Date: September 30, 2008

Weekend Review- Aussies around the world

PGA TOUR Fed Ex Cup Play-Offs, The Tour Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta. Camilo Villegas recorded his second tour victory in a fortnight, downing Sergio Garcia in a play-off for the Tour Championship at East Lake, Atlanta. Firing six birdies in his final eleven holes, Villegas joined Garcia at 7-under (273) and went down the 18th again in the play-off. Holding par and bettering Garcia who found deep rough, Villegas pocketed a US$1.26 million cheque but it was too late to topple Vijay Singh who won the FedEx Cup overall. It was the third time in a row that Garcia has blown a 54-hole lead on the tour in three years and the anguish of missing a 20-foot birdie putt to win in regulation was clear to see. Robert Allenby had a disappointing final day, shooting a 4-over (76) after starting the final day at T5. He finished 16th at 4-over (284), two strokes behind Stuart Appleby who finished at 2-over for a share of 10th. For a full leaderboard click here LPGA TOUR Navistar LPGA Classic, RTJ Golf Trail, Capitol Hill s The Senator, Alabama It was another tense play-off in Alabama at the Navistar LPGA Classic. With Lorena Ochoa, Cristie Kerr and Candie Kung tied on 15-under (273), Ochoa took two sudden death holes to edge out Kerr and Kung and claim her seventh tour victory of the season. But the Australians put on an excellent performance with Sarah-Jane Kenyon and Wendy Doolan at the pointy end of the leaderboard- tied for 6th- and just two strokes behind the play-off group. It was Doolan&aposs best result in some time and Kenyon&aposs second positive finish in successive tournaments after finishing T16 at the Bell-Micro Classic. Canadian Open champion Katherine Hull was a shot back at 12-under. Karrie Webb finished at T20 on 10-under. Rachel Hetherington and Michelle Ellis finished at T39 and T47 respectively. Click here for a full leaderboard EUROPEAN TOUR Quinn Insurance British Masters, The Belfry, West Midlands The third play-off decider of the weekend happened at The Belfry at the Quinn Insurance British Masters as Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano pipped Lee Westwood for the title. Beginning the final round 3 shots behind Westwood, Fernandez-Castano shot a bogey-free round of 67 to join Westwood at 12-under (276) and force the decider. Australia s Marcus Fraser started the championship solidly with rounds of 67 and 73 but a third round 77 made things difficult and he finished at T16. For a full leaderboard click here LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR Vediorbis Open de France Dames, Arras Golf Club, France Karen Lunn produced another solid performance at the Vediorbis Open in France. Italy s Stefania Croce led the field for 54-holes but fell short to German Anja Monke who recovered from a second round 78 to shoot a 65 and 68 and win with 10-under (278). Dana Lacey was two strokes back from Lunn, tied for 17th at 1-under. Kate Combes finished7-over while Joanne Mills retired after two rounds and Frances Bondad missed the cut after a horror first round of 83. Click here for a full leaderboard ASIAN TOUR ASIA-PACIFIC Panasonic Open, Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan. Brendan Jones finished with a superb final round 66 to claim 12th position at the Asia-Pacific Open in Japan. Jones&apos 7-under (273) was 9 strokes behind Japan&aposs Hideto Tanihara who won on 16-under (264). Adam Blyth and Marcus Both finished at T28 (-3) while Scott Laycock and Craig Parry both finished over the card at 1-over and 2-over respectively. Click here for a full leaderboard JAPAN TOUR see Asian Tour listing (shared event) FUTURES TOUR No event scheduled NATIONWIDE TOUR No event scheduled