19 Sep 2022 | Professional golf |

Aussies on Tour: Green & Herbert fall short as Smith chalks up a win

by Australian Golf Media

Cameron Smith, Hannah Green and Lucas Herbert.

By Tony Webeck

Just two months out from his appearances in Australia’s summer of golf, Cameron Smith notched up a win in the United States but Hannah Green fell short in her quest to end a three-year winless streak at the LPGA Tour’s Amazing Cre Portland Classic.

It was a prolific week for Australians on overseas tours with top-10 finishes logged by Aussies on the LPGA Tour (Green), DP World Tour (Lucas Herbert) and Japan Golf Tour (Adam Bland).

Smith secured his win at the LIV Golf Invitational Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms, with the confirmed starter at both the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship and ISPS HANDA Australian Open in November-December closing with a round of three-under 69 in the third and final round to win by three shots.

“I’m proud of how I hung in there today,” Smith said.

“I didn’t really have my best stuff the first eight or nine holes, but stuck it tough and made a few putts coming in.”

Recalling on her memories from winning at Columbia Edgewater Country Club three years ago, Green began the final round of the Portland Classic just one stroke from the lead.

Two birdies and a bogey saw Green fall back in the pack before she launched a late charge up the leaderboard on the back nine.

Three birdies on the trot from the 10th hole gave the 2019 champion a share of the lead but she was unable to find the killer blow, finishing two shots back of Andrea Lee in a share of third.

Also a confirmed starter at the Australian Open at Victoria and Kingston Heath golf clubs from December 1-4, Green’s finish is her best result since the LA Open in April and elevates her to 16th in the Race to CME Globe standings.

“I’m proud of myself to shoot a low one on the back nine. I guess even the par on the last to keep myself in it,” said Green.

“Not going to lie, I saw the leaderboard and I really didn’t want to finish tied seventh so I guess that gave me some extra motivation.

“I guess it really shows when you’re enjoying yourself and the golf course, what it can do.”

Lucas Herbert recorded his best result in almost a year with a tie for fifth at the DP World Tour’s DS Automobiles Italian Open.

Two shots back at the start of the final round, Herbert had eight pars and a birdie on his outward nine, falling to even par on his round with a dropped shot at the par-4 10th.

He responded with birdies at 12, 13 and 15 but finished three shots shy of the playoff won by Scotsman Robert MacIntyre (66) over US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick.

South Australian Adam Bland’s tie for eighth at the ANA Open is his best result on the Japan Golf Tour in almost five years, Harrison Endycott shot an even-par 72 in the final round to finish tied for 12th in his PGA TOUR debut at the Fortinet Championship and Grace Kim dropped to a share of 13th in the final round of the Epson Tour’s Guardian Championship in Alabama.


PGA TOUR Fortinet Championship Silverado Resort and Spa (North Cse), Napa, California

  • Winner Max Homa 65-67-72-68—272 $1.44m

  • T12 Harrison Endycott 72-70-65-72—279 $140,667

  • T25 Cameron Percy74-68-72-67—281 $55,273

  • T36 Aaron Baddeley73-69-69-71—282 $36,457

  • MC Cam Davis 74-70—144

  • MC Jason Day 74-73—147

  • MC Danny Lee (NZ)72-80—152

DP World Tour DS Automobiles Italian Open Marco Simone GC, Rome, Italy

  • Winner Robert MacIntyre 70-69-67-64—270 €510,000 Won in sudden death playoff

  • T5 Lucas Herbert 70-67-68-68—273 €116,100

  • T55 Maverick Antcliff 72-69-72-73—286 €9,450

  • T55 Jason Scrivener70-70-74-72—286 €9,450

  • MC Scott Hend 70-74—144

  • MC Min Woo Lee 73-72—145

  • MC Zach Murray 76-75—151

LIV Golf LIV Golf Invitational Chicago Rich Harvest Farms, Chicago, Illinois

  • Winner Cameron Smith 66-68-69—203 $US4m

  • T16 Matt Jones 68-72-72—212 $236,000

  • T37 Wade Ormsby 72-76-72—220 $137,000

  • T37 Jediah Morgan 76-73-71—220 $137,000

  • T44 Marc Leishman71-73-78—222 $124,000

Challenge Tour Open de Portugal Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, Vau Óbidos, Portugal

  • Winner Pierre Pineau 74-66-66-67—273 €40,000

  • T63 Daniel Hillier 69-71-75-76—291 €687.50

  • MC Blake Windred 76-70—146

Japan Golf Tour ANA Open Sapporo Golf Club (Wattsu Cse), Hokkaido

  • Winner Tomoharu Ohtsuki 68-67-68-66—269 ¥20m Won in sudden death playoff

  • T8 Adam Bland 70-68-70-66—274 ¥2,727,500

  • T17 Matthew Griffin 71-68-68-69—276 ¥1,426,666

  • T28 Anthony Quayle 69-72-71-67—279 ¥760,000

  • T46 Andrew Evans 73-68-69-74—284 ¥298,666

  • MC Brendan Jones 72-70—142

  • MC Michael Hendry69-73—142

LPGA Tour AmazingCre Portland Classic Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Oregon

  • Winner Andrea Lee 72-64-67-66—269 $US225,000

  • T3 Hannah Green 66-70-68-67—271 $67,303

  • T36 Sarah Kemp 69-72-72-70—283 $8,137

  • T47 Karis Davidson 73-68-73-71—285 $5,579

  • MC Sarah Jane Smith 75-72—147

  • MC Stephanie Kyriacou 72-75—147

  • MC Su Oh 78-73—151

  • MC Makensie Toole (a) 77-76—153

Champions Tour Sanford International Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

  • Winner Steve Stricker 68-64-64—196 $US300,000 Won in sudden death playoff

  • T16 Stuart Appleby 71-66-65—202 $30,120

  • T47 David McKenzie70-70-68—208 $6,600

  • T58 Steven Alker (NZ) 68-66-76—210 $3,800

  • T61 John Senden 70-70-71—211 $3,100

  • T67 Rod Pampling 71-71-71—213 $1,960

Legends Tour Legends Open de France Golf de Saint-Cloud, Paris, France

  • Winner Gary Marks 68-66-70—204

  • T7 Michael Long 67-72-71—210

  • T20 Peter Fowler 72-72-70—214

Epson Tour Guardian Championship Capitol Hill Golf Club, Prattville, Alabama

  • Winner Maria Torres 68-66-68—202 $US30,000

  • T13 Grace Kim 70-66-72—208 $3,274

  • T17 Gabriela Ruffels70-68-71—209 $2,441

  • T51 Robyn Choi 74-70-71—215 $854

  • T55 Emily Mahar 71-73-72—216 $772

  • 63 Soo Jin Lee 70-72-76—218 $669

  • MC Amelia Garvey (NZ) 69-77—146

  • MC Hira Naveed 73-74—147

  • MC Julienne Soo 72-77—149

  • MC Stephanie Na 78-74—152

Ladies European Tour Lacoste Ladies Open de France Golf Barrière, Deauville,France

  • Winner Ines Laklalech 65-66-68—199 48,750

  • MC Whitney Hillier 75-72—147

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