Date: September 06, 2007

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Review

PGA TOUR IN PROGRESS – American Brett Wetterich leads by a stroke from Aaron Oberholser but a field of superstars is nipping at their heels heading into the final round. Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and our very own Aaron Baddeley are just two and three shots behind respectively and will be doing all they can to grab those valuable FedEx Cup points. Australians at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston, Massachusetts Aaron Baddeley -10 John Senden -8 Adam Scott -7 Steve Elkington -7 Geoff Ogilvy -6 Robert Allenby -5 Nathan Green -4 Rod Pampling -4 Stuart Appleby 69 76 (MC) Peter Lonard 72 74 (MC) Nick O&aposHern 78 70 (MC) Stephen Leaney 1 (WD) NATIONWIDE TOUR No tournament this week. EUROPEAN TOUR A 10-strong field of Aussies is in Scotland preparing for the Johnny Walker Championship at the prestigious Gleneagles. Only one Aussie has won the event before and that was Adam Scott back in 2002, however Peter O&aposMalley has also tasted success at this course, winning the Scottish Open in 1992. Australians at the Johnny Walker Championship at Gleneagles, Scotland Wade Ormsby -6 (T18) Brett Rumford -3 (T33) Matthew Millar +3 (T60) Peter O&aposMalley +7 (T64) Terry Pilkadaris +12 (68) Terry Price +14 (69) Scott Strange 71 76 (MC) Andrew Tampion 72 76 (MC) David Bransdon 72 78 (MC) Marcus Fraser 76 79 (MC) LPGA TOUR Rachel Hetherington produced one of the best performances by an Australian on the LPGA Tour this season with an equal-third placed finish at the State Farm Classic in Illinois. The Aussie was the only player in the field to shoot four consecutive sub-par rounds to finish at 14-under, tied with Annika Sorenstam and three strokes behind winner Sherri Steinhauer. The eight-time LPGA event winner recorded a season-best result after previously finishing equal-eighth in the Safeway International in March and the Wegman&aposs LPGA in June. Australians at the State Farm Classic at Panther Creek Country Club, Illinois Rachel Hetherington -14 (T3) Karrie Webb E (T53) Katherine Hull 75 71 (MC) Lindsey Wright 72 75 (MC) FUTURES TOUR No tournament this week. LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR Joanne Mills has hit a purple patch that has seen her record three consecutive Top-10 finishes on the Ladies European Tour, including a victory in Wales. The Aussie tour veteran was again a top performer, shooting one-over to finish in a share of eighth position at the Finnair Masters. Mills recorded rounds of 71 72 71 to finish two strokes ahead of the next-best Australian, Anna Rawson who finished at three-over after a solid final round of 70. Australians at the Finnair Masters at Helsinki Golf Club, Finland Joanne Mills +1 (T8) Anna Rawson +3 (T12) Leah Hart +7 (T33) Lisa Jean +8 (T41) Bree Turnbull +8 (T41) Sarah Kemp +9 (T50) Karen Lunn +10 (T52) Cherie Byrnes 75 74 (MC) Carlie Butler 73 78 (MC) Katy Jarochowicz 77 76 (MC) Tamara Hyett 76 78 (MC)