09 Nov 2020 | Professional golf |
Aussies On Tour: Nov 9
by Golf Australia
This week provided the last chance for our leading Aussie men to prepare for next week's Masters and they made the most of the opportunity.
Jason Day was not without a chance of victory at the Houston Open and while he didn't do enough to take home PGA Tour win number 13, the World No.41 will head to Augusta with a top 10 under his belt following a lean month.
Adam Scott's return to golf after contracting COVID-19 a fortnight ago also provided a confidence boost. Australia's top-ranked male golfer broke 70 three times in Houston on his way to a T32 result.
Amateur Gabi Ruffels showed her immense class once again on the pro stage, the USC student cracking the top five at the Symetra Tour's season-ender.
Rookie pro Steph Kyriacou has shown she's not afraid of the bright lights in 2020 and the St Michael's member was terrific again this week in Dubai.
Three straight rounds of 71 secured Kyriacou a T17 result, following on from her scorching hot streak of four consecutive top 10s in Europe.
But our #AussieOfTheWeek shone brightest in the Dubai night sky as our highest-ranked golfer, superstar Minjee Lee, saluted in a playoff.
A sensational birdie putt on the first playoff hole was enough to sink fellow former ISPS Handa Vic Open champion Celine Boutier, earning the West Australian an eighth professional win and clear #AussieOfTheWeek honours!
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR
Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic
Emirates Golf Club - Faldo Course, Dubai
Won by Minjee Lee (AUS) at -10 in a playoff over Celine Boutier
1 – Minjee Lee, -10, 72-65-69
T17 – Steph Kyriacou, -3, 71-71-71
T44 – Whitney Hillier, +9, 77-73-75
Memorial Park Golf Course, Texas
Won by Carlos Ortiz (MEX) at -13 by two shots
T7 – Jason Day, -7, 67-68-67-71
T32 – Adam Scott, -1, 68-69-74-68
T50 – Greg Chalmers, +3, 68-73-72-70
63 – Matt Jones, +6, 69-72-77-68
68 – Cam Davis, +15, 67-76-77-75
Aphrodite Hills Resort, Paphos
Won by Robert MacIntyre (SCO) at -7 by one shot
T41 – Maverick Antcliff, -4, 70-68
RET – Jason Scrivener, E, 72-19*
Symetra Tour Championship
River Run Country Club, North Carolina
Won by Frida Kinhult (SWE) at -10 by four shots
T5 – Gabi Ruffels (am), -1, 76-72-68-71
T18 – Hira Naveed, +5, 77-74-71-71
T18 – Robyn Choi, +5, 74-71-77-71
MC – Steph Na, +11, 82-73
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Phoenix Country Club, Arizona
T16 – Rod Pampling, -6, 69-71-67
T50 – David McKenzie, +2, 71-72-72
72 – Stephen Leaney, +8, 73-74-74
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