The top-24 for the final round of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth has been released, setting up a golf fan’s delight with the exciting six-hole match ups to take place at Lake Karrinyup Country Club on Sunday.
Players who qualified inside the top-8 have earned themselves a first round bye with Thailand’s Prom Meesawat picking up a prize cheque for AUD $25,000 courtesy of finishing in first place following the opening three rounds.
Sean Crocker, Lucas Herbert and Thorbjorn Olesen split another AUD $25,000 for their joint T2 finish following the three rounds of stroke play. Dimi Papadatos, Brad Kennedy, Yusaku Miyazato and Sam Horsfield round out the top-8 automatically through to the second round.
All knockout matches will be played over six holes of Lake Karrinyup being the: 10th hole (par-4), 11th hole (par-5), 13th hole (par-4), 14th hole (par-4), 12th hole (par-3), 18th hole (par-4) 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 No. 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.
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; 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 is paired against Poom Saksansin, the winner of that match will face Lucas Herbert who for the second year has earned a top-8 seeding. While in 2017 he also had a bye through to the second round, he was bundled out in his first match.
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 Miyazato 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.