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Jun 23rd, 2019

Manic Monday

Weekend round up

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour.

Women's PGA Championship, Hazeltine National, Minnesota

You know what, take the picture this is sooo heavy!

Fantastic wire-to-wire major victory for Australia's Hannah Green and her first LPGA title. It was a surprise victory for the 22 year-old who was ranked 114th in the world coming in to the event. However, she held her nerve holing a 10 foot putt on the 18th hole to see off the challenge of Park Sung-hyun and win by one shot.

England's Mel Reid had a brilliant final round 66 and held the clubhouse lead on six under.  It looked like she might have a chance as Green faultered around the turn. However, she eventually had to settle for a tie for third place, with Nelly Korda, and a cheque for $225,038.

GolfPunk favourite Mel has been struggling of late and had fallen to 325th in the world on teeing up at Hazeltine. She got off to a poor start bogeying two of the opening three holes but then came alive with 8 birdies to card a six under round of 66.

The winnings should secure Reid’s playing rights on the LPGA tour for next year and will hopefully boost her confidence for the remainder of the season.

For the final leaderboard click HERE

Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Connecticut

Its been a long wait but American Chez Reavie has finally picked up his second win on the PGA Tour. Reavie’s last win was at the Canadian Open in July 2008 – what’s eleven years between friends?

The 37-yerar-old held a lead of six shots entering the final round and held off the field with a final round 69 to win by four shots. Americans Zack Sucher and Keegan Bradley shared second place on thirteen under.

England's Paul Casey closed with an impressive final-round 65, which included four birdies and an eagle, to finish in joint fifth. His countryman Tommy Fleetwood closed with a 69 for another solid week and a share of thirteenth.

For the final leaderboard click HERE

BMW International Open, Muenchen Eichenreid

He stiffed it out of this stuff, impressive!

England's Matthew Fitzpatrick came agonising close to his first European Tour win when losing out in a play-off with Italy's Andrea Pavan for the BMW International Open.

Pavan closed with a  final round of six-under saw him make up three shots to finish level with Fitzpatrick on 15 under par. No less than seven players shared third place on thirteen under, including the other Molinari brother, Edoardo.

Fitxpatrick will rue a missed opportunity when he failed to take advantage of a huge slice of luck at the first extra hole. His 285 yard second in to the par five 18th stopped just inches from the water hazard. He failed to get up and down and let off Pavan who could only manage a par himself.

When they returned to play the hole again it was Pavan who kept his cool, stiffing his third shot to a couple of feet from the rough. Fitzpatrick once again failed to get up and down, this time from the green side bunker, and the tile was Pavans.

For the final leaderboard click HERE

Ladies European Thailand Championship

You take the plate! I'll take the cheque....

Sixteen-year-old amateur, Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand, the winner of the low amateur award in last year’s Ricoh Women's British Open won the Thailand Championship for the second time in three years.

After a course record, nine under par, 63 in the third round Thitikul added a final round 67 to take the title by five shots from Germany’s Esther Henseleit. The rest of the field trailed far behind with third placed Olivia Cowan from Germany on eleven under.

Thitikul is the youngest player to win two Ladies Tour titles and this latest victory secures her a spot at the Women's British Open at Woburn in August.

The pain of finishing second was alleviated somewhat for Esther Henseleit because as amateur Thitikul could not pick up the winner’s cheque for €40,000 and so this went to Henseleit!

And another thing....

Pure Class Gary

TAGS: Hannah Green, Mel Reid, Travelers Championship, Chez Reavie, Paul Casey, BMW International Open, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andrea Pavan, Thailand Championship, Atthaya Thitikul, Women's British Open, News, 2019, PGA Championship