Australasians dominate top-10 at Ally Challenge

New Zealand’s Steven Alker has claimed his second top-10 finish on the Champions Tour overnight finishing in outright third place at the Ally Challenge and just two shots behind tournament winner, Joe Durant.

Despite a bogey at his final hole, Durant managed to hold off Champions Tour superstar, Bernhard Langer, who now has 19 top-10 finishes this season.

Joe Durant Durant matched his four PGA Tour wins with today’s Ally Challenge victory on the Champions Tour (Credit: PGA Tour)

Durant equalled his PGA Tour haul of four titles with today’s win.

Alker, who turned 50 last month, and has spent most of his career bouncing between the Korn Ferry and PGA Tours, finished in a tie for 7th place at last week’s Boeing Classic, his Champions Tour debut.

The Kiwi has earned more in the past two weeks (approx. US$208,000) than he had in his previous 49 events on the Korn Ferry Tour dating back to early 2019.

Australia’s Stephen Leaney was next best of the Australasians in a tie for 7th alongside Vijay Singh, who made a rare albatross at the par 5, 16th hole for a final round 67.

Last week’s Boeing Classic winner, Rod Pampling, was 10th. Robert Allenby (T46), David McKenzie (T52) and John Senden (T64) rounded out the Aussie field in the 54-hole, no-cut event.