Date: November 03, 2008

Aussies around the World: Weekend Review

LPGA TOUR HANA-BAN-KOLON CHAMPIONSHIP, Sky 72 Golf Club, Ocean Course, Incheon, Korea. Katherine Hull&aposs superb season continued in fine form as she finished runner-up at the tour&aposs Hana Bank-Kolon Championship in Korea. Hull shot a tournament record 66 in her opening round to leave her outright leader but a tough second round 76 saw her squander the advantage. But with the good form she has shown, Hull regained her composure for the final round and shot 69 for a total of 211. It left one stroke short of winner Candie Kung from Taiwan who benefited from a slam-dunked eagle on her final hole (the 9th) to finish with a total of 210 for the championship. Hull&aposs cheque for almost US$150,000 was another boost on what has been impressive year and leaves her with a realistic look at the top 20. “I set some goals at the start of the year I thought were challenging and I have to reset many goals,” Hull said speaking to Anna Rawson finished tied for 29th with American Morgan Pressel at 3-over. Click here for a full leaderboard PGA TOUR GINN SUR MER CLASSIC- The Conservatory, Palm Coast, Florida. A horror end to an approach shot on the 18th hole cost Robert Allenby his spot in a play-off at the Ginn Sur Mer Classic. Tied with the leading group at 6-under par, Allenby&aposs approach flew the green and landed in heavy sand. His wedge out of the trap ran long and a bogey brought him back to 5-under par. It was another intensely frustrating end for the Australian after an otherwise consistent performance. Peter Lonard finished tied for 12th after being T2 in the second round with Michael Sim and Nick O&aposHern a stroke back at 3-under par. Matt Jones and Gavin Coles also finished well. Jason Day, Mark Hensby and Nick Flanagan were among the Australians to miss the cut. Click here for a full leaderboard PGA EUROPEAN TOUR VOLVO MASTERS, Club de Golf Valderrama, Sotogrande, Cadiz, Spain. Dane Soren Kjeldsen held his lead from start to finish in the final round of the Volvo Masters to win by two strokes from Germany&aposs Martin Kaymer and England&aposs Anthony Wall at a rain-soaked Valderrama. Australia&aposs Richard Green was the big mover on the final day. Tied for 15th at the start of the round, Green shot a final round 67 to climb to outright seventh and finish at 2-under for the championship. Green finished one stroke behind England&aposs David Lynn and two strokes behind Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia who finished at 4-under. Click here for a full leaderboard LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR SUZHOU TAIHU LADIES OPEN, Suzhou-Taihu International GC, Suzhou, China With a glittering career coming toward the close, Annika Sorenstam added her 89th career title to the trophy cabinet with a play-off win in the Suzhou Taihu Open in China. Sorenstam defeated China&aposs Li Ying Ye at the second play-off hole of sudden death in the inaugural championship. Five strokes behind Ye going into the final round, Sorenstam shot a seven-under 65 to draw level with Ye at the end of regulation to force the play-off. Australia&aposs Karen Lunn had a positive finish- tied for 3rd place at 6-under for the tournament. Nicole Montgomery finished tied for 21st at 1-under par 215. Sarah Oh and Frances Bondad finished in a tie for 27th at 1-over par. Click here for a full leaderboard ASIAN TOUR ISKANDAR JOHOR OPEN, Royal Johor Country Club, Malaysia. Superb performances by Kane Webber, Mitchell Brown, Richard Moir and Andrew Dodt saw the four Australians finish in the top five at the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia. Webber, with rounds of 68-71-70-70 finished three strokes behind eventual winner Retief Goosen who broke through for his first victory since his Qatar Masters win in early 2007. Dodt, Brown and Moir finished tied for 4th at 7-under (281). Click here for a full leaderboard JAPAN TOUR MYNAVI ABC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP, ABC Golf Club, Japan. Australia&aposs Scott Laycock finished in a tie for 36th position at the Mynavi ABC Golf Championship. Laycock shot rounds of 73-75-71-73 to finish at 4-over par. Emerging star Ryo Ishikawa won the tournament by one stroke at 3-under par 279 Click here for a full leaderboard NATIONWIDE TOUR No event scheduled