Date: October 22, 2007

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Review

PGA TOUR Mark Hensby fell short by just one stroke as he was pipped by Mike Weir in Scottsdale, Arizona. Going into the final round one adrift, Hensby carded a final round 69 but it wasn&apost enough to top the fast-finishing Canadian. Jarrod Lyle was the second-best Aussie at seven-under while Paul Gow and Andrew Buckle were the only others to make the cut. Australians at the Fry&aposs Electronics Open at Gray Hawk Golf Club, Arizona Mark Hensby -13 (2) Jarrod Lyle -7 (T12) Paul Gow +4 (T55) Andrew Buckle +5 (T61) Robert Allenby 70 71 (MC) Matthew Goggin 73 79 (MC) Michael Sim 71 71 (MC) Aaron Baddeley 69 73 (MC) Gavin Coles 73 69 (MC) Stephen Leaney 71 72 (MC) Nick Flanagan 74 70 (MC) NATIONWIDE TOUR Like his compatriot on the PGA Tour, David McKenzie came within a breath of winning this weekend, falling short by the narrowest of margins. The Aussie started the day in a share of sixth spot before putting together a round of 68 which included six birdies. Ron Whitaker of the US struggled to a 70, but it was enough to give him the victory. Back to back bogeys on 12 and 13 ultimately cost McKenzie, but it was a solid result for the Victorian nonetheless. David Lutterus and Aron Price also posted good results, finishing in a share of 11th place, while Scott Gardiner was a further stroke back at 11-under. Australians at the Chattanooga Classic at Black Creek Country Club, Tennessee David McKenzie -16 (2) David Lutterus -12 (T11) Aron Price -12 (T11) Scott Gardiner -11 (T17) Matthew Jones 70 71 (MC) Greg Chalmers 71 70 (MC) Bradley Hughes 74 73 (MC) Steven Bowditch 75 82 (MC) EUROPEAN TOUR Brett Rumford and Terry Price were the only Australians to make the cut at the Portuguese Masters. Rumford carded a strong score of 14-under to finish tied for 16th while Price finished at seven-under the card. Australians at the Portugal Masters at Oceanio Victoria Clube de Golfe, Portugal Brett Rumford -14 (T16) Terry Price -7 (T56) Matthew Millar 74 70 (MC) Marcus Fraser 73 72 (MC) Peter O&aposMalley 71 75 (MC) LPGA TOUR Rachel Hetherington was the best of the small Australian contingent at the LPGA event in Korea over the weekend. The veteran carded rounds of 72 and 80 to finish in a share of 31st while Wendy Doolan was an additional six strokes back. Swede Suzann Pettersen won the event by one stroke from Eun-Hee Ji. Australians at the Hana Bank KOLON Championship at Mauna Ocean Country Club, Korea Rachel Hetherington 72 80 (T31) Wendy Doolan 74 84 (T58) LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR No tournament this week.