Date: March 03, 2009

Aussies around the world: Weekend Review

PGA TOUR WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, Ritz-Carlton GC, Dove Mountain, Arizona. Geoff Ogilvy bumped triple-Major champion Padraig Harrington out of fourth spot in the world rankings after his victory in the Accenture Match Play Championshop in Arizona. The Victorian, a self- confessed fan of the format, played sensational golf in defeating England s Paul Casey in the final 4&3. It was all the more sweet for Ogilvy in dispatching teenage sensation Rory McIlroy, Colombian Camilo Villegas and veteran Stewart Cink on route to victory. It was Ogilvy s second win at this championship and his third final round appearance in four years. Australia s Brendan Jones fell to Tiger in their much publicised opening round, Mat Goggin and Aaron Baddeley both lost to eventual runner-up Paul Casey, Adam Scott was eliminated by Sean O Hair in the opening round, Robert Allenby lost in the opening round to Ross Fisher, Martin Kaymer defeated Stuart Appleby an Rod Pampling lost to Camilo Villegas. PGA TOUR Mayakoba Golf Classic- Riviera Maya-Cancun. Aron Price, James Nitties and Jarrod Lyle finished in a tie for 6th place at 7-under par at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico. The trio were six shots behind winner American Mark Wilson who secured his second PGA Tour career title. Nick O Hern, Jason Day and Greg Chalmers finished midway down the leaderboard. LPGA TOUR Honda LPGA Thailand, Siam CC, Choburi, Thailand. World number nine Karrie Webb finished tied with Cristie Kerr and Jee Young Lee in 19th position at the Honda LPGA Thailand tournament. Webb finished at 1-under par for the tournament, 13 shots behind world number one Lorena Ochoa who stormed to victory at 14-under. Lindsey Wright finished in a tie for 22nd while ANZ Masters winner Katherine Hull finished in 40th position after a second round 77 saw her drop down the leaderboard. PGA EUROPEAN TOUR Indonesia Open, New Kuta GC, Bali, Indonesia. Australia s Marcus Fraser was the highest placed Australian at the Indonesia Open in Bali. Fraser shot rounds of 69-73-70-70 to finish at 6-under par, six shots behind Thai winner Thongchai Jaidee. Tony Carolan and Brett Rumford were further down the leaderboard. ASIAN TOUR See PGA European Tour event. NATIONWIDE TOUR Moonah Classic, Moonah Links Golf Club, Victoria Melbourne local Alistair Presnell snared the 2009 Moonah Classic by one stroke from veteran Peter O Malley on Sunday. Presnell, who spent part of 2008 travelling around the United States in a van trying to get into Nationwide Tour events via Monday final qualifying, has earnt himself a 2 year exemption to Nationwide Tour events with his win. Michael Sim finished in third place with Americans Skip Kendall and Daniel Summerhays sharing fourth place with Adam Bland and Terry Pilkadaris. The LET is yet to commence in 2009