Date: April 28, 2008

Chalmers continues Aussie domination

Australian Greg Chalmers has survived a playoff-hole stumble to post victory on the Nationwide Tour, taking the Henrico County Open in Virginia. Chalmers, the fifth Australian to win in eight events on the second-tier tour, three-putted the second extra hole but held on to down Norway&aposs Henrik Bjornstad. Bjornstad was in trouble from the tee on the sudden death hole when he landed his drive in the water. The pair emerged from a crowded leaderboard during the final round and finished regulation tied at 14-under-par 274. The Australian carded a two-under-par 70 on the final day, as did Bjornstad. His compatriot Wade Ormsby (77) had a disappointing Sunday, falling from third at the start of play to 23rd. Andrew Buckle (70) was the only other Australian to finish inside the top 30, tied for 36th. Chalmers&apos win in the $96,500 puts him into second place on the money list for the season, behind countryman Jarrod Lyle. “This feels really good to win this early in the year,&apos&apos Chalmers said. “I&aposve been playing very nicely to this point. I felt this kind of win was just around the corner for me and it&aposs nice to actually turn that corner.&apos&apos The win catapults Chalmers alongside fellow Australians Lyle, Ewan Porter, Gavin Coles and Aron Price on the winner&aposs list this year. It also goes a long way to securing him a place on the PGA Tour in 2009, with the top 25 at the end of the season offered a place on the lucrative main tour.