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Round 4 - Kiradech Aphibarnrat wins Super 6

February 11, 2018

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat rode his luck to claim the $1.75 million Handa World Super 6 title in Perth on Sunday.

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The unique tournament saw the top 24 players after the third round compete in matchplay on Sunday to decide the winner.

Aphibarnrat, 28, who was the last qualifier, prevailed in the final against Australian battler James Nitties.

The world number 53 had never seen the course before his first round on Thursday and had arrived in Perth only late the day before. He admitted his 10th tournament win was an unlikely result.

"I'm the last guy in the top 24 and I think I was the last guy to arrive this week as well," he said.

Nitties had not won since 2015 and was desperate to gain his European Tour card with a victory.

He won the first hole in the six-hole final but went off the tee on the third, allowing Aphibarnrat to square the match.

The Thai then produced a stunning drive on the fourth to set up an eagle putt from around three metres, which he sank to take the lead.

Another perfect drive by Aphibarnrat on the fifth set up a birdie putt, which he coolly sank to beat Nitties 2 and 1.

It was the Thai's fourth win on the European tour, and came after he played a marathon 35 holes on the final day to win five matches.

Aphibarnrat had looked on the verge of elimination several times over the weekend and was the last player to progress during Saturday’s playoff to get into the final 24.

He was behind Australian Lucas Herbert with one hole to play in the semi-final but the Victorian narrowly missed a three-metre putt which would have won the match.

The first playoff hole saw the Thai almost notch a hole-in-one with an impeccable tee shot that set up a simple birdie for victory.

Local amateur Min Woo Lee set a cracking early pace in the matchplay rounds, shooting birdies on 10 of his first 11 holes. He knocked out Japan's Satashi Kodaira (3 and 1) and top qualifier Prom Meesawat (2 up) to advance impressively to the final eight.

Thailand's Meesawat had won the qualifying stage by two strokes, with the top eight seeds in the final 24 earning a bye in the first round of matchplay.

He was chasing a tournament win to secure his European Tour card but could not get past his first opponent.

Lee was looking the player to beat after two matches but came undone in the quarter-finals as a wayward shot out of the bunker on the fourth hole handed England's Sam Horsfield a 3 and 2 win.

The Florida-based Horsfield fell to Nitties in the semi-final.

Final Day Matchplay
Final
James Nitties AUS
2&1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA
3/4 Playoff
Sam Horsfield ENG
3&1
Lucas Herbert AUS
Semi Finals
Lucas Herbert AUS
1st SH
Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA
Semi Finals
Sam Horsfield ENG
2&1
James Nitties AUS

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Round 3 - Prom Meesawat leading in Perth

February 10, 2018

Thailand's Prom Meesawat topped the leaderboard after the final strokeplay round with a five-under-par 67 in the World Super 6 in Perth on Saturday, while overnight leaders Brett Rumford and Lee Westwood crashed out.

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Play will switch to matchplay between the top 24 players on Sunday, with five rounds of six-hole knockout matches to determine the winner at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.

Meesawat will have a bye into the last 16 after finishing 12 under overall, two shots clear of clear of Dane Thorbjorn Olesen, American Sean Crocker and Australian Lucas Herbert.

Englishman Sam Horsfield, Japan's Yisaku Miyazato and Australians Brad Kennedy and Dimitrios Papadatos secured the other four first-round byes after finishing at eight under.

It was a day to forget for pre-tournament favourite Westwood and defending champion Rumford, who both carded six-over rounds of 78 to bow out of the event.

The 33-year-old Meesawat went on a blistering run from the tenth and scoring three consecutive birdies, including a monster putt on the 12th. He dropped a shot on the 13th but gains on the 15th and 17th took him clear of the field.

"I did well for the last two days, I only missed a couple of shots to put myself in the top position," Meesawat said.

"Very happy to finish first but still a lot of golf for tomorrow and I think it's going to be good fun.

