Monday, 2 May 2016

2016 - Week 17 Winners

Hao-Tong Li (ranked 57th by Golf Predictor) won the Volvo China Open on the European PGA Tour. The 20 year old became the second Chinese golfer in a row to win his home open with a great final day performance in Beijing. Li attacked the course on the final day, firing a 64 (-8) to win by three shots in the end. He had some help from runner up Felipe Aguilar though, who double bogeyed the par three sixteenth after a very poor tee shot. Our top ranked player, Joost Luiten, finished in tied 44th, and we had seven of the top nineteen plus ties (7/20)*.
Brian Stuard (ranked 119th by Golf Predictor) won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on the US PGA Tour. The 33 year old American won his maiden tour title in a play-off against Jamie Lovemark and Byeong-Hun An. In a tournament beset by heavy rain and shortened to 54 holes, Stuard defeated Lovemark with a fine approach to the second extra hole after An was eliminated at the previous hole. Although Stuard had gone bogey free for the tournament, Lovemark will be kicking himself for three putting the last from distance in regulation to fall into the play-off. Our top ranked player, Jason Day, finished in tied fifth and we had  thirteen of the top twenty plus ties (13/30) in the weather affected event.

*Uihlein retired, promoting Bland into the top 20 of the GP rankings.

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