ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth 2018 - A Dramatic 3rd Round
Round three of the World Super 6 Perth began with Lee Westwood and defending champ Brett Rumford tied for the lead. It seemed a sure thing that one or other or both would be high on the leaderboard on Sunday. This wasn't to be. They each ended on 6-over-par 78, crashing to the leaderboard-ties at No. 40 and exiting the tournament.
Rumford's disappointment was apparent: “It was a tiring day, I just didn’t play well...I just didn’t control my golf ball as well as I should have done,” he commented.
Westwood, similarly, said “Not a lot went my way. Disappointing, but that's how it goes sometimes."
Nevertheless Westwood endorses the dynamic changes to the way the game is played at the World Super 6: "I think it's a good format, very exciting. I like it.”
Fortunes change both ways and Thailand's Prom Meesawat now finds himself at the top of the leaderboard, having shot 5-under 67. As he said, "In match play, everything can happen. Like last year, the last guy got in and he just knocked out everyone to get to the final. So you never know."
The top eight players all receiving byes through to Sunday's knockout matches (second round) are Meesawat, Sean Crocker, Lucas Herbert, Thorbjorn Olesen, Dimitrios Papadatos, Brad Kennedy, Yusaku Miyazato and Sam Horsfield.
Six holes are in play for the knockout rounds at Lake Karrinyup CC: 10, 11, 13, 14, 12 and 18, in that order. Any ties after the six holes go on to the "Shootout" hole. The Shootout hole uses the 18th green from a new teebox, 80+ metres from the green.
Ref. the PGA Tour site for all details: www.pga.org.au/news/pga-tour-aus