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Jason Day kicks off new season with a strong result

Oct 23, 2018

Jason Day was the best placed Australian on the PGA Tour this past weekend, in what proved to be a great few days for Aussies in general.
Day kicked off his 2018/19 season with a Top 5 finish, highlighted by a third round 7 under par, including 5 consecutive birdies and a round closing eagle.
Cameron Smith snared 7th spot in his dream start to the season – he sits in 14th position in the FedEx Cup race. And Adam Scott was the third Australian to finish in the Top 10. His final round was a sensational 9-under 63, including seven birdies, an eagle and bogey free.
Marc Leishman finished T18 after his win the week prior and he leapt to the top of the FedEx Cup standings.
On the Champions Tour, David McKenzie keeps making the cut and the weekend action, finishing T49.
Finally on the Latinoamerica, Harrison Endycott finished a credible T27 after four previous Top 10 finishes in his 5 starts prior.


PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, Week of October 15, 2018
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     
THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES
Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, South Korea
Purse: $9,500,000 ($1,710,000 to winner)

Next Tournament: Sanderson Farms Championship
(Jackson, Mississippi, October 25-28)

Next Tournament: WGC-HSBC Champions
(Shanghai, China, October 25-28)

 

Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Stuart Appleby

DNP

--

--

 

Aaron Baddeley

DNP

--

23

 

Greg Chalmers

DNP

--

--

 

Cameron Davis

DNP

--

61

 

Jason Day

T5 (-12)

$361,000

21

In his 2018-19 PGA TOUR season debut, recorded his 68th career top-10 finish in his 232nd career start. Highlight of his week was a third-round, 7-under 65, where he registered five consecutive birdies on Nos. 5-9 before finishing with an eagle on the par-5 18th.

Matt Jones

DNP

--

--

 

Marc Leishman

T18 (-8)

$121,600

1

Following his win at the CIMB Classic, finished in South Korea and moved to the No.1 spot in the FedExCup standings. After shooting a first-round, 3-over 75, placed himself inside the top 25 with rounds of 71-68-66 to close.

Curtis Luck

DNP

--

--

 

Geoff Ogilvy

DNP

--

--

 

Rod Pampling

41 (-4)

$30,970

101

After finishing the 2017-18 PGA TOUR season No. 203 in the FedExCup standings, produced his best result at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES following a T61 finish in his first appearance, in 2017.

Adam Scott

T10 (-10)

$228,000

35

Recorded his 89th career top-10 in his first tournament of the 2018-19 season. Closed the week with a bogey-free, 9-under 63 Sunday that included seven birdies and an eagle. Improved 15 spots from the inaugural edition of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES in 2017.

John Senden

DNP

--

141

 

Cameron Smith

7 (-11)

$296,083

14

Following a T22 finish at the CIMB Classic, finished inside the top 10 for the 14th time in his PGA TOUR career.

*Non-PGA TOUR member      

PGA Champions Tour
Dominion Energy Charity Classic
The CC of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Purse: $2,000,000 ($305,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Invesco QQQ Championship
(Thousand Oaks, California, October 26-28)

Players

Result

Earnings

Notes

Steve Elkington

DNP

--

 

Peter Lonard

DNP

--

 

David McKenzie

T49 (+2)

$5,633

In two starts at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, produced the best result in 2017, finishing T18.

PGA Latinoamerica Tour
Diners Club Peru Open
Los Inkas GC, Lima, Peru
Purse: $175,000 ($31,500 to the winner)

Next tournament: Neuquen Argentina Classic
(Nequen, Argentina, November 8-11)

Player

Result

Earnings

Notes

Harrison Endycott

T27 (-9)

$1,297

Has finished inside the top 10 in four of his last five starts and has carded 16 consecutive rounds under par since the 65 JHSF Brazil Open.

Ryan Gaske

DNP

--

 

Troy Kennedy

DNP

--

 

Mitch Krywulycz

DNP

--

 

Danny List

DNP

--

 

Ryan McCarthy

DNP

--

 

Ryan Ruffels

CUT (+8)

--

Has missed four consecutive cuts following back-to-back T11 finishes at the Canuelas Championship and the Costa Rica Classic.

Joel Troy

DNP

--

 

Brady Watt

DNP

--

 

PGA web.com Tour
Season Complete
Next Tournament: The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals             
Emerald Bay   (Great Exuma, Bahamas, January 13-16)

PGA Mackenzie Tour CANADA     
Season Complete
Next Tournament: 2019 schedule TBD

PGA China Tour                                                                                                       
Season Complete
Next Tournament: 2019 schedule TBD