Sunday, 3 December 2017

2017 - Week 48 Winners

Dylan Frittelli (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old South African won his second tour title in a play-off in windy Mauritius. Frittelli prevailed over Arjun Atwal with a birdie at the first extra hole after the pair had finished tied on -16 after 72 holes. Our top ranked player, Louis Oosthuizen, had a costly treble bogey on the 70th hole, but still finished tied 12th. Overall, we had six of the top sixteen plus ties (6/19) in the weak fielded event in difficult conditions. 

Cameron Smith (ranked 4th by Golf Predictor) won the Australian PGA Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 24 year old Australian made it a great weekend for Cameron Smiths by winning his maiden European tour title in a final day battle down with long time leader Jordan Zunic. After his namesake lade the Aussies to victory in the rugby league world cup final, Smith overcame a three shot overnight deficit to prevail on the second extra hole over third round leader Zunic. Our top ranked golfer, Sergio Garcia, finished poorly for tied 24th and despite the weather and limited history in the system, we had eight of the top twenty plus ties (8/23) in total. 

There was no official event on the US PGA Tour this week. Golf Predictor doesn't cover the (very) restricted field junket that is the Hero Challenge, even if Tiger had a promising return to action!

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