"It (a win) means a lot. I'm going to earn my European Tour card and it's going to be the first win for me on the European Tour."

There was a nine-man playoff for the final eight spots with Italian Andrea Pavan, South Korean Yikeun Chang, Australian Callan O'Reilly and Thai Poom Saksansin all progressing with pars at the 18th.

South African Zander Lombard, Australian Stephen Leaney and Japanese Satoshi Kodaira also secured their spots with pars before Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat edged out Anthony Quayle of Australia in a sudden-death battle. (Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Clare Fallon)

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Prom Meesawat
THA
-12
67
70
67
204
T2
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-10
68
69
69
206
T2
Sean Crocker
USA
-10
70
69
67
206
T2
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-10
70
67
69
206
T5
Brad Kennedy
AUS
-8
69
72
67
208
T5
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
-8
69
73
66
208
T5
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-8
68
72
68
208
T5
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-8
70
70
68
208
T9
Grant Forrest
SCO
-7
69
68
72
209
T9
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-7
68
74
67
209

Round 2 - Westwood & Rumford leading in Australia

February 09, 2018

Lee Westwood was tied for the lead with defending champion Brett Rumford after two rounds of the World Super 6 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club on Friday.

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Rumford, who led by two strokes after the opening round, shot a par 72. Westwood had a 70 to move into the tie, with four other golfers a stroke behind.

Westwood and Rumford had 36-hole totals of 8-under 136.

The top 24 after three rounds play six-hole shootouts in the event co-sanctioned by three tours: European, Asian and PGA of Australia.

Westwood said his main priority was to finish in the top 24, rather than put pressure on himself to get a top-eight seeding.

''You're going to need a lot of luck,'' he said. ''It's exciting for the fans and the format of the game. Golf needs something like that.''

Andrew (Beef) Johnston shot 73-76 to be 4 over, and missed the cut, which was par. He was a late replacement for fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton, who was the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 15 before withdrawing with a wrist injury.

Also missing the cut was another Englishman, Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, who shot rounds of 76-75 to be 7 over.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Brett Rumford
AUS
-8
64
72
136
T1
Lee Westwood
ENG
-8
66
70
136
T3
Grant Forrest
SCO
-7
69
68
137
T3
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-7
68
69
137
T3
Prom Meesawat
THA
-7
67
70
137
T3
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-7
70
67
137
7
Zander Lombard
RSA
-6
68
70
138
T8
Adam Blyth
AUS
-5
73
66
139
T8
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-5
73
66
139
T8
Anthony Quayle
AUS
-5
71
68
139
T8
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-5
67
72
139
T8
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
-5
69
70
139
T8
Sean Crocker
USA
-5
70
69
139

Round 1 - Brett Rumford leading Super 6, Westwood 2 behind

February 08, 2018

Defending champion Brett Rumford shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead over English veteran Lee Westwood in the World Super 6 Perth on Thursday.

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Rumford led the tournament from start to finish last year, dominating the opening three rounds of stroke play before winning the final-round match-play format at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.

Westwood, tied for second place after the first round with James Nitties of Australia, missed the cut in his first two tournaments of the year before finishing tied for 11th in Malaysia last week.

''I don't think this is a tournament where you want to be playing catch-up,'' Westwood said after his 66. ''You want to get yourself in the mix and try and cruise through the second and third days and get into that top 24.''

Nine golfers were tied for fourth, three strokes behind Rumford.

Andrew (Beef) Johnston shot 73. He was a late replacement for fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton, who was the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 15 before withdrawing with a wrist injury. Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, shot 76, and he and Johnston were in danger of missing the cut.

