Date: August 06, 2007

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Review

PGA TOUR Peter Lonard was on fire during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio, shooting a two-under 68 to finish equal-fourth alongside American Chris DiMarco. Although starting with a bogey, the former Australian Open Champ recovered and had back-to-back birdies on seven and eight before cruising through the back nine one-under. Rod Pampling was the second-best Aussie at five-over after shooting a superb three-under on Sunday. Stuart Appleby and Aaron Baddeley finished five and six-over respectively. World number one Tiger Woods maintained his dominance of the event, claiming a masterful eight-stroke victory with a bogey-free final round. Australian entries in the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club, Ohio Peter Lonard +1 (T4) Rod Pampling +5 (T14) Stuart Appleby +5 (T14) Aaron Baddeley +6 (T20) Richard Green +8 (T30) Adam Scott +9 (T36) John Senden +12 (45) Geoff Ogilvy +14 (T51) Nick O&aposHern +15 (T56) Mark Hensby +17 (67) Robert Allenby +32 (81) NATIONWIDE TOUR Bradley Hughes and David McKenzie led the Aussie charge in Kansas finishing 12-under at the Wichita Open. Both shot even-par final rounds to finish six strokes behind winner Brad Elder. Jason Day maintained his solid form with a 12-under while Scott Gardiner posted an 11-under to finish in a share of 19th spot. Australian entries in the Wichita Open at Crestview Country Club, Kansas Bradley Hughes -13 (T7) David McKenzie -13 (T7) Jason Day -12 (T13) Scott Gardiner -11 (T19) Marc Leishman -10 (T25) Aron Price -7 (T41) Greg Chalmers -7 (T41) Steve Collins -4 (T61) Steven Bowditch 71 67 (MC) Matthew Jones 70 69 (MC) Richard Swift 67 72 (MC) Kim Felton 72 69 (MC) European Tour Terry Pilkadaris was the best of the Australian contingent at the Russian Open, shooting a nine-under and taking a share of 13th position. Compatriot Scott Strange was one stroke back at eight-under while Matthew Zions fired a final-round 68 to move to seven-under. Swede Per-Ulrik Johansson claimed the title by six-strokes from Robert-Jan Derksen of Denmark. Australian entries in the Russian Open at Le Meridien Moscow, Russia Terry Pilkadaris -9 (T13) Scott Strange -8 (T21) Matthew Zions -7 (T26) Brett Rumford -6 (T13) Peter Fowler -5 (T38) David Bransdon 76 73 (MC) Simon Nash 77 73 (MC) Wade Ormsby 77 74 (MC) LPGA/European Tours Karrie Webb was the best of the Australians at seven-over in what could be described as a largely disappointing British Open for the contingent from down under. Webb posted rounds of 77 73 74 75 to finish 12 shots off the pace of Mexican world number one Lorena Ochoa who claimed her inaugural Major in style. Rachel Hetherington finished 13-over while Joanne Mills posted plus-16 as the only other Australian player to make the cut. Australian entries in the Women&aposs British Open at St Andrews, Scotland Karrie Webb +7 (T28) Rachel Hetherington +13 (T55) Joanne Mills +16 (64) Anna Rawson 80 72 (MC) Sarah Kemp 78 74 (MC) Wendy Doolan 78 74 (MC) Katherine Hull 79 74 (MC) Rebecca Stevenson 80 74 (MC) Nikki Garrett 74 81 (MC) Lindsey Wright 76 82 (MC)