Well, moving day of this year’s Australian PGA Championship has dramatically shaken up the leaderboard going into the final Day tomorrow at the Royal Queensland Golf Club in Brisbane. Cam Smith is your leader right now at -11 despite four bogeys on the 9th & back nine; plus a couple of visits outside the putting green today alongside six birdies sandwiched in between on two under 69.
Just behind Cam by three shots is a pair of Internationals in China’s Yan Wei Liu who nearly sinked a hole-in-one Par 3 11th & Masahiro Kawamura from Japan as they’re both currently in Tied 2nd (-8), while Min Woo Lee & Brad Kennedy are back in the hunt in Tied 4th (-7) following their respective inconsistent Day 2 scores yesterday, especially when Min-Woo was extremely good on the front nine with four birdies.
Joining Min-Woo & Brad is Jake McLeod where he was exceptional as always since his rapid rise from T40 to the Top 3-5 yesterday. Although Day 1 & 2 leader Jason Scrivener may have endured a tough day in the office today with only back-to-back birdies on the 17th & 18th on top of five bogeys, but he’s out of the race just yet alongside Min-Woo, Brad & Jake. The same can be said for Cameron John when his score today of three over 74 saw him slip down from Top 3 to Tied 11th.
There’s also a couple players who emerged as of late starting with Spaniard Alfredo Garcia-Heredia in Tied 8th (-6) following his Day 3 rebound at four under 67; So does Scott Hend and David Micheluzzi where they both never looked out of place going into the final day inside the Top 10 alongside Garcia-Heredia, as they hope to wrap up on a high note.
And if that’s not enough, look out for Sam Brazel (T11), Scott Strange & Cameron Davis (both T15) as outsiders not far away from the Top 10, as well as another Japanese pair of Takumi Kanaya & Ryo Hisatsune (both T11).
Who will take home the Joe Kirkwood Cup & the $2 million prize money tomorrow? Will it be one of the local boys, another Aussie from another State or will it be an International player this time since Harold Varner III (USA) in 2016? We’ll wait & see.