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Minjee Lee and Hannah Green shine in Japan

Nov 12, 2019

Minjee Lee and Hannah Green both had a great week on the LPGA Tour at the Toto Japan Classic in Shiga, each recording a Top 10 finish. Lee placed outright third behind winner Ai Suzuki of Japan and runner-up Hyo Joo Kim of the Republic of Korea. Suzuki finished on -17, three shots clear of second place and another three shots ahead of Lee. Hannah Green was two shots further back on -8 to finish T10.
In the race to the GME Globe Season, Jin Young Lee still holds the #1 place, ahead of Canada’s Brooke Henderson. After her third place, Lee rises to third position, meanwhile Green held steady and sits in 19th spot. In the Rolex World rankings, Jin-Young Ko #1, while Lee is #5 and Green #23.
It was a very quiet week on the men’s PGA tour, with only the Champions Tour and Latinoamerica Tour holding an event. On the Champions, David McKenzie placed T29 at the season ending Invesco Championship at Sherwood Country Club in California. Overall it was a good year for McKenzie, he finished 36th in the Charles Schwab Cup. He’ll be looking forward to the new season ahead. Year highlights for McKenzie included his runner-up finish at the SAS Championship and three Top-10 finishes.
On the Latinoamerica Tour, Ryan Ruffles was our sole representative and he had another good result finished T21 (-8). His seventh Top-25 finish sees him maintain his place in the Top 10 of the Tour’s OOM.


PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, Week of November 4, 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
No Tournament this Week
Next Tournament: Mayakoba Golf Classic
El Camaleon Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, November 14-17

PGA Champions Tour
Invesco QQQ Championship
Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, California
Purse: $2,000,000 ($305,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona, November 7-10

             Player

Result

Earnings

Charles Schwab Cup

Standing

Notes

David McKenzie

T29 (-3)

$17,812

36

Ended the season 36th in the final Charles Schwab Cup standings,for his best finish in three seasons on PGA TOUR Champions. Concluded the year with three top-10s, highlighted by a runner-up finish at the SAS Championship.

PGA Latinoamerica Tour
Neuquen Argentina Classic
Chapelco Golf Club, Neuquen, Argentina
Purse: $175,000 ($31,500 to the winner)

Next Tournament: 1141 VISA Open de Argentina presentado por Macro
Jockey Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina

             Player

Result

Earnings

Order of Merit

Notes

Ryan Ruffels

T21 (-8)

$1,858

10

Notched his seventh top-25 finish of the season to remain No. 10 on the Order of Merit for the fourth consecutive week. Has recorded 19 consecutive rounds at even-par or better dating to the second round of the Sao Paulo Golf Club Championship in September.