gavin Coles Paul Gow Stephen Leaney Jarrod Lyle Michael Sim NATIONWIDE TOUR This week&aposs Miccosukee Championship represents the last chance for many players to crack the Top 25 and earn a spot in next week&aposs Nationwide Tour finale at Barona Creek. Three Australians are already firmly entrenched inside the Top 20 while David McKenzie is hovering dangerously on the fringe at 24th, but a solid result this weekend will get him over the line after finishing second at Black Creek last week. Australians at the Miccosukee Championship at Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, Florida Steven Bowditch Greg Chalmers Scott Gardiner Bradley Hughes David Lutterus David McKenzie Aron Price EUROPEAN TOUR The European Tour heads to Spain this week for the Mallorca Classic at Pula Golf Club. Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabel made history in 2005 when he became the first player to win a European Tour event on the course he designed. Three of the four winners of this event have been Spanish, so the internationals in the field this weekend, including five Aussies, will be hoping to buck the trend. Australians at the Mallorca Classic at Pula Golf Club, Spain Marcus Fraser Matthew Millar Peter O&aposMalley Wade Ormsby Terry Price Brett Rumford Andrew Tampion Matthew Zions ASIAN TOUR The Asian Tour is back in swing this week with a new event being played in Indonesia. The President&aposs Invitational features a strong international field including Lee Westwood, Simon Yates, Chapchai Nirat and 19 Australians such as Scott Hend, Adam Blyth, Adam Le Vesconte and young gun Won-joon Lee. The action gets underway Thursday afternoon (AEST). Australians at the Pertamina Indonesia President Invitational at Damia Indah Golf Club, Indonesia Scott Barr Neven Basic Rowan Beste Adam Blyth Marcus Both Anthony Brown Mitchell Brown Tony Carolan Gavin Flint David Gleeson Adam Groom Ashley Hall Scott Hend Brad Kennedy Jason King Adam Le Vesconte Won-joon Lee Gary Simpson Patrick Young LPGA TOUR Rachel Hetherington and Lindsey Wright will be the only Australians in the field as the LPGA goes to Thailand this week. The event will be played at the Pattaya Old Course in Siam. Australians at the Honda LPGA Championship at Siam Country Club, Thailand Rachel Hetherington Lindsey Wright LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR A number of Australians are currently in Italy fighting for their 2008 Ladies European Tour card. The Aussie contingent is a mixture of young blood and seasoned veterans but all have the same goal in mind – to secure their spot on the Tour for the forthcoming season. Stay tuned to Golf Australia for all news and results. Australians at Ladies European Tour Qualifying at Le Fonti Golf Club, Italy Wendy Berger Frances Bondad Kate Combes Melanie Holmes-Smith Tamara Hyett Katy Jarochowicz Belinda Kerr Dana Lacey Bronwyn Mullins-Lane Kristie Newton Bree Turnbull