ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth Final Round Draw Released

Sat 10 Feb 2018

ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth Final Round Draw Released

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Perth, Australia, February 10: The draw for the final round of the ISPS World Super 6 Perth has been released, setting up an exciting finale to the unique event at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.

The leading 24 players have qualified for the knockout matchplay, with the top eight players receiving a first-round bye.

All knockout matches will be played over six holes of Lake Karrinyup, at the 10th hole (par-four), 11th hole (par-five), 13th hole (par-four), 14th hole (par-four), 12th hole (par-three), 18th hole (par-four) and played in that order.

Any matches tied after the six holes will proceed to the “shootout” hole where a hole-by-hole playoff will be used to determine the winner. The player with the honour will be determined by toss of a coin or similar.

The shootout hole utilises the existing 18th green played from a new tee box located approximately 80-90 metres from the green on the right hand side of the 18th fairway.

Getting the final round underway at 7.30am local time will be local amateur and crowd favourite Min Woo Lee, who will take on the highest-ranked player in the field, world number 37 Satoshi Kodaira of Japan. Top seed Prom Meesawat awaits the winner of the opening match.

Scotland’s Grant Forrest will tackle Australia’s Matthew Millar, who has the benefit of having made last year’s match play and is one of the most consistent performers on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. The winner will move on to face Sam Horsfield of England.

Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand will face Callan O’Reilly, with Olesen to take on the winner. The Dane is experienced in this format having won the European Tour’s teams version, the Golf Sixes.

Match four is an all Aussie affair with James Nitties and Nick Cullen set to battle, while another Aussie Dimi Papadatos awaits in the second round.

Marcus Fraser of Australia is paired against Poom Saksansin of Thailand. The winner of that match will face Australia’s Lucas Herbert who for the second year has earned a top-eight seeding. While in 2017 he also had a bye through to the second round, he was bundled out in his first match by rising star Phachara Khongwatmai.

Korean Yi-keun Chang and South African Zander Lombard go head-to-head, with Queenslander Brad Kennedy awaiting the victor.

Following an epic four-hole playoff win over Anthony Quayle, Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat will match up with young Victorian Ben Eccles. Japan’s Yusaku Myazato waits in round two.

Finally, veteran Tour Professional and local hope Stephen Leaney will take on Italian Andrea Pavan, with young American Sean Crocker waiting to see who he faces in round two.

Ends.

About the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

To be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 8-11 February, 2018 and tri-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour and Asian Tour, the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth combines 54 holes of traditional stroke play across the first three days with an exciting knockout match play format for the fourth and final round.

A regular cut will fall after 36 holes before the field is then further reduced to the top-24 players following 54 holes of regulation play, with any ties for 24th place being decided by a play-off. Those remaining players will then earn their places in the six-hole shootout.

Any matches tied after the six holes will be decided by playing the new Shootout Hole - a purpose-built 90-metre hole constructed at Lake Karrinyup, with a tee placed adjacent to the 18th fairway and utilising the 18th green.

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth is a golf tournament designed to retain the traditions of the game whilst appealing to a broader audience.

About ISPS HANDA

ISPS HANDA is a ‘General Incorporated Association’ based in Tokyo. ISPS HANDA was founded by Japanese philanthropist Dr. Haruhisa Handa in 2006 to support charitable causes throughout the sporting world.

ISPS HANDA’s support for golf is founded in its belief in the “power of sport” and it has fostered partnerships with golf governing bodies worldwide to help develop the game at every level and promote blind and disabled golf.

ISPS HANDA’s heritage in supporting blind and disabled golf and Dr. Handa’s interest and philanthropic contribution in golf has formed the foundation of its wider mission for golf to become a Paralympic sport.

Outside of golf, ISPS HANDA’s support extends to other sports including rowing, football, polo, bowling and the convening of discussion platforms for young leaders in sports.

About Asian Tour

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Rolex (Official Timekeeper), Panasonic (Official Consumer Electronics), Habitat for Humanity (Official Sustainable Development Partner), ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), Titleist (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Partner), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official International Media Partner), Wall Street Journal (Official International Media Partner) and Sentosa in Singapore which is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.

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