The top 24 after three rounds play a series of six-hole shootouts in the event co-sanctioned by three tours: European, Asian and PGA of Australia.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Brett Rumford
AUS
-8
64
T2
James Nitties
AUS
-6
66
T2
Lee Westwood
ENG
-6
66
T4
Daisuke Kataoka
JPN
-5
67
T4
Gareth Paddison
NZL
-5
67
T4
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-5
67
T4
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-5
67
T4
Nicholas Fung
MAL
-5
67
T4
Prom Meesawat
THA
-5
67
T4
Sebastien Gros
FRA
-5
67
T4
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-5
67
T4
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
-5
67

Scores

Final Day Matchplay
Final
James Nitties AUS
2&1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA
3/4 Playoff
Sam Horsfield ENG
3&1
Lucas Herbert AUS
Semi Finals
Lucas Herbert AUS
1st SH
Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA
Semi Finals
Sam Horsfield ENG
2&1
James Nitties AUS
Quarterfinal
Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA
1 Hole
Sean Crocker USA
Quarterfinal
Lucas Herbert AUS
2nd SH
Brad Kennedy AUS
Quarterfinal
Min Woo Lee (Am) AUS
3&2
Sam Horsfield ENG
Quarterfinal
Callan O'Reilly AUS
1 Hole
James Nitties AUS
S6 Rd2
Lucas Herbert AUS
1 Hole
Marcus Fraser AUS
S6 Rd2
Sean Crocker USA
1st SH
Andrea Pavan ITA
S6 Rd2
Yusaku Miyazato JAP
5th SH
Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA
S6 Rd2
Brad Kennedy AUS
1st SH
Yikeun Chang KOR
S6 Rd2
Dimitrios Papadatos AUS
1 Hole
James Nitties AUS
S6 Rd2
Thorbjørn Olesen DEN
1 Hole
Callan O'Reilly AUS
S6 Rd2
Sam Horsfield ENG
4th SH
Matthew Millar AUS
S6 Rd2
Prom Meesawat THA
2 Holes
Min Woo Lee (Am) AUS
S6 Rd1
Stephen Leaney AUS
2nd SH
Andrea Pavan ITA
S6 Rd1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA
1 Hole
Ben Eccles AUS
S6 Rd1
Yikeun Chang KOR
3&2
Zander Lombard RSA
S6 Rd1
Marcus Fraser AUS
6th SH
Proom Saksansin THA
S6 Rd1
James Nitties AUS
1st SH
Nick Cullen AUS
S6 Rd1
Pavit Tangkamolprasert THA
2&1
Callan O'Reilly AUS
S6 Rd1
Grant Forrest SCO
1 Hole
Matthew Millar AUS
S6 Rd1
Min Woo Lee (Am) AUS
3&1
Satoshi Kodaira
First 3 Rounds
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Prom Meesawat
THA
-12
67
70
67
204
T2
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-10
68
69
69
206
T2
Sean Crocker
USA
-10
70
69
67
206
T2
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-10
70
67
69
206
T5
Brad Kennedy
AUS
-8
69
72
67
208
T5
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
-8
69
73
66
208
T5
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-8
68
72
68
208
T5
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-8
70
70
68
208
T9
Grant Forrest
SCO
-7
69
68
72
209
T9
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-7
68
74
67
209
11
Matthew Millar
AUS
-6
73
70
67
210
T12
Ben Eccles
AUS
-6
72
69
69
210
T12
James Nitties
AUS
-6
66
76
68
210
T12
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
-6
69
70
71
210
T12
Nick Cullen
AUS
-6
72
68
70
210
T12
Pavit Tangkamolprasert
THA
-6
70
71
69
210
T17
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-5
73
66
72
211
T17
Callan O'Reilly
AUS
-5
72
71
68
211
T17
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-5
