Aussies on Tour: Oh, second again, Leishman’s charge is too short | PGA of Australia

by | Sep 20, 2021 | PGA

After the third round was canceled due to rain, the Cambia Portland Classic of the LPGA Tour became a 54-hole shootout. Oh started the third and final round four strokes back to make her breakthrough on the tour.

Without a top 10 finish since their tie for sixth place at the 2020 ISPS HANDA Vic Open, Oh’s round of 3 under 69 on Sunday was only topped by three players, but it wasn’t enough to get two-time major champion Jin Young To curb Ko, her round of 69, delivered a comfortable four-stroke victory lead.

Runner-up at the Kingsmill Championship in her rookie season in 2016 and again twice in 2019 at the Meijer LPGA Classic and ISPS HANDA Vic Open, Oh started her last round on the wrong foot with a bogey at par-5 first.

Birdies on the fourth par 3 and the seventh par 4 brought her back into the red before halftime, but it wasn’t until late in her round that she was able to further reduce the lead with birdies on the 16th and 17th holes.

There was a missed opportunity to get any closer to the par-5 final hole, but the 25-year-old is likely to get back into the top 100 of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings due to another near miss.

Katherine Kirk’s tie for 26th place was her best result since May, not least thanks to an ace on the 12th par-3 in the second round on Friday.

Like Oh, Leishman started the final round of the Fortinet Championship in California way back, but finished 14th with 7-under for his round and 15-under overall.

The third round leader, Maverick McNealy, soon rejoined Leishman at the top of the rankings, who despite birdie opportunities on each of his last three holes failed to increase his score.

“I didn’t really have a number in mind to be honest. You just have to get good throws out there, ”said Leishman, who started the day with a tied 26th place before finishing fourth, four strokes behind eventual champion Max Homa.

“If you don’t get good shots, there are bogeys to be made. Obviously, it was planned to be 6-under by 11. Then only the last three holes, a little disappointed.

“Birdie chances on all three holes and couldn’t make any. It would have been nice to put a little more pressure on him. “

With two double bogeys in his 71st round on Friday, Leishman only needed 19 putts through his first 14 holes to take the lead, a hot flatstick, a nice start to the new PGA Tour season.

“When I hit that putt at 13 it looked like it was going in, just the edge shaved. Then made a good 14, ”Leishman mused.

“When you start doing putts like that, it’s fun. It’s fun to play golf like this because you don’t feel like you have to attack too much. You can hit it up to 20 feet and feel like you can do it, which takes a lot of the pressure off your iron game.

“Did a couple of easy strokes earlier in the week, but for the most part it was a solid week.

“It’s nice to go hunting and get the juices flowing. I love that, that’s why we’re doing it. “

For the second straight week, Rod Pampling was in the mix on the Champions Tour before finally finishing two strokes from the Sanford International Playoff, which were also won top 10 finishes by Darren Clarke, fellow countryman John Senden and Steven Alker.


LPGA tour

Cambodia Portland Classic

The Oregon Golf Club, West Linn, Oregon

Event reduced to 54 holes due to rain

Winner Jin Young Ko (KOR) 69-67-69-205 US $ 210,000

T2 Su Oh 69-71-69-209 $ 110,744

T26 Katherine Kirk 75-72-69-216 $ 12,194

T57 Hannah Green 73-77-73-223 $ 3,620

MC Gabriela Ruffels 76-76-152

MC Sarah Jane Smith 76-76-152

PGA tour

Fortinet Championship

Silverado Resort and Spa North, Napa, California

Winner Max Homa (USA) 67-72-65-65-269 $ 1.26 million

T4 Marc Leishman 69-71-68-65-273 $ 315,000

T36 Aaron Baddeley 71-68-68-74-281 $ 32,608

T64 Cameron Percy 71-69-72-74-286 $ 15,120

MC Lucas Herbert 71-72-143

MC Brett Drewitt 74-72-146

MC Danny Lee 71-76-147

Japan golf tour

Open ANA

Sapporo Golf Club (Wattsu Cse), Hokkaido

Winner Scott Vincent (ZIM) 72-63-69-66-270 ¥ 20m

T13 Dylan Perry 68-68-72-70-278 ¥ 1,853m

T16 Todd Sinnott 73-68-72-66-279 ¥ 1,349m

T32 Anthony Quayle 67-71-74-70-282 yen 571,666

T38 Andrew Evans 70-71-73-69—283 ¥ 460,000

T47 Scott Strange 73-70-71-71—285 ¥ 280,571

MC David Bransdon 75-73-148

European Tour

Dutch Open

Bernardus Golf, Cromvoirt, The Netherlands

Winner Kristoffer Broberg (SWE) 68-64-61-72-265 € 147,370

T15 Ryan Fox 72-68-69-68-277 € 12,881

T27 Maverick Antcliff 73-67-71-69-280 € 8,921

MC Jake McLeod 70-74-144

MC Josh Geary 71-74-145

MC Elvis Smylie 77-69-146

MC Deyen Lawson 74-74-148

Ladies European Tour

Lacoste Ladies Open de France

Golf du Medoc (Chateaux Cse), Le Pian-Medoc, France

Winner Celine Boutier (FRA) 68-66-68-202 € 45,000

T54 Stephanie Kyriacou 70-72-75-217 € 1,075

T64 Whitney Hillier 72-72-76-220 € 825

Korean PGA tour

2021 DGB financial group Irvine Open

Farmy Hills Country Club, Korea

Winner Sanghyun Park (KOR) 67-65-65-64-261

T12 Junseok Lee 70-68-69-67-274

T42 Wonjoon Lee 67-75-67-74-283

T57 Kevin Chun 73-69-70-77-289

Challenge tour

Hopps Open de Provence

Golf International de Pont Royal, Mallemort, France

Winner Alfie Plant (ENG) 68-70-66-67-271 € 32,000

T37 Daniel Hillier 66-73-76-68-283 € 1,320

66 Dimitrios Papadatos 70-71-74-78-293 € 540

MC Blake Windrot 77-72-149

Symetra tour

Guardian Championship

Capitol Hill Golf Club, Prattville, Alabama

Winner Janie Jackson (USA) $ 66-66-132 US 26,250

T55 Robyn Choi 71-74-145 $ 638

MC Stephanie No. 73-73-146

MC Julianne Alvarez 70-80-150

MC Julienne Soo 74-77-151

MC Soo Jin Lee 79-74-153

LET Access series

Lavaux Women’s Open

Golf de Lavaux, Switzerland

Winner Gab’le Macdonald (SCO) 69-71-69-209 € 5,600

T28 Amy Walsh 75-71-73-219 € 504

MC Crystals Blum 73-79-152

Champions Tour

Sanford International

Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Winner Darren Clarke (NIR) 63-70-65-198 $ US270,000

Defeated KJ Choi and Steve Flesch on the first playoff hole

T4 Rod Pampling 64-67-69-200 $ 96,300

T7 John Send 67-70-65-202 $ 54,900

T7 Steven Alker 65-70-67-202 $ 54,900

T11 David McKenzie 68-65-70-203 $ 41,400

T49 Mark Hensby 65-71-75-211 $ 5,070

T65 Robert Allenby 72-73-70-215 $ 1,994