Date: May 26, 2008

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Review

PGA TOUR Rod Pampling came oh so close to breaking through for a win at the Crowne Plaza Invitational but was upstaged by a miracle shot from world number two Phil Mickelson on the final hole in Texas. &aposPamps&apos started the day just one off the pace and finished in a share of second, just one behind the American who scrambled for a miraculous birdie on the 72nd hole to win in regulation. Australians at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club, Texas T2: Rod Pampling -13 T7: Geoff Ogilvy -7 T26: Nathan Green -3 T33: Nick O&aposHern -2 T46: Steve Elkington Ev T46: Matthew Goggin Ev MC: Mark Hensby 73 70 MC: Jason Day 77 67 MC: John Senden 72 73 MC: Nick Flanagan 69 77 MC: Matt Jones 72 76 CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD NATIONWIDE TOUR Other than the stellar effort from Greg Chalmers, it was a lean weekend on the Nationwide Tour for the Australian contingent. Chalmers was the best of the Aussies, finishing in a share of fourth while Paul Gow was equal-15th as just six of the 18 starters made the cut. Andrew Buckle also performed well to finish in a share of 18th at five under the card. Australians at the Melwood Prince George&aposs County Open at The Country Club at Woodmore, Maryland T4: Greg Chalmers -10 T15: Paul Gow -6 T18: Andrew Buckle -5 T32: Andrew Bonhomme -3 T57: Ewan Porter +4 65: Won Joon Lee +6 MC: Steven Dartnall 75 70 MC: Gavin Coles 74 71 MC: Scott Gardiner 72 74 MC: Marc Leishman 75 71 MC: Steven Bowditch 75 71 MC: David McKenzie 73 74 MC: Wade Ormsby 73 75 MC: Aron Price 74 74 MC: Brad Lamb 73 75 MC: Bradley Hughes 74 74 MC: Jarrod Lyle 75 75 MC: Kim Felton 74 83 WD: Michael Sim CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD EUROPEAN TOUR Richard Green and Marcus Fraser were the leading Aussies at the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club in England. Green started the final round just inside the Top 10 and moved up to a share of sixth spot with a stellar 69. Spaniard Miguel Angel Jiminez won the tournament on the second playoff hole over local hope Oliver Wilson. Australians at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, England T6: Richard Green -7 T34: Marcus Fraser -1 T46: Peter O&aposMalley +2 MC: Kane Webber 80 69 MC: Scott Strange 73 78 MC: Brett Rumford 80 74 CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD ASIAN TOUR No tournament this week. JAPANESE TOUR Steve Conran produced a magnificent display to finish equal-fifth on the Japanese Tour over the weekend. Conran shot rounds of 69, 67, 68 and 71 to finish at 13-under, five strokes behind runaway winner Hideto Tanihara. Australian Open champion Craig Parry was just one behind his countryman after an extremely strong finish including rounds of 66 and 69 on the weekend. Australians at the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup at Tojigaoka Marine Hills Golf Club, Japan T5: Steve Conran -13 T10: Craig Parry -12 T16: Paul Sheehan -8 T27: Ryan Haller -5 T33: Brendan Jones -4 T55: Scott Laycock +1 T60: Wayne Perske +2 MC: Chris Campbell 72 72 MC: Ben Burge 69 75 MC: Craig Jones 78 69 CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD LPGA TOUR Katherine Hull and Anna Rawson flew the flag for Australia in New York on the LPGA Tour, the pair finishing one shot apart in 11th and 15th respectively. Hull went into the final round just one off the pace but could only manage a 73 while Rawson rocketed in to the top 15 with a 70. Australians at the Corning Classic at Corning Country Club, New York T11: Katherine Hull -5 T15: Anna Rawson -4 T31: Sarah Jane Kenyon -1 T67: Michelle Ellis +7 MC: Wendy Doolan 76 74 CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD FUTURES TOUR No tournament this week. LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR Joanne Mills and Dana Lacey were the best of the Australian contingent at the Ladies Swiss Open at four-under. The final round was called off due to bad weather and Suzann Pettersen of Norway was declared the winner at 22-under par from AMy Yang at 16-under. Australians at the Ladies Swiss Open at Golf Gerre Losone, Switzerland T22: Joanne Mills -4 T22: Dana Lacey -4 T55: Kate Combes +2 T55: Bronwyn Mullins-Lane +2 64: Nikki Garrett +6 MC: Frances Bondad 78 70 MC: Leah Hart 72 77 MC: Karen Lunn 75 75 MC: Cherie Byrnes 76 78 CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD