02 May 2022 | Professional golf |

Aussies on Tour: Green falls short in California

by Dane Heverin

Hannah Green with her caddie Nate Blasko.

For a second straight week West Australian Hannah Green has experienced the disappointment of being in the final group on Sunday but not bringing home the trophy.

Green entered the final round with a one stroke lead, playing alongside New Zealander Lydia Ko – who finished in a tie for third - but a second straight one-over round of 72 relegated the world number 19 into a share of fifth at seven-under par – three shots behind American winner Marina Alex.

From the outset Green had her work cut out for her courtesy of bogeys at the second and third. She fought back immediately after however with a birdie at the fourth and another at the seventh to return to her starting point.

A bogey at the eighth was an unfortunate setback, but she hung in to remain in contention with a birdie at the par-3 12th until the fatal moment arrived at the 17th.

Two shots behind Alex with two holes to play, Green had no choice but to attack the right pin. Unfortunately, the aggressive play did not pay off as her tee shot found the rough short of the green and she scrambled for bogey. She will now head home to Australia for a break with family and friends.

Minjee Lee began the final round among the contenders, but the world number four finished tied for 13th at five-under after she was unable to recapture the magic from her eight-under opening round of 63.

The biggest Australian result of week was Harrison Endycott’s triumph at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Huntsville Championship in Alabama and you can read the full story on his victory here.

At the Ladies European Tour’s Women’s NSW Open at Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club, rookie professional Cassie Porter impressed by coming in a tie for fourth, while 15-year-old amateur Sarah Hammett made it back-to-back top-ten finishes during the LET’s two-week Australian swing with a tied eighth finish. Australia’s highest ranked amateur, Kirsten Rudgeley, also cracked the top-ten.

In Texas, New Zealander Steven Alker took out the Champions Tour’s Insperity Invitational by a commanding four strokes, while Robyn Choi cracked the top-ten at the Epson Tour’s Garden City Classic at Buffalo Dunes with Karis Davidson and Julienne Soo in the top-15.

Jason Scrivener followed up his big week at the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic with Jason Day by finishing top-20 on the DP World Tour in Spain, and Andrew Evans was the lone Australian in the top-20 on the Japan Golf Tour.

Results

Korn Ferry Tour Huntsville Championship | The Ledges, Huntsville, Alabama

  • Winner Harrison Endycott 63-67-64-70—264 $US135,000

  • T35 Curtis Luck 70-65-69-74—278 $4,120

  • MC Ryan Ruffels 76-74—150

  • MC Rhein Gibson 70-82—152

  • MC Steven Bowditch 80-73—153

LPGA Tour Palos Verdes Championship | Palos Verdes Golf Club, Palos Verdes Estates, California

  • Winner Marina Alex 70-68-70-66—274 $225,000

  • T5 Hannah Green 67-66-72-72—277 $63,043

  • T13 Minjee Lee 63-73-72-71—279 $25,064

  • T26 Sarah Kemp 71-72-66-73—282 $14,061

  • T33 Sarah Jane Smith 69-74-71-69—283 $10,622

  • T39 Katherine Kirk 69-73-73-69—284 $8,252

  • MC Steph Kyriacou 70-76—146

  • MC Su Oh 79-69—148

DP World Tour Catalunya Championship 2022 | Stadium Course, PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness, Girona, Spain

  • Winner Adri Arnaus 68-76-68-65—277 €322,614

  • T9 Ryan Fox 71-68-70-73—282 €37,005

  • T18 Jason Scrivener74-72-70-68—284 €23,199

  • T63 Maverick Antcliff 72-68-77-75—292 €4,744

  • MC Scott Hend 73-76—149

  • MC Wade Ormsby 80-69—149

  • MC Zach Murray 72-80—152

PGA TOUR Mexico Open | Vidanta Vallarta, Vallarta, Mexico

  • Winner Jon Rahm 64-66-68-69—267 $US1.314m

  • T59 Matt Jones 71-69-70-70—280 $16,498

  • 73 Brett Drewitt 68-70-76-74—288 $14,527

  • MC Greg Chalmers 69-73—142

  • MC Mark Hensby 74-69—143

  • MC Aaron Baddeley75-69—144

Japan Golf Tour The Crowns 2022 | Nagoya Golf Club (Wago Course), Aichi, Japan

  • Winner Yuki Inamori 64-71-66-63—264 ¥20m

  • T16 Andrew Evans 66-68-70-70—274 ¥1.57m

  • T24 Matthew Griffin 68-68-71-69—276 ¥908,000

  • T34 Brad Kennedy 66-66-73-73—278 ¥560,000

  • T39 Anthony Quayle 61-73-72-73—279 ¥470,000

  • T39 Michael Hendry68-69-68-74—279 ¥470,000

  • 60 Adam Bland 68-72-74-73—287 ¥240,000

  • MC David Bransdon 68-75—143

  • WD Brendan Jones

Ladies European Tour Women’s NSW Open | Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club, New South Wales

  • Winner Maja Stark 68-69-66-90—273 €31,500

  • T4 Cassie Porter 72-68-67-73—280 €8,505

  • T8 Sarah Hammett (a) 70-73-72-67—282

  • T10 Kirsten Rudgeley (a) 74-72-68-69—283

  • T12 Momoka Kobori 71-71-68-73—284 €4,935

  • T16 Kelsey Bennett (a) 72-72-68-75—287

  • 19 Whitney Hillier 73-69-72-74—288 €3,780

  • T20 Hanee Song 74-69-69-77—289 €3,570

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Epson Tour Garden City Charity Classic at Buffalo Dunes | Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, Garden City, Kansas

  • Winner Gabriella Then 67-70-67—204 $30,000

  • T9 Robyn Choi 73-72-67—212 $4,301

  • T13 Julienne Soo 71-73-69—213 $3,511

  • T13 Karis Davidson 72-70-71—213 $3,511

  • T45 Grace Kim 71-75-73—219 $1,004

  • MC Amelia Garvey 76-75—151

  • MC Gabriela Ruffels81-72—153

  • MC Soo Jin Lee 76-80—156

  • MC Stephanie Na 79-80—159

PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Diners Club Peru Open | Los Inkas GC, Lima, Peru

  • Winner José Toledo 67-64-69-66—266

  • 5 Denzel Ieremia 71-69-68-67—275

  • MC Charlie Hillier 69-77—146

PGA TOUR Canada Q-School Canada | Crown Isle Resort & GC, Courtenay, British Columbia

  • Winner Riley Wheeldon67-67-65-69—268

  • T12 Will Barnett 68-71-72-74—285

  • T19 Jordan Loof 74-71-74-68—287

  • T32 Aiden Didone 73-76-71-70—290

  • T78 Lachlan Tisma 73-76-75-81—305

Champions Tour Insperity Invitational | The Woodlands Country Club, The Woodlands, Texas

  • Winner Steven Alker 67-65-66—198 $345,000

  • T14 Stuart Appleby 72-69-69—210 $43,700

  • T25 Rod Pampling 72-70-70—212 $23,000

  • T55 David McKenzie 74-74-70—218 $5,920

  • 68 Stephen Leaney 76-75-72—223 $2,300

  • T73 Robert Allenby 77-76-74—227 $1,610

  • T73 John Senden 78-71-78—227 $1,610

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