Date: September 09, 2008

Aussies around the world: Weekend Preview

LPGA TOUR Bell Micro LPGA Classic, Alabama The LPGA Tour swings back into gear this week after a fortnight break from action. The women headed to Mobile, Alambama on Thursday for the Bell Micro LPGA Classic, played on the Magnolia Grove Golf Course. After the opening round overnight, Australia s Anna Rawson, fresh from a top-10 finish in Scandanavia, shares the lead with China s Shanshan Feng after a 5-under round of 67. The next best Australian is Katherine Hull who is tied for 24th after an opening round 1-under par 71. Sarah-Jane Kenyon, just a week after earning her LPGA Tour card, finished her opening round with a 1-over 73. Leaderboard: T1. Anna Rawson, Shanshan Feng -5 (67) T24. Katherine Hull, Wendy Doolan -1 (71) T51. Sarah Kemp, Lindsey Wright, Sarah-Jane Kenyon +1 (73) T73. Rachel Hetherington +2 (74) EUROPEAN TOUR Mercedes Benz Championship, Golf Club Gut Larchenof, Germany Richard Green is the highest-placed Australian after the opening round of this weekend s Mercedes-Benz Championship. Green sits at T21 with an even par 72, sitting six shots behind leaders Richard Finch and last week s European Masters winner Jean-Francois Lucquin. Stuart Appleby finished his opening round with a 2-over 74 to sit at T46. Leaderboard: T1. Richard Finch, Jean Francois Lucquin -6 (66) T21. Richard Green E (72) T46. Stuart Appleby, Scott Strange +2 (74) LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR Uniqua Ladies Golf Open, Wiener Neustadt, Austria Australia s Karen Lunn leads the field by one stroke after her opening round at Golf Club Fohrenwald. The 1993 British Open champion strung together six birdies to card a 6-under round of 66, one stroke ahead of four players at T2 including compatriot Vicky Thomas. Joanne Mills sits at T11 after a 3-under round of 69. Leaderboard 1. Karen Lunn -6 (66) T2. Vicky Thomas -5 (67) T11. Joanne Mills -3 (69) T19. Dana Lacey -2 (70) T26. Bronwyn Mullins-Lane -1 (71) T45. Frances Bondad, Nikki Garrett E (72) PGA TOUR No event scheduled FUTURES TOUR No event scheduled ASIAN TOUR No event scheduled JAPAN TOUR No event scheduled