67
72
72
211
T17
Poom Saksansin
THA
-5
71
73
67
211
T17
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-5
70
71
70
211
T17
Stephen Leaney
AUS
-5
69
72
70
211
T17
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
-5
67
73
71
211
T17
Zander Lombard
RSA
-5
68
70
73
211
MDF
Anthony Quayle
AUS
-5
71
68
72
211
MDF
Aaron Rai
ENG
-4
71
73
68
212
MDF
David Bransdon
AUS
-4
71
70
71
212
MDF
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-4
67
73
72
212
MDF
Johan Edfors
SWE
-4
71
73
68
212
MDF
Ryan Fox
NZL
-4
70
73
69
212
MDF
Scott Vincent
ZIM
-4
73
71
68
212
MDF
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-4
67
73
72
212
MDF
Jake McLeod
AUS
-3
72
70
71
213
MDF
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-3
74
67
72
213
MDF
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-3
71
72
70
213
MDF
Nicholas Fung
MAL
-3
67
76
70
213
MDF
Robert Allenby
AUS
-3
72
72
69
213
MDF
Ryan Evans
ENG
-3
70
74
69
213
MDF
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
THA
-3
71
71
71
213
MDF
Brett Rumford
AUS
-2
64
72
78
214
MDF
Cory Crawford
AUS
-2
73
70
71
214
MDF
Daisuke Kataoka
JPN
-2
67
75
72
214
MDF
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
-2
68
74
72
214
MDF
Lee Westwood
ENG
-2
66
70
78
214
MDF
Pep Angles
ESP
-2
71
73
70
214
MDF
Richard Green
AUS
-2
69
73
72
214
MDF
Sebastien Gros
FRA
-2
67
77
70
214
MDF
Terry Pilkadaris
AUS
-2
71
72
71
214
MDF
Christopher Mivis
BEL
-1
71
73
71
215
MDF
Gareth Paddison
NZL
-1
67
76
72
215
MDF
Jack Wilson
AUS
-1
73
67
75
215
MDF
Jake Higginbottom
AUS
-1
74
70
71
215
MDF
James Marchesani
AUS
-1
73
71
71
215
MDF
Jarin Todd
USA
-1
73
71
71
215
MDF
Jordan Zunic
AUS
-1
72
71
72
215
MDF
Laurie Canter
ENG
-1
72
72
71
215
MDF
Steven Brown
ENG
-1
72
70
73
215
MDF
Adam Blyth
AUS
Par
73
66
77
216
MDF
Chase Koepka
USA
Par
70
74
72
216
MDF
Jarryd Felton
AUS
Par
69
74
73
216
MDF
Matthew Griffin
AUS
Par
70
72
74
216
MDF
Peter Fowler
AUS
Par
74
70
72
216
MDF
Rattanon Wannasrichan
THA
Par
72
70
74
216
MDF
Seung-Su Han
KOR
Par
68
73
75
216
MDF
Alexander Knappe
GER
1
75
68
74
217
MDF
Andrew Dodt
AUS
1
71
73
73
217
MDF
Charlie Ford
ENG
1
69
73
75
217
MDF
Daniel Fox
AUS
1
69
72
76
217
MDF
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
1
74
70
73
217
MDF
Jens Fahrbring
SWE
1
68
74
75
217
MDF
Joel Girrbach
SWE
1
72
72
73
217
MDF
Rak Cho
KOR
1
73
71
73
217
MDF
Adam Bland
AUS
2
73
70
75
218
MDF
Aron Price
AUS
2
72
72
74
218
MDF
Jens Dantorp
SWE
2
71
73
74
218
MDF
Todd Sinnott
AUS
2
72
72
74
218
MDF
Bradley Neil
SCO
3
71
73
75
219
MDF
David Lipsky
USA
3
68
76
75
219
MDF
Mark Foster
ENG
4
71
72
77
220
MDF
Austin Connelly
CAN
5
69
74
78
221
CUT
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
1
71
74
-
145
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
1
71
74
-
145
CUT
Jbe Kruger
RSA
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Mark Brown
NZL
1
69
76
-
145
CUT
Matthew Guyatt
AUS
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
1
74
71
-
145
CUT
Steven Jeffress
AUS
1
71
74
-
145
CUT
Taylor MacDonald
FIJ
1
69
76
-
145
CUT
Victor Perez
FRA
1
74
71
-
145
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
2
73
73
-
146
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
