Date: July 31, 2007

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Review

PGA TOUR Steve Allan was second going into the final round but couldn&apost maintain the pace to match eventual winner Jim Furyk. Despite going around in an even-par 71, Allan was no match for the American who had a hole-in-one among his final round of seven-under. Paul Gow was the next-best Aussie at 10-under for the tournament while Stephen Leaney was a further stroke back after a scorching round of 66 to close. Steve Elkington also recorded a final round of five-under and finished in a share of 22nd spot. Australian results from the Canadian Open at Angus Glen Golf Club, Ontario Steve Allan -11 (T7) Paul Gow -10 (T10) Stephen Leaney -9 (T15) Steve Elkington -8 (T22) Michael Sim -5 (T34) Matthew Goggin -5 (T34) Jarrod Lyle -2 (T47) Nathan Green 69 74 (MC) Gavin Coles 71 72 (MC) Paul Sheehan 71 73 (MC) Andrew Buckle 73 72 (MC) Ben Fegurson 74 72 (MC) Adam Bland 77 76 (MC) NATIONWIDE TOUR Jason Day fired a superb final round of eight-under but it wasn&apost quite enough to get the job done in Nebraska. The Queenslander was 23-under for the tournament, just a solitary stroke behind winner, Roland Thatcher of the United States. Day had a near perfect weekend, shooting rounds of 62 and 63 to maintain his presence at the top of the leaderboard. Over the last two rounds, Day recorded 14 birdies, two eagles and just one bogey. A bogey-free round for compatriot Richard Swift saw him jump into a share of fourth while Greg Chalmers fired a six-under to move to 17-under in what was an extremely positive tournament for the Australian contingent. Australian results from the Cox Classic at Champions Run, Nebraska Jason Day -23 (2) Richard Swift -19 (T4) Greg Chalmers -17 (T13) Matthew Jones -16 (T17) Steven Bowditch -14 (T23) David Lutterus -12 (T37) Nick Flanagan -10 (T50) Marc Leishman -8 (T55) Aron Price -6 (T61) David McKenzie 73 69 (MC) Kim Felton 71 72 (MC) Bradley Hughes 71 74 (MC) European Tour Australian Peter O&aposMalley started the final round in a share of 21st and 18 barnstorming holes later, he was outright fourth. A super round of 65 shot O&aposMalley up the leaderboard at the Deutsche Bank Players Championship in Germany. His round included eight birdies as the Aussie finished just five behind Andres Romero, who put the recent Open Championship disappointment behind him to claim his maiden European Tour victory. Nick O&aposHern was the next-best Aussie at nine-under while Matthew Millar and Wade Ormsby finished at eight-under. Australian results from the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe at Gut Kaden, Germany Peter O&aposMalley -14 (4) Nick O&aposHern -9 (T20) Matthew Millar -8 (T26) Wade Ormsby -8 (T26) Rod Pampling -6 (T40) Andrew Tampion -6 (T40) Terry Price -3 (T59) Brett Rumford -1 (T68) LPGA/European Tours Karrie Webb was the best of the Aussies with a one-under at the Evian Masters in France. The Queenslander started positively but faded over the final two rounds to finish in equal-12th alongside Laura Davies and Morgan Pressel. Rachel Hetherington finished at five-over, while Wendy Doolan and Nikki Garrett were 10 and 16-over respectively. American Natalie Gulbis broke through for her maiden LPGA Tour victory with a playoff win over Jeong Jang. The pair was deadlocked at four-under after 72 holes, but a birdie to Gulbis on the first playoff hole sealed a memorable victory. Australian results from the Evian Masters at Evian-les-Bains, France Karrie Webb -1 (T12) Rachel Hetherington +5 (T30) Wendy Doolan +10 (T57) Nikki Garrett +16 (T69)