Billy Horschel sensed the time had come for him to win his first PGA TOUR event. This could explain the composure he displayed in the face of two final-round weather delays and a 27-foot putt he had to make on the final hole to avert a playoff.
Dylan Frittelli has had a magical month, taking sole second at the Telkom PGA Championship, winning his maiden event at Big Easy Roodepoort and then making the cut at the Challenge de Madrid.
With two rounds still to play at El Encin Golf Hotel, Frittelli looked strong as he carded a Wednesday 68 and a Thursday 73 in Spain. He’s got some space to close between himself and leader Francois Calmels, who set the halfway pace at 12-under-par.
Australia’s Brett Rumford overcame a late wobble to win the Ballantine’s Championship after a play-off with compatriot Marcus Fraser and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford.
An eagle at the first extra hole gave the 35 year old a fourth European Tour title and first for six years after a closing 68 left him level with Fraser 68, and Whiteford 69, on 11-under-par.
Just two weeks after making a historic cut at the Masters, 14-year-old Chinese sensation Guan Tianlang carded a 3-under 69 in the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and sits at 3 under for the tournament.
Ernie Els kept pace with the leaders at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Friday, and he’ll head into the weekend on eight-under-par, four strokes shy of Lucas Glover’s lead.
The Big Easy clinched a share of 13th at The Masters with a final round 69, and he reached the weekend at TPC Louisiana with similar prowess, carding rounds of 67 and 69.
Sweden’s Alex Noren will take a one shot lead into the final round of the Ballantine’s Championship after a rollercoaster third day at Blackstone Golf Club.
With the tournament making up for lost time after delays on Thursday and Friday, half the field had to complete their second rounds early this morning – Kiradech Aphibarnrat and José Manuel Lara joining Wade Ormsby and Arnond Vongvanij in the halfway lead on seven under par by the time it was completed.
Lucas Glover leads after 36 holes; Guan makes cut; more updates from the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana.
Two late birdies saw Australian Wade Ormsby grab a share of the clubhouse lead after two days of the Ballantine’s Championship.
The 33-year-old, who has come through The European Tour Qualifying School on four occasions but is playing this week as a member of the co-sanctioning Asian Tour, compiled a five-under-par 67.
Aligned with his opening round 70, that took Ormsby to seven-under-par for the week, alongside Thailand’s Arnond Vongvanij, who was round in 69.
Micky Hough sank a 12-footer for birdie on the 18th at Observatory Golf Club on Wednesday to clinch a playoff victory at the Sunshine Big Easy Tour’s Observatory Tournament presented by Stonehage.
Ricky Barnes started the morning at the Zurich Classic with a 64 to take the early lead at TPC Louisiana.
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