Sunday 2 December 2018

2018 - Week 47 Winners

Kurt Kitayama (ranked 49th by Golf Predictor) won the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Anahita on the European PGA Tour. The 25 year old American won his maiden tour title with an assured display in Mauritius. In only his third event since qualifying to play on the tour, Kitayama held off the field to win by two strokes. His lead was cut to one on the sixteenth, but a great birdie on seventeen coupled with some poor play from his nearest challengers meant he carried a two shot lead up the last. A safe par on the closing hole sealed the win for the American. Our top ranked player, defending champion Dylan Frittelli, finished strongly for tied 5th and we had six of the top seventeen plus ties (6/19) in the weak fielded event. 

Cameron Smith (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won the Australian PGA Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 25 year old Australian successfully defended his title on the Gold Coast. Despite leading by three shots overnight, Smith was overtaken by Marc Leishman by the turn. However, Leishman faded on the back nine and Smith finished strongly to win by two shots in the end. Leishman was our top ranked golfer and despite the limited history in the system, we had eight of the top nineteen plus ties (12/31) 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!

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