A week before his hometown Adelaide prepares to host the biggest Australian sporting event of the year, Wade Ormsby turned back time with a second place at the Asian Tour’s Saudi Open.

The Asian Tour’s form player of the year, American John Catlin, who appears destined to lock up a promotion to the 2025 LIV Golf season via the International Series Order of Merit, was in pole position at the Saudi Open. Ormsby was nine shots behind.

But Ormsby channelled the form that saw him win the International Series Thailand in March last year. In a ball-striking clinic, he hit 16 of 18 greens during a seven-under-par 64.

Catlin won by seven but Ormsby locked up second, his best result since that Thailand victory. Ormsby’s native Adelaide is gearing up to host this week’s LIV Golf Adelaide.

“John had a big lead, it was difficult, you just want to go out and play as well as you can,” said Ormsby. “I played great. First week after 10 years with a new caddie, Mike, so it’s nice to get off on the right foot.”

Ormsby was one of two Australians who finished inside the top 10, including Scott Hend who tied eighth.

At the first women’s golf major of the year, The Chevron, both major winners in the Australian contingent, Minjee Lee and Hannah Green, missed the cut while Victoria’s Gabi Ruffels and Sydney native Stephanie Kyriacou finished as the top Australians.

Nelly Korda won her second major and fifth consecutive LPGA Tour win, matching the all-time record of Nancy Lopez (1978) and Annika Sorenstam (2004-2005).

Meanwhile on the PGA Tour, Jason Day and Cam Davis both finished their final rounds before play suspended the final round at the RBC Heritage. World No.1 and newly-crowned Masters champion Scottie Scheffler came back after the overnight delay and won by three shotsat Harbour Town Golf Links. Day was tied for 18th at nine under, 10 back of Scheffler. Davis tied 49th at three under.

At the PGA Tour’s opposite field event, Sydney’s Harrison Endycott tied for 33rd at the Corales Puntacana Championship.

On the PGA Tour Champions, Steve Allan recorded his first top-five finish on tour at the Invited Celebrity Classic in Texas while Greg Chalmers tied 12th.

Australian results courtesy of the PGA of Australia:

The Chevron Championship
The Club at Carlton Woods, The Woodlands, Texas
1          Nelly Korda                  68-69-69-69—275       $US1.2m
T40      Stephanie Kyriacou      72-69-73-75—289       $37,299
T40      Gabriela Ruffels           69-73-70-77—289       $37,299
T54      Robyn Choi                  73-73-69-77—292       $23,365
T70      Sarah Kemp                 70-73-75-80—298       $15,150
T72      Karis Davidson             72-74-74-79—299       $14,515
MC       Grace Kim                    76-72—148
MC       Hannah Green              77-72—149
MC       Minjee Lee                   74-77—151
MC       Hira Naveed                 78-77—155

Asian Tour
Saudi Open presented by PIF
Riyadh Golf Club, Saudia Arabia
1          John Catlin                   65-67-62-66—260       $US180,000
2          Wade Ormsby             66-69-68-64—267       $110,000
T8        Scott Hend                   66-67-70-71—274       $22,950
T14      Maverick Antcliff          67-73-72-64—276       $13,850
T17      Aaron Wilkin                73-64-70-70—277       $10,672.73
T28      Jordan Zunic                72-67-71-68—278       $8,280
T28      Harrison Crowe            68-71-70-69—278       $8,280
T37      Jack Thompson            71-70-67-72—280       $6,800
T43      Travis Smyth                70-72-69-71—282       $5,450
T62      Sam Brazel                   70-72-73-72—287       $3,050
MC       Justin Warren               67-76—143
MC       Jed Morgan                 73-70—143
MC       Lachlan Barker              69-74—143
MC       Daniel Gale                  76-68—144
MC       Todd Sinnott                70-74—144
MC       Deyen Lawson             73-71—144
MC       Zach Murray                73-73—146
MC       Kevin Yuan                   71-75—146
MC       Doug Klein                   73-79—152

Corales Puntacana Championship
Puntacana Resort & Club (Corales Cse), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
1          Billy Horschel               67-69-66-63—265       $US720,000
T33      Harrison Endycott        68-70-71-69—278       $22,800          

Ladies European Tour
Joburg Ladies Open
Modderfontein Golf Club, South Africa
1          Chiara Tamburlini         70-68-67-70—275       €45,000
MC       Amy Walsh                   81-80—161

Korn Ferry Tour
LECOM Suncoast Classic
Lakewood National Golf Club (Commander Cse), Lakewood Ranch, Florida
1          Tim Widing                  67-64-67-66—264      
Won on second hole of sudden death playoff
T84      John Lyras                    67-67-76-73—283      
86        Brett Drewitt                67-69-78-71—285      
MC       Dimi Papadatos           69-73—142
MC       Rhein Gibson               69-73—142