Articles by Martin Blake –

Minjee Lee hits world No.3 mark

Perth’s Lee, just 22 years of age, sits just behind superstars Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand and Sung Hyun Park of South Korea in the latest rankings.

AUS OPEN: Max McCardle shares halfway lead with Ben An

For a long time at The Lakes on day two of the Emirates Australian Open, Matt Kuchar and David Micheluzzi had it to themselves. Then along came Byeong Hun An with a hole-in-one, the thunderclap at the 15th that changed everything, and Max McCardle almost trumped them all.

Masters 2018: Leishman right behind red-hot Reed

It was barnstorming Patrick Reed’s day at Augusta National, but Australia’s Marc Leishman had his moments as well and the big man from Warrnambool is in contention again for his first Major championship.

AUS OPEN: Day leaves Sydney with regrets

Jason Day set himself up for the fall. In the end, his finish to the Emirates Australian Open was emblematic of his winless 2017 – his first since 2012 – a little faltering, and slightly error-prone.

Smith leads LPGA Tour’s season finale

The long-hitting Aussie set up her round with an eagle on the par-five sixth hole and then made three birdies on the back nine in one of the rounds of her career.