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Jack Trent - a new Australian golfing name to watch!

Oct 8, 2019

Jack Trent isn’t a house hold name in Australian Golf circles but he may well be after the events of this past weekend.
The PGA Tour teed up for the fourth week of the regular 2019/20 season at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, and the field included Australian Jack Trent, a native of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. He qualified for a start in the PGA Tour by winning a Southern Highlands Collegiate event in a three way playoff. Jack attends The University of Las Vegas and is a part of their Men’s Golf Team.
The event at TPC Summerlin was a low scoring affair, with Americans Kevin Na and Patrick Cantlay tied on -23 after 72 holes (Na won the playoff). Americans dominated the leaderboard, with inform Canadian Adam Hadwin the only Non-American inside the Top 10. Australia’s Cameron Smith returned to form finishing T13 with four sub 70 rounds (-17), a good sign that his game is back on track.
Five other Aussies teed up alongside amateur Jack Trent, however it was Trent that was next best placed Australian in T29. It’s a week the 20 year old won’t quickly forget and it’s a name that golfing fans shouldn’t forget either.
Matt Jones finished in a share of T29 with Trent, with Aaron Baddeley T37 and Adam Scott T42 also making the weekend play. Rod Pampling and Cameron Percy missed the Cut.
The only other men’s PGA Tour with a tournament was the Latinoamerica, where our sole representative Ryan Ruffels finished just outside the Top10 (T12). Ruffels is 8th on the OOM.
On the LPGA Tour, the ladies teed up at the Volunteers of America Classic at The Colony course in Texas. America’s Cheyenne Knight won by 2 shots from compatriots Brittany Altomare and Jaye Marie Green (-16). Australia’s Hannah Green was the only Aussie to make the cut, finishing well back in T60 (+4). The Tour has a week’s break before heading to China for the Buick LPGA Shanghai.


PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours
Australian Player Results, Week of September 30, 2019
The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.

PGA Tour
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
Purse: $7,000,000 ($1,260,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Houston Open
Golf Club of Houston, Humble, Texas, October 10-13                     

             Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Aaron Baddeley

T37 (-13)

$33,320

85

Made his eighth start at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where he made the cut for the seventh time. Owns two top-10 finishes at this event after finishing T8 in 2010 and T10 in 2017.

Cameron Davis

DNP

--

94

 

Jason Day

DNP

--

N/A

 

Rhein Gibson

DNP

--

98

 

Matt Jones

T29 (-14)

$43,900

36

Made his seventh appearance at this event. Sat one shot off the pace after a 36-hole total of 11-under 131 en route to a T29 finish.

Marc Leishman

DNP

--

13

 

Rod Pampling

CUT (-3)

--

N/A

Has failed to make a cut in two starts this season (A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier). Made his 10th start at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where he won in 2016.

Cameron Percy

CUT (-3)

--

19

 

Adam Scott

T42 (-12)

$25,550

58

After starting the tournament with rounds of 66-67-65 to sit T8 through 54 holes, struggled with a 3-over 74 in the final round to finish T42.

John Senden

DNP

--

N/A

 

Cameron Smith

T13 (-17)

$137,053

38

In his third start in Las Vegas, earned his second consecutive top-10 after a T10 in 2016 and a missed cut in 2015. Notched his best finish since a T12 at the 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in July.

Jack Trent (a)

T29 (-14)

--

N/A

The junior on the UNLV golf team became the first amateur to make the cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, after earning a spot in the field by winning the Southern Highlands Collegiate in a three-hole playoff

Latinoamerica Tour   
Banco del Pacifico Open presentado por Quito Alcaldia
Quito Tennis y Golf Club, Quito, Ecuador
Purse: $175,000 ($31,500 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Diners Club Peru Open presented by Volvo
Los Inkas Golf Club, Lima, Peru, October 17-20

             Player

Result

Earnings

Order of Merit

Notes

Ryan Ruffels

T12 (-9)

$3,675

8

Notched his fifth top-25 finish of the season and has not left the top 10 in the Order of Merit throughout his 10 starts this season.

Image from UNLV website