Date: August 28, 2007

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Review

PGA TOUR Geoff Ogilvy shot back-to-back 69&aposs to close at The Barclays and finish in a share of fourth position. The former US Open champ had a bogey free round to maintain his spot toward the top of the leader board, four strokes behind winner Steve Stricker. Adam Scott was the second-best Aussie, finding some form to finish at eight-under. His final round 68 capped a solid weekend for the 27-year old while Aaron Baddeley also showed glimpses of his best on his way to a tournament total of five-under. Australians at The Barclays at Westchester Country Club, New York Geoff Ogilvy -12 (T4) Adam Scott -8 (T14) Aaron Baddeley -5 (T25) Rod Pampling -4 (T35) Nick O&aposHern -4 (T35) Andrew Buckle +1 (T65) Nathan Green +2 (T69) Steve Elkington 70 73 (MC) Steve Allan 69 75 (MC) Matthew Goggin 70 74 (MC) John Senden 75 71 (MC) Robert Allenby 77 71 (MC) Stuart Appleby 74 75 (MC) Peter Lonard 75 76 (MC) Stephen Leaney 76 (WD) Gavin Coles (WD) NATIONWIDE TOUR Matthew Jones put together a final round 68 to finish in a share of second place on the Nationwide Tour in West Virginia. Jones&apos round was set up by three consecutive birdies from the sixth hole before adding a couple more on 12 and 17. He finished on 14-under alongside Justin Hicks and only one stroke behind American winner Jimmy Walker. Jarrod Lyle (-4) and Kim Felton (-3) were the only other Aussies under par while James Nitties finished even with the card. Nick Flanagan meanwhile appeared to be suffering a hangover, missing the cut after last week&aposs euphoric victory which sealed his PGA Tour card. Australians at the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic at Bridgeport, West Virginia Matthew Jones -14 (T2) Jarrod Lyle -4 (T37) Kim Felton -3 (T46) James Nitties E (T59) Nick Flanagan 71 74 (MC) Richard Swift 73 72 (MC) David McKenzie 71 75 (MC) Greg Chalmers 70 76 (MC) Bradley Hughes 74 79 (MC) Jason Day 70 (WD) EUROPEAN TOUR Brett Rumford was the best of the Aussies at the KLM Open at five-under the card, seven shots behind British winner Ross Fisher. David Bransdon was the only other Australian under par as just four players made the cut in what was a disappointing event overall for the Aussie contingent. Australians at the KLM Open at Kennemer Golf and Country Club, Sweden Brett Rumford -5 (T17) David Bransdon -3 (T27) Matthew Millar +5 (T65) Wade Ormsby +9 (T70) Terry Pilkadaris 67 75 (MC) Scott Strange 72 70 (MC) Andrew Tampion 67 76 (MC) Matthew Zions 71 72 (MC) Terry Price 70 76 (MC) Andrew Hastie 79 82 (MC) LPGA TOUR Lindsey Wright fired a total of two-under to finish in equal-17th at the Safeway Classic in Oregon. The Aussie posted scores of 70 70 and 74 to emerge from the event placed ahead of Karrie Webb (E), Katherine Hull (+3) and Rachel Hetherington and Wendy Doolan who missed the cut. Wright recently launched her personal website and you can check it out at Australians at the Safeway Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland Lindsey Wright -2 (T17) Karrie Webb E (T28) Katherine Hull +3 (T28) Rachel Hetherington 76 73 (MC) Wendy Doolan 78 78 (MC) LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR Nikki Garrett posted a total of three-under to finish outright second at the SAS Masters, however she was a whole nine strokes behind winner Suzann Pettersen. The 22-year old from the Central Coast fired scores of 69, 73 and 71 to lead the rest of the field as Pettersen left them in her wake. Joanne Mills backed up from her impressive win last week with a Top-10 finish in Oslo. She fired a total of three-over to leave her in a share of eighth while compatriot Lisa Jean was also impressive, finishing equal-22nd. Australians at the SAS Masters at Losby Golf Club, Oslo Nikki Garrett -3 (2) Joanne Mills +3 (T8) Lisa Jean +6 (T22) Cherie Byrnes +8 (T34) Leah Hart +8 (T34) Anna Rawson +10 (T44) Karen Lunn +10 (T44) Shani Waugh 77 76 (MC) Katy Jarochowicz (MC) Tamara Hyett 80 77 (MC) Carlie Butler 79 81 (MC) Wendy Berger 83 79 (MC) Bree Turnbull 82 82 (MC)