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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 163
DAY ASKS FOR UNDERSTANDING AUSTRALIA’S newest major champion Jason Day has asked for golf fans in his home country to appreciate the reason behind his total absence from tournament play here this summer. He and wife Ellie are expecting their second child during the middle of the three-week period taking in the Australian Masters, Open and PGA and Day signalled early in the year – before embarking on his torrid run of form – that he would again not be returning home this year. “I don’t feel as though I am under any pressure to return to Australia given I won the PGA Championship and really I am just hoping everyone back home will understand my situation,” Day said. “I just want to make sure I am there for Ellie and that she has my support when she has our second child. MORE> ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _____ PROVERBS PROSPERS IN THAILAND PROMISING Queensland amateur Blake Proverbs made his first trip to Thailand a fruitful one by claiming the 81st Thailand Amateur Open. The 19-year-old carded an eagle and five birdies in a closing 65 to move from one shot off the lead after three rounds to a one- stroke winner at Panya Indra Golf Club in Bangkok. He received the King Rama VII trophy for emerging victorious at Thailand’s oldest amateur golf tournament. Proverbs credited his caddie, who helped him acclimatise to the course. Queenslander Gennai Goodwin finished runner-up in the women’s section, five shots behind India’s No.1 amateur, Aditi Ashok. ____ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _ WALKER CUP CHANGES HANDS BRITAIN and Ireland registered its highest ever points total in regaining the Walker Cup, beating the USA 16.5 to 9.5 at Royal Lytham and St Annes in England. In a contest reminiscent of recent Ryder Cups, of which the Walker Cup is amateur golf’s equivalent, the home side needed only 3.5 points from the 10 singles matches to regain the trophy and delivered by losing just two matches to win by seven points. While the US side has won the biennial contest 38 times, the British and Irish side has taken six of the past 11. MORE> FP ADVERT TRAPS AROUND the www.riversideoaks.com.au Package includes: | One nights accommodation in a Deluxe Room with a King Bed or Two Single Beds | Full Breakfast in the Brasserie | 18 Holes of Golf on our Gangurru Golf Course with a Motorised cart | 18 Holes of Golf on our Bungool Course with a Motorised cart Riverside Oaks Golf Resort | P: 02 4560 3200 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org Winter Stay & Play $199 $199 per person per room twin share WINTER PLAY & STAY Ladies, Junior & Corporate membership available
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