NZPGA Player Update - 12/11/2018

by Hayden McCallum on November 13, 2018

The Week That Was


PGA Tour Australasia

It wasn’t such a good week in Oz for the Kiwi contingent playing the NSW Open. Of the 15 Kiwi’s in the field, only 6 made the weekend at the Twin Creeks Golf Club. Ryan Chisnall T26th , Gareth Paddison T52nd, Nick Voke T55th, Campbell Rawson T68th, Kieran Muir 72nd and amateur Luke Brown 73rd, played all 4 days.

The guys will have another chance at next weeks Australian Open, also in Sydney.


Japan Tour

Mike Hendry is close to securing his card for 2019 after a solid week at the Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters. In another rain affected event, Hendry finished with a 3 under par 67 to go with 68, 73 for a share of 17th place.


PGA Tour

Danny Lee continued his great start to the season with an impressive week at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico. On a course giving up plenty of birdies, Lee made his fair share, scores of 65, 66, 67, 65, 21 under par, to finish just a shot behind winner Matt Kuchar.


European Tour

Kiwi number 1 Ryan Fox got off to a tidy start at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. An opening round 70 had Fox around the top 10, but a with steady decline on the scorecard over the following 3 days a share of 50th was the result.


European Tour Qualifying

Josh Geary is in good shape through 2 days of final stage of qualifying having posted 66, 69 to be tied for 13th place with 4 days remaining.


Coming Up


PGA Tour Australasia

Another strong Kiwi contingent tees it up at the Lakes GC in Sydney this week for the Australian Open. Danny Lee makes a rare appearance on the Australasian Tour on his way to the World Cup in Melbourne.

Lee joins regulars Ben Campbell, Mark Brown, Daniel Pearce, Sam An, Gareth Paddison, Josh Geary, Nick Voke, Ryan Chisnall, Kieran Muir, Harry Bateman, Mat Perry, James Anstiss and number 1 Kiwi amateur Daniel Hillier.


Japan Tour

Mike Hendry is off to the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament in Miyazaki. With three events left on the 2018 schedule, Hendry is just inside the magic number, top 60, to keep his card for 2019.


European Tour

The grand finale of the Race To Dubai is here. The Tour Championship, held at the Jumeirah Golf Estate in Dubai, is the last chance for Ryan Fox to work his way up the money list.



Lydia Ko is Florida this week for the Tour Championship. The Tiburon GC is the venue for the decider of the Race to the CME Globe. Can Ko repeat her winning performance of 2014?


Brad Shilton

Head Professional Waitemata Golf Club

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