This week: Nationwide Tour’s Moonah Classic, Thursday through Sunday, Moonah Links, Fingal, Victoria, Australia.
Third-round score: 4-over-par 76.
Fourth-round score: 1-under 71.
Position: Putnam (even-par 288) will finish in the top 40, and cash his first paycheck in 2009.
Recap: The Tacoma golfer certainly made strides,
but still has a few kinks to work out. His 13 birdies were matched by
13 bogeys. His two eagles were matched by a pair of double bogeys. The
fourth round was easily his best ball-striking round of the season (hit
13 of 14 fairways, and 15 of 18 greens in regulation) on a course that
has played difficult.
Next: HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship starting
Thursday at Clearwater Golf Cllub in Harewood, Christchurch, New
Zealand. He will play tournaments on back-to-back weeks in that country
before returning to the continental schedule.