PGA Tour Australasia

With a 53m pitch shot holed for an eagle on the par 4 15th hole, Mark Brown hit the lead at the Northern Territiory PGA Championship in Darwin. Unfortunately he wasn’t the only one to storm home, 2018 NZ Open winner Daniel Nisbet also got hot on the back 9 and finished with a round of 63 to stride past the rest of the field and take the win. Brown’s final round 65 scored him a 4th place finish. Harry Bateman and Adelaide based Campbell Rawson were both right in the mix with a round to play, but 72 for Bateman and a frustrating 77 for Rawson saw them slide down the leaderboard and finish T16th and T22nd respectively. Other Kiwis to make the cut were James Anstiss, T22nd, Josh Munn and Nick Voke T40th and Michael Long T47th. Chang Gi Lee missed the cut by 1, and Hayden Beard was another shot back.

https://www.pga.org.au/tourns/pga-tour/event/leaderboard?season=2018&tour=pga&id=1085

Korean Tour

Tae Koh has recorded his best finish of the season on the Korean Tour with a T7th finish a the Busan Open. A stand out round of 65 on day 2 gave Koh the lead for the first time in a Tour event. Though he wasn’t able to keep the momentum going over the weekend, Koh enjoyed the new environment of playing in front of big crowds and tv cameras, and is ticking the week off as a great learning experience.

http://live.kpga.co.kr/livescore/progressRound.asp

Symetra Tour

73 74 wasn’t good enough to make the weekend for Liv Cheng, missing the cut by 4 strokes at the Battle Creek Country Club.

http://www.symetratour.com/leaderboard

Web.Com Tour

Tim Wilkinson has put together another tidy weeks work at the WinCo Foods Portland Open. 71, 67, 70, 68 added up to an 8 under par total and a tie for 16th place. Steven Alker’s rounds of 73, 69 missed the cut by 2.

https://www.pgatour.com/webcom/leaderboard.html

LPGA Tour

Its been another good week for Lydia Ko. On a leaderboard packed with low scores, Ko’s 15 under par total was good enough for a share of 16th place, which helped maintain her 10th position in the Race to CME Globe standings.

http://www.lpga.com/tournaments/indy-women-in-tech/leaderboard

PGA Tour

Danny Lee has capped a very solid week of scoring with a final round 64 to snare 24th place at the Wyndham Classic. Lee moved up 4 spots to 103 on the Fed Ex Cup list and is safely through to the playoffs. More of this form will be required over the next few events to keep progressing through the knockout nature of the final series. The field is limited to top 125 this week at the Northern Trust Open, then cut to 100 for the Dell Technologies Championship, 70 at the BMW Championship and finally top 30 at the Tour Championship.

https://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

European Tour

Josh Geary had a frustrating result in his first event back in Europe for 6 weeks. Geary posted 72 69, 1 over par, to miss the weekend play by just one shot. With a busy schedule ahead, Geary will no doubt be better off with a weeks acclimatisation and body clock adjustment behind him.

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2018/tournamentid=2018068/leaderboard/index.html#/results

US Amateur Championship

Top NZ amateur Daniel Hiller has put in a fantastic performance at the US Amateur in Pebble Beach, finishing joint medalist in the 36 hole strokeplay. Looking to be the second Kiwi to win the matchplay, after Danny Lee’s 2008 win, Hillier was beaten in the second round.

http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2018/u-s--amateur.html#!scoring

World Long Drive Championship

Phyllis Meti has finished 3rd in the latest round of the World Long Drive Champs.

Looking at the numbers, Meti clearly didn’t find her best world champ bombing form! Still a great result though!

https://wldc.infotreegolf.com/public/leaderboard/tournament/110/division/245