By BGB Staff Writer
BANGKOK, Thailand: 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.