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Kevin Streelman and Thomas Aiken enter World top 100

March 18, 2013

Kevin Streelman's victory in the Tampa Bay Championship lifts the American to 74th in the World Ranking. Streelman was 225th at the end of 2012 and 205th at the start of last week, but made a massive improvement after a closing round of 67 at Innisbrook which saw him finish two shots ahead of compatriot Boo Weekley.

Thomas Aiken collected his second European Tour title with a three shot victory at the Avantha Masters lifting the South African from 129th to 90th in the World Ranking, while runner-up Gaganjeet Bhullar of India moved from 107th to 85th. A ball-striking master class on Saturday had seen the South African sign for a third round 62, building a three shot lead.

Meanwhile fellow South African Jaco Van Zyl won his second Telkom PGA Championship at Country Club Johannesburg rising inside the top 100 Official World Golf Ranking. It was a close-run affair, with Van Zyl’s 69 and tournament total of 20-under-par 268 heading off Dylan Frittelli by one stroke, and Chris Swanepoel, with whom he shared the third round lead a further shot back in third.

On the OneAsia Tour, Prayad Marksaeng proved victorious at the Thailand Open at Thana City Golf & Sports Club on Sunday. Prayad had rounds of 68, 67, 65 and 64 for a 24 under-par total of 264 taking him from 344th to 218th in the World Ranking.

Ted Purdy wins the 55th Abierto Mexicano de Golf, The 39-year old from Phoenix, Arizona, became the first champion of the 2013 season on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.






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