24 May 2021 | Professional golf |
Aussies On Tour: May 24
by PGA of Australia
Career-best performances from Sarah Kemp and Jason Scrivener highlighted another week of strong performances from Aussie professionals around the world.
While the golf world was caught up in the US PGA Championship heroics of Phil Mickelson at Kiawah Island, Kemp and Scrivener set about creating their own pieces of personal history.
Tied for fifth at the Gainbridge LPGA earlier in the season, Kemp held the outright lead at the halfway mark of the Pure Silk Championship in Virginia as she pushed for a breakthrough LPGA Tour title.
Beginning the final round two shots off the lead, Kemp halved the deficit with a birdie at the first but dropped a shot at the ninth to make the turn even par.
Consecutive birdies at 11 and 12 kept the 35-year-old in the mix, but she was unable to make any further progress on the closing holes, her total of nine under good enough for outright fourth and her best result in a LPGA Tour event on American soil.
Few tipped Scrivener to be the best of the eight Aussies at the US PGA Championship, but the West Australian fired a final day three-under 69 to close out a solid week in a tie for 23rd, his best result in a major championship in his second appearance in golf’s showpiece events.
Honda Classic champion Matt Jones also made a Sunday surge with a four-under 68 to climb into a tie for 30th, while Jason Day can take heart from playing all four rounds in difficult conditions, finishing with a 71 and a tie for 44th.
In his second start for the year on the European Challenge Tour, New South Welshman Dimi Papadatos finished tied for 12th at the Dormy Open in Sweden, while Dylan Perry was 16th at the Golf Partner Pro-Am tournament on the Japan Golf Tour. RESULTS US PGA Championship Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Cse), Kiawah Island, South Carolina T23 Jason Scrivener 73-75-72-69—289 $US103,814 T30 Matt Jones 73-75-74-68—290 $59,750 T44 Jason Day 74-75-72-71—292 $31,300 T59 Cameron Davis 69-78-76-72—295 $21,400 T59 Cameron Smith 72-73-73-77—295 $21,400 MC Marc Leishman 74-76—150 MC Adam Scott 78-72—150
LPGA Tour Pure Silk Championship Kingsmill Resort Golf Course, Williamsburg, Virginia 4 Sarah Kemp 69-67-69-70—275 $US66,141 T25 Katherine Kirk 69-70-72-71—282 $11,207 T53 Sarah Jane Smith 70-73-71-72—286 $3,568 MC Gabriela Ruffels 75-73—148 MC Su Oh 71-77—148
Japan Golf Tour Golf Partner Pro-Am Tournament Toride Kokusai Golf Club, Ibaraki T16 Dylan Perry 66-66-67-66—265 ¥633,333 T25 Anthony Quayle 71-65-64-66—266 ¥420,000 T36 Scott Strange 70-64-67-67—268 ¥240,000 T43 Brad Kennedy 69-66-69-65—269 ¥185,000 T55 Matthew Griffin 68-67-69-68—272 ¥120,000 68 Adam Bland 68-67-72-74—281 ¥109,500 MC David Bransdon 66-71—137 MC Andrew Evans 69-75—144
Korn Ferry Tour AdventHealth Championship Blue Hills Country Club, Kansas City, Missouri T35 Aaron Baddeley 70-71-74-66—281 $US4,084 66 Mark Hensby 69-72-77-73—291 $2,700 MC Brett Drewitt 74-69—143 MC Rhein Gibson 70-74—144 MC Harrison Endycott 74-72—146 MC Jamie Arnold 73-79—152
Challenge Tour Dormy Open Österåkers Golfklubb, Åkersberga, Sweden T12 Dimitrios Papadatos 69-70-72-69—280 €3,300 T35 Blake Windred 72-67-74-71—284 €1,280 MC Jarryd Felton 73-74—147 MC Deyen Lawson 74-77—151
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