2
73
73
-
146
CUT
Brett Coletta
AUS
2
73
73
-
146
CUT
Duncan Stewart
SCO
2
74
72
-
146
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
2
71
75
-
146
CUT
Johannes Veerman
USA
2
72
74
-
146
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
2
71
75
-
146
CUT
Marcus Armitage
ENG
2
74
72
-
146
CUT
Matthew Stieger
AUS
2
76
70
-
146
CUT
Michael Hendry
NZL
2
71
75
-
146
CUT
Peter Lonard
AUS
2
72
74
-
146
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
2
72
74
-
146
CUT
Tirawat Kaewsirbandit
THA
2
71
75
-
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
ENG
2
73
73
-
146
CUT
Tom Murray
ENG
2
71
75
-
146
CUT
Arnod Vongvanij
THA
3
72
75
-
147
CUT
Berry Henson
USA
3
74
73
-
147
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
3
76
71
-
147
CUT
Daniel Pearce
NZL
3
75
72
-
147
CUT
Danthai Boonma
THA
3
73
74
-
147
CUT
Josh Geary
NZL
3
74
73
-
147
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
3
75
72
-
147
CUT
Simon Hawkes
AUS
3
75
72
-
147
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
4
75
73
-
148
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
4
73
75
-
148
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
4
75
73
-
148
CUT
Gary Stal
FRA
4
73
75
-
148
CUT
Josh Younger
AUS
4
74
74
-
148
CUT
Nico Geyger
CHI
4
73
75
-
148
CUT
Aaron Townsend
AUS
5
75
74
-
149
CUT
Andrew Johnston
ENG
5
73
76
-
149
CUT
Brett Rankin
AUS
5
79
70
-
149
CUT
Daniel Nisbet
AUS
5
73
76
-
149
CUT
David Smail
NZL
5
77
72
-
149
CUT
Javier Colomo
ESP
5
72
77
-
149
CUT
Marcel Schneider
GER
5
77
72
-
149
CUT
Matthew Nixon
ENG
5
71
78
-
149
CUT
Nathan Kimsey
ENG
5
75
74
-
149
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
5
73
76
-
149
CUT
Shiv Kapur
IND
5
75
74
-
149
CUT
Adrian Meronk
POL
6
75
75
-
150
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
6
73
77
-
150
CUT
Garrick Porteous
ENG
6
74
76
-
150
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
6
73
77
-
150
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
6
75
75
-
150
CUT
Natipong Srithong
THA
6
70
80
-
150
CUT
Nick O'Hern
AUS
6
76
74
-
150
CUT
Ben Campbell
NZL
7
73
78
-
151
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
7
76
75
-
151
CUT
James Heath
ENG
7
79
72
-
151
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
7
74
77
-
151
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
7
74
77
-
151
CUT
Peter O'Malley
AUS
7
76
75
-
151
CUT
William Liu
CHN
7
81
70
-
151
CUT
Dale Brandt-Richards
AUS
8
73
79
-
152
CUT
Damien Jordan
AUS
8
72
80
-
152
CUT
Darren Beck
AUS
8
71
81
-
152
CUT
Deyen Lawson
AUS
8
71
81
-
152
CUT
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
8
73
79
-
152
CUT
Michael Long
NZL
8
79
73
-
152
CUT
Peter Wilson
ENG
8
73
79
-
152
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
8
73
79
-
152
CUT
Simon Yates
SCO
8
79
73
-
152
CUT
Travis Smyth
AUS
10
80
74
-
154
CUT
Ben Leong
MAL
12
77
79
-
156
CUT
Nathan Holman
AUS
12
79
77
-
156
RET
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
BAN
Par
80
-
-
80

 

DATES: February 08-11
SITE: Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Perth, Western Australia
PRIZE MONEY: AUS S$1,750,000

 




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