31 Aug 2020 | Professional golf |
Aussies On Tour: Aug 31
by Golf Australia
It was a mad dash back across the Atlantic for many of our Aussie women this week and Katherine Kirk handled the change in scenery best.
A closing 66 helped her to a T7 result, the Queenslander's first top 10 since last year's ISPS Handa Vic Open.
Further north, only Marc Leishman and Cam Smith will progress to the PGA Tour's season-ending Tour Championship after a brutal test at the BMW Championship.
That means the 2019-20 FedEx Cup seasons of Adam Scott and Jason Day come to a close, though there's still plenty of meaningful golf to be played this calendar year.
In Europe, it was another West Australian flying the flag as Min Woo Lee finished T11 in the UK to climb to 24th on the Race To Dubai rankings.
That marks Lee's fifth top 15 finish – including a win – in what has been a brilliant first full European Tour season.
But our latest #AussieOfTheWeek came from central Europe, as rising star Steph Kyriacou cracked the top five on the Ladies European Tour in just her fourth start as a professional.
So to last week's sensational major debut and this week's first big pay cheque, we say congratulations to Steph Kyriacou!
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR
Czech Ladies Open
Golf Club Beroun, Czech Republic
Won by Emily Pedersen at -17 by four shots
5 – Steph Kyriacou, -10, 69-71-66
T35 – Whitney Hillier, -2, 72-70-72
MC – Amy Walsh, +12, 76-80
Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
Pinnacle CC, Arkansas
Won by Austin Ernst at -20 by two shots
T7 – Katherine Kirk, -14, 65-68-66
T28 – Minjee Lee, -9, 68-70-65
T71 – Sarah Kemp, -3, 69-71-70
MC – Su Oh, -1, 70-71
MC – Hannah Green, E, 72-70
MC – Sarah Jane Smith, +1, 71-72
Olympia Fields CC, Illinois
Won by Jon Rahm (-4) in a playoff over Dustin Johnson
T20 – Cam Smith, +5, 75-73-68-69
T25 – Adam Scott, +6, 72-69-70-75
64 – Jason Day, +14, 76-74-76-68
69 – Marc Leishman, +30, 80-78-79-73
ISPS Handa UK Championship
The Belfry, England
Won by Rasmus Hojgaard (-14) in a playoff over Justin Walters
T11 – Min Woo Lee, -9, 71-71-68-69
T25 – Wade Ormsby, -4, 68-74-73-69
T31 – Jake McLeod, -2, 71-71-79-65
MC – Maverick Antcliff, +4, 78-70
MC – Zach Murray, +5, 71-78
MC – Scott Hend, +15, 75-84
KORN FERRY TOUR
Korn Ferry Tour Championship
Victoria National GC, Indiana
Won by Brandon Wu at -18 by one shot
T42 – Harrison Endycott, -6, 70-73-69-70
MC – Jamie Arnold, E, 72-72
MC – Brett Coletta, +1, 72-73
MC – Ryan Ruffels, +1, 72-73
MC – Brett Drewitt, +4, 72-76
Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National
Ozarks National Golf Couse, Missouri
Won by Phil Mickelson at -22 by four shots
T11 – Rod Pampling, -12, 64-65-72
T20 – David McKenzie, -9, 62-70-72
T49 – Stephen Leaney, -4, 70-69-70
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