Date: July 16, 2007

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Review

By Alistair Hogg PGA TOUR Despite leading throughout most of the tournament, Nathan Green was out-sprinted down the stretch by American Jonathan Byrd. Green posted an even-par final round for a total of 15-under, but it was three strokes shy of Byrd&aposs 18-under which included final rounds of 65 and 66. Michael Sim went three-under on the final day to post a 12-under while Stephen Leaney was one stroke back after a 68 on Sunday. PGA Tour debutant and former National Squad member Bronson LaCassie showed very promising signs finishing at three-under. The Queenslander was five under through two rounds but fell off the pace, however showed plenty of signs than he has a very bright future. Australian results from the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run, Illinois Nathan Green -15 (T3) Michael Sim -12 (T11) Stephen Leaney -11 (T15) Steve Allan -8 (T32) Gavin Coles -5 (T54) Paul Gow -4 (T57) Bronson LaCassie -3 (T62) Andrew Buckle 69 72 (MC) Peter Lonard 69 73 (MC) Jarrod Lyle 69 73 (MC) Paul Sheehan 72 72 (MC) David Diaz 75 71 (MC) John Senden 78 71 NATIONWIDE TOUR Steven Bowditch was the best of the Aussies on the Nationwide Tour with an equal-fifth placed finish at the Nationwide Children&aposs Hospital Invitational event in Ohio. Bowditch carded a tournament best 66 on Sunday to jump up the leaderboard, finishing just four shots behind winner Daniel Summerhays. Last week&aposs winner, Jason Day, also finished at two-under while fellow Aussie David McKenzie was a further stroke back. Australian entries in the Nationwide Children&aposs Hospital Invitational at Ohio State University Scarlet Course, Ohio Steven Bowditch -2 (T5) Jason Day -2 (T5) David McKenzie -1 (T10) Scott Gardiner +1 (T16) Matthew Jones +4 (T27) Nick Flanagan +4 (T27) Kim Felton +12 (67) Greg Chalmers 74 73 (MC) Marc Leishman 79 70 (MC) Aron Price 73 76 (MC) David Lutterus 75 74 (MC) Bradley Hughes 79 (WD) EUROPEAN TOUR It was a weekend to forget for the Australian contingent in Scotland with five of eight missing the cut and the other three finishing outside the top-50. Matthew Millar was the best at three-over, a massive 17 strokes behind Phil Mickelson and Gregory Havret. Peter O&aposMalley and Wade Ormsby came in at four-over but it was Havret that would leave the spoils after a sudden-death win over his American foe. Australian results from the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond, Glasgow Matthew Millar +3 (T57) Peter O&aposMalley +4 (T60) Wade Ormsby +4 (T60) Marcus Fraser 70 72 (MC) Terry Price 74 69 (MC) Richard Green 74 70 (MC) Andrew Tampion 77 71 (MC) Brett Rumford 75 75 (MC) ASIAN TOUR No tournament this week. LPGA TOUR Although representing a small Australian field, Rachel Hetherington and Katherine Hull did their nation proud at the Jamie Farr Owens Classic in Ohio this week. The pair finished at two-under in a share of 21st position. Hetherington shot consistent rounds of 70 71 71 70 while Hull posted 71 72 71 and a final round 68. Se Ri Pak took the title at an incredible 17-under three strokes ahead of American Morgan Pressel. Australian results from the Jamie Farr Owens Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club, Ohio Rachel Hetherington -2 (T21) Katherine Hull -2 (T21) LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR No tournament this week.