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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 192
SHARK CHALLENGES DAY FORMER World No.1 Greg Norman has issued a huge challenge to his fellow Queenslander, Jason Day, who now occupies the top spot. The Shark wants the reigning PGA Champion to beat his 331 weeks at the top of the world ranking. On the eve of the Zurich Classic in New Orleans, Day – entering his ninth week as World No.1 – revealed Norman had urged him to beat his Australian record set over six years in the late ’80s and early ‘90s. MORE> ______________________________________ AUSTRALIA SECOND AT QUEEN SIRIKIT CUP AUSTRALIA made a final day surge to finish second behind the home host, South Korea, in the Queen Sirikit Cup. Korea finished 22-under-par 410 at Ora Country Club on Jeju Island, to finish 23 shots clear in the Asian teams’ championship. The Australian women, led by a closing 69 from international debutante Robyn Choi, raced up the leaderboard to edge out The Philippines on countback at 433. The 18-year-old finished 21st overall at six over after an 11 over 83 in the opening round. Fellow Gold Coaster Karis Davidson finished one stroke better overall at five over to finish T17. Perth’s Hannah Green continued her consistency and a closing 73 saw her finish T7 after starting the final day in sixth place. For the Korean women, it was their ninth victory in the past 10 Queen Sirikit Cups. ______________________________________ PGA EVENTS SAFE & SOUND THE successful operation of professional golf tournaments significantly depends on good weather. The PGA of Australia has enhanced its weather risk management for more than 200 tournaments, including Tour events, by using UBIMET‘s ‘Weather Cockpit’. The online platform of the Melbourne- based private weather service provides high- precision meteorological information to help ensure player and spectator safety, as well as operational planning, scheduling of tournaments and maintenance work. MORE> TRAPS AROUND the
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