04 Jul 2022 | Professional golf |

Aussies on Tour: Davis and Herbert's wild rides

by Dane Heverin

Cameron Davis and Lucas Herbert.

Cameron Davis and Lucas Herbert both built on recent good form with top-10 finishes at the John Deere Classic and Horizon Irish Open, while Kiwi Ryan Fox continued his blistering form as he came runner-up at Mount Juliet Estate.

Sydneysider Davis put together three three-under rounds of 68 with a breathtaking Saturday 65 that included an eagle and seven birdies to finish in the top-10 for the third time in his last seven starts.

In that third round, the 27-year-old uncovered a recipe for success as he bombed the ball long off the tee - 15 yards more than the weekly average - and caught fire with the flat stick - gaining two strokes on the field from putting alone.

His efforts on the final day were less electric as he went bogey free.

Defending champion Herbert said he felt like “an adopted Irishman” this week as he received plenty of encouragement from the local fans and he took them on a wild ride on Sunday.

The 26-year-old shot a front nine 40 to blow any hopes of contending before roaring back into the top-10 with a back nine 31 which included an eagle and four birdies.

At the halfway mark of the tournament, Herbert declared his goal was to reach 20-under at the end of 72 holes and while he fell eight shots short of that mark, he was spot on that it was the magic number as Polish victor Adrian Meronk reached that figure to best Fox by three strokes.

For the New Zealander, that result was his seventh top-10 finish in his last ten starts and it has catapulted him inside the top-50 in the world to a career best ranking of number 46.

It came off the back of bookending his tournament with eight-under rounds of 64, but rounds of 73 and 70 in between made victory elusive.

“18 was the only bad shot I hit today (he missed the green left and made bogey) and nice to see some putts go in,” Fox said.

“Been a weird week, shot 64 in the first round, didn’t miss a shot and same today, and then a little bit of scrappiness in the middle.”

Harrison Endycott boosted his chances of gaining a PGA Tour card with a ninth place finish at the Korn Ferry Tour’s The Ascendant in Colorado. 

The New South Welshman fired home a seven-under 65 and a four-under 68 on the weekend to move into 19th place on the Tour’s rankings - the top-25 at season’s end graduate to the PGA Tour.

Results

DP World Tour

Horizon Irish Open

Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

  • Winner Adrian Meronk (POL) 67-67-68-66-268 $1,000,000

  • 2 Ryan Fox 64-73-70-64-271 $666,660

  • T9 Lucas Herbert 69-68-68-71-276 $134,400

  • T58 Scott Hend 72-70-71-71-284 $18,000

  • T58 Min Woo Lee 72-70-71-71-284 $18,000

  • T67 Maverick Antcliff 71-69-75-70-285 $13,800

  • MC Jason Scrivener 73-70-143

  • MC Zach Murray 73-70-143

PGA Tour

John Deere Classic

TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois

  • Winner J. T .Poston (USA) 62-65-67-69-263 $1,278,000

  • T8 Cam Davis 68-68-65-68-269 $214,775

  • T51 Aaron Baddeley 69-70-69-69-277 $16,880.25

  • MC Cameron Percy 75-68-143

  • MC Brett Drewitt 71-72-143

  • MC Mark Hensby 70-77-147

  • MC Greg Chalmers 78-69-147

  • MC John Senden 76-73-149

Ladies European Tour

Amundi German Masters

Golf & Country Club Seddiner See, Germany

  • Winner Maja Stark (SWE) 68-68-67-70 €45,000

  • T42 Whitney Hillier 70-71-74-73-288 €1,800

Korn Ferry Tour

The Ascendant

TPC Colorado, Berthoud, Colorado

  • Winner Zecheng Dou(CHN) 69-67-68-67-271 $135,000

  • 9 Harrison Endycott 71-71-65-68-275 $20,625

  • T50 Nick Voke 75-68-70-71-284 $3,155

  • T67 Curtis Luck 67-74-78-68-287 $2,955

  • MC Ryan Ruffels 68-76-144

  • MC Rhein Gibson 76-76-152

Portland Invitational

Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Portland, Oregon

  • Winner Branden Grace (SA) 69-69-65-203

  • T16 Matt Jones 72-72-72-216 $223,600

  • T29 Travis Smyth 77-71-74-222 $153,000

  • T35 Wade Ormsby 70-76-77-223 $145,000

  • T44 Blake Windred 79-74-74-227 $127,000

  • 48 Jediah Morgan 76-84-77-232 $120,000

Challenge Tour

Italian Challenge Open

Golf Nazionale, Viterbo, Italy

  • Winner Kristian Korgh Johannessen (NOR)- won in a playoff - 66-69-71-67-273 €56,000

  • 52 Jarryd Felton 73-68-73-72-286 €1,330

  • MC Deyen Lawson 71-74-145

  • MC Dimitrios Papadatos 71-75-146

  • MC Daniel Hillier 79-70-149

PGA Tour Canada

Prince Edward Island Open

Dundarave GC, Cardigan, Prince Edward Island

  • Winner Brian Carlson(USA) 68-70-66-65-269 $36,000

  • MC Will Barnett 73-72-145

  • MC Cameron John 72-77-149

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