29th July 2014
Mat returns from Queensland
Mat’s 3 events on the Sunshine tour have concluded with the Capricorn Classic last week. This period was valuable for Mat, providing some tournament play before a busy schedule for the remainder of the year. Mat had a couple of good results while away with two top 10’s and a number of good quality rounds of golf under his belt as he prepares for the 2nd half of the China Tour.
Mat returned to Melbourne Sunday evening and will use the next 7 days in Melbourne to prepare for the Yulongwan Yunnan Open from August 7-10 on the PGA Tour China.
For info on the upcoming event click the link below.
9th July 2014
Top 10 at Pioneer Valley Pro Am
Mat began his Queensland campaign in solid fashion by shooting a 4 under par 68, to finish Tied 9th at the Pioneer Valley Pro Am.
Mat starts the Mackay Open Thursday. The Tournament details can be found by clicking on the PGA link below
7th July 2014
Mat heads to Queensland for 3 weeks on the Sunshine Tour
Mat left for Queensland today to play the Mackay Open, Rockhampton Open and Capricorn Classic. Mat has spent some valuable time with his support team in Melbourne following his return from China. Mat’s excited to be playing Tournament golf again following his break from events. ‘I’m looking forward to getting back into Tournament golf, I’ve worked hard on a number of areas in my game and am looking forward to testing them out these coming weeks. It will be a good lead up to the remaining events in China in the upcoming months.
In 2013, Mat was awarded the Rookie of the Year on the Queensland Tour and returns to Queensland for the first time this year to play on the Sunshine Tour.
18th June 2014
Two top 10’s for Mat in China
Mat had a great time in China, finishing 10th in Shanghai in the Lan Hai Open and recording his best finish of the year, 2nd in the Beijing Open.
With Scores of 75,72,73,65 in the Lan Hai Open, Mat finished in a share of 10th place. His 65 in the final round was the lowest score of the tournament. He also recorded 21 birdies for the week.
On to Beijing for the Earl’s Beijing Open. He continued the final round form in Shanghai, by repeating his 65 and as a result, took a share of the lead after the first round. Round two was disrupted by a huge weather delay late in the afternoon. Mat had to return to finish his round Saturday morning, shooting a two under 70 to be 4th going into the weekend.
Round three and ‘moving day’ saw just that happen, as Mat caught the leaders in his opening five holes and raced to 8 under after 11 holes. He pared out to shoot his lowest score of the year, an 8 under 64. This was the lowest score of the tournament for a second consecutive week.
Mat began Sunday with a two shot lead on 17 under par. Followed by some great play under pressure on Sunday, he made 3 birdies and 14 pars during his round. Unfortunately it was a lost ball on his second to last hole of the day that saw his lead disappear. Despite a courageous birdie on the 18th, he finished runner-up, two shots behind eventual winner Zhang of China.
Final tournament report, scores and stats can be found at http://www.pgatourchina.com/en/index.html
Following these two performances in China, Mat moves into the Top 10 on the Order of Merit for the first time this season.
The Top 5 gain cards on the WEB.COM Tour in America for 2015.
31st May 2014
Mat departs for China
Mat heads to China this Sunday to play two events on the PGA Tour China Series. The first event is the Lan hai Open in Shanghai at the Lan Hai International Golf club. This is followed by the Beijing Open at Earls Golf Club. Event info, news and scores can be found at http://www.pgatourchina.com/en/index.html