Crowe Reigns in Spain as Asia Claims Bonallack Crown

David Tease
August 7, 2023

St. Michael’s Harrison Crowe has carved out a winning 3/2 record as part of the winning Asia- Pacific Confederation team against Europe’s best amateurs for the coveted Bonallack Trophy in Spain over the weekend.

Alongside South Australian Jack Buchanan, Crowe was making his first appearance in the biennial contest and looked set to ride home a big weekend with victory in the singles on the final day when he was one up with two to play.

It was not to be, however, and Crowe could only look on as his Norwegian opponent won the final two holes of the match – the last with a clutch eagle.

It was an otherwise solid week of golf for Corwe, who now heads to Cherry Hills in Ohio for the US Amateur Championship alongside fellow New South Wales entrant, Jeffrey Guan.

In news from the professional ranks, Cameron Davis confirmed his place in the FedEx Cup playoffs opening week, with a tied 7th finish at the Wyndham Championship. Davis will need to move into the top 50 after this week’s St. Jude Classic to qualify for week two of the finals, the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields.

Sarah Kemp also finished an impressive tie for 9th at the Women’s Scottish Open at nine under par, with Steph Kyriacou a shot back, tied for 13th alongside Western Australia’s Minjee Lee.

Kesley Bennett continues to find her feet on the LET Access tour, with a respectable tied 14th finish (which included a hole-out bunker shot for the end-of-year highlight reel) at the Smorum Ladies Open.

Dylan Perry took advantage of one of his limited starts on the Japan Tour, running in a 9th place finish in the Yokohama Minato Championship to give himself a timely boost as the JGTO enters the second half of its season.

Peter Fowler waited out a very wet week at the JCB Championship to finish in 41st place after the event was shortened to 36 holes, with Bathurst-born Peter O”Malley finishing in 61st.

Jason Hong rounded out the week with a tie for 33 at the Windsor Championship on the Canadian Tour, while at the Canadian Women’s Amateur, Belinda Ji and Annika Rathbone finished tied 38th and 43rd.

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