Date: April 03, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Stieger continues climb up world rankings

Former Australian Amateur champion Matt Stieger recorded his third Top 10 finish in as many starts on the weekend to continue his climb up the Official World Golf Rankings. Stieger, a Golf Australia Rookie Squad member, finished in a tie for fifth at last weekend&aposs Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand which was won by fellow Aussie Scott Hend. It was Stieger&aposs second tie for fifth in a row following his good result at the Sail-SBI Open three weeks earlier and saw him move to number 394 on the rankings, above the likes of Stuart Appleby and Nathan Green. Prior to the Sail-SBI Open, the New South Welshman finished in a tie for 8th at the NZ PGA Championship. Stieger&aposs big breakthrough came towards the end of 2012 when he recorded his first professional win at the NSW PGA Championship. He is now in India for this week&aposs Panasonic Indian Open which begins on Thursday.