Name:Peter Lawrence Lonard
Born:July 17, 1967 in Epping, Sydney, Australia.
Multiple Australian and PGA Tours winner. Presidents Cup (2003, 2005).
During his professional golfing career Lonard has been equally at home playing on the tours in Australasia, Europe and the U.S.
Played as the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship (Dec 6-9; Aus Tr event). Second-placed David Smail (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Lonard (Aus). [Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia].
Played as the MCI Heritage (April 14-17). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire), Billy Andrade (USA), Jim Furyk (USA) and Davis Love III (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Lonard (Aus). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
Played as the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship (Dec 2-5). Second-placed James Nitties (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Lonard (Aus), who also won the Australian Open a week earlier. [Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia].
Played as the Hillross Australian Open (Nov 25-28). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Lonard (Aus). This was the 100th year and 89th playing of the Australian Open. [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].
Lonard (Aus) won his second PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit, with 2003 season earnings of A$604,000 on the Tour. Andre Stolz (Aus) was second with A$395,269; Peter Senior (Aus) was third with A$354,195.
Played as the Hillross Australian Open (Dec 18-21). Second-placed Chris Downes (Aus) and Stephen Leaney (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Lonard (Aus). [Open course, Moonah Links, Fingal, Vic.].
Played as the MasterCard Masters (Dec 5-8; Aus Tr event). Lonard (Aus) beat Gavin Coles (Aus) with a par at the third playoff hole. Adam Scott (Aus) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Huntingdale GC, Oakleigh South, Melbourne].
Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (Nov 16/17; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Rich Beem (USA) & Peter Lonard (Aus) beat Fred Couples & Mark Calcavecchia (USA) 2 and 1 in the final of the PGA Tour matches. [Monarch Beach Links, Dana Point, CA].
Played as the Australian PGA Championship. Peter Lonard (Aus) and Jarrod Moseley (Aus) were co-winners of this event. After both finished on 271, one playoff hole was attempted, but darkness forced play to be suspended and a tie was declared. [Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia].
Played as the ANZ Tour Championship (Feb 22-25; Aus Tour 2000/01 season-ending event). Second-placed Nathan Green (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Peter Lonard (Aus), who finished eagle-birdie in the final round. [Concord GC, Sydney, Aus].
Lonard (Aus) won the PGA Tour of Australasia 1996/97 Order of Merit. [Season: Oct 96 to March 97].
Played as the Ericsson Masters (an Australasian Tour event). Won by Peter Lonard (Aus).
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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