31 May 2021 | Professional golf |

Scrivener stays on a roll

by PGA of Australia

Jason Scrivener rips a drive in Denmark.
Jason Scrivener rips a drive in Denmark.

By Tony Webeck

West Australian Jason Scrivener will edge closer to breaking into the world’s top 100 after continuing his outstanding European Tour season at the Made in Himmerland tournament in Denmark.

Fresh from his best major championship result at the US PGA Championship where his tie for 23rd was the best finish by an Australian and elevated him to a career high world ranking of 111, Scrivener’s status will improve even further following his latest performance.

He fired a bogey-free round of five-under 66 in the final round to finish tied for third in Denmark and move up to seventh in the Race to Dubai rankings.

A six-under 65 in the final round is hopefully a precursor of a big European summer ahead for South Australian Wade Ormsby, while Jarryd Felton, Min Woo Lee and Dimi Papadatos all played the four rounds in Denmark.

In her first start of her second season on the Ladies European Tour, Sydney’s Stephanie Kyriacou gave no indication that she will suffer any second-year syndrome, finishing tied fourth at the Ladies Italian Open in Piemonte.

In the United States, Minjee Lee progressed to the quarter-finals of the LPGA Match-Play before falling to Ariya Jutanugarn 5&4 at Shadow Creek, while Stephen Leaney and Rod Pampling were both top-20 finishers at the Senior PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club.

Dylan Perry went into the third and final round of the Mizuno Open with a chance to play his way into a spot at Royal St George’s in July, but a final round of 71 dropped him to a tie for eighth.

It was a strong week for the Aussies on the Japan Golf Tour with Perry, Scott Strange and Brad Kennedy all finishing inside the top 15.

European Tour Made in Himmerland HimmerLand, Farsø, Denmark T3 Jason Scrivener 70-67-66-66—269 €70,619 T19 Wade Ormsby 71-69-69-65—274 €16,456 T52 Jarryd Felton 70-67-73-69—279 €5,627 T52 Min Woo Lee 71-69-69-70—279 €5,627 T68 Dimitrios Papadatos 67-71-67-77—282 €3,755 MC Scott Hend 73-71—144 MC Jake McLeod 77-68—145 MC Maverick Antcliff 75-71—146

PGA TOUR Charles Schwab Challenge Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas T45 Cam Davis 70-70-71-68—279 $22,335 MC Matt Jones 71-71—142 MC Cameron Percy 72-71—143

LPGA Tour Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Shadow Creek, Las Vegas, Nevada Quarter-finals Ariya Jutanugarn def. Minjee Lee 5&4 Round of 16 Minjee Lee def. Mel Reid 5&4 Group Stage, Round 1 Gerina Piller def. Hannah Green 3&2 Jaye Marie Green tied Minjee Lee Sarah Kemp tied Patty Tavatanakit Sung Hyun Park def Su Oh 3&1 Group Stage, Round 2 Sarah Kemp tied Stacy Lewis Sophia Popov def Su Oh 5&4 Hannah Green def Azahara Munoz 1 up Minjee Lee def Cheyenne Knight 4&3 Group Stage, Round 3 Sarah Kemp tied Mi Hyang Lee Su Oh def Hee Young Park 2 up Hannah Green def Mel Reid 1 up Minjee Lee def Moriya Jutanugarn 4&3 Japan Golf Tour Gate Way To The Open Mizuno Open JFE Setonaikai Golf Club, Okayama (reduced to 54 holes by rain) T8 Dylan Perry 67-68-71—206 ¥1,761,000 T12 Scott Strange 69-67-72—208 ¥1,272,000 T14 Brad Kennedy 69-70-70—209 ¥792,000 T31 Todd Sinnott 73-66-72—211 ¥363,600 T36 David Bransdon 67-75-70—212 ¥306,000 T40 Matthew Griffin 74-69-70—213 ¥252,000 MC Anthony Quayle 71-74—145 MC Adam Bland 71-74—145 MC Andrew Evans 74-79—153 Korn Ferry Tour Evans Scholars Invitational The Glen Club, Glenview, Illinois T66 Aaron Baddeley 75-69-74-69—287 $US2,388 T69 Brett Drewitt 69-70-76-73—288 $2,340 MC Ryan Ruffels 74-72—146 MC Mark Hensby 76-72—148 MC Harrison Endycott 75-75—150 WD Curtis Luck 72-69—141

KPGA Tour KB Financial Live Championship Black Stone Icheon GC, Icheon-si, South Korea T14 Wonjoon Lee 71-72-73—216 ₩10,640,000 T34 Junseok Lee 72-70-78—220 ₩3,948,000

Champions Tour KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma T11 Stephen Leaney 70-69-71-71—281 T20 Rod Pampling 74-71-70-69—284 T63 Peter Fowler 72-71-76-75—294 MC John Senden 75-74—149 MC David McKenzie 77-75—152 MC Brad Burns 80-79—159 Challenge Tour Irish Challenge Portmarnock Links, Co. Dublin, Ireland T35 Blake Windred 71-72-70-73—286 €1,430 MC Deyen Lawson 74-75—149

Ladies European Tour Ladies Italian Open Golf Club Margara, Piemonte, Italy T4 Stephanie Kyriacou 69-72-70—211 9,400 T29 Whitney Hillier 71-72-73—216 2,253.33 MC Amy Walsh 74-79—153

Symetra Tour Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship Mission Inn Resort and Club, Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida T21 Robyn Choi 73-74-72—219 $US2,328 T34 Stephanie Na 76-74-71—221 $1,443 MC Julienne Soo 77-75—152 MC Hira Naveed 79-76—155 MC Soo Jin Lee 86-75—161

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