2019 Season Recap
The 2019 Season marked the first full season of operation for Searoo Sports following our entry into Golf management in late 2018. New additions to #TeamSearoo in 2019 included Ben Leong (Malaysia), Daniel Gale (Australia), Ryan Chisnall (New Zealand) and Aaron Wilkin (Australia).
Ben Campbell would hit the first shot for #TeamSearoo in 2019 at the Asian Tours SMBC Singapore Open, joining Ben Leong and Dimi Papadatos who Searoo Sports secured a playing invitation.
Campbell and Leong would enjoy strong seasons on the Asian Tour, finishing 45th and 48th respectively on the Order of Merit and securing their full playing rights for season 2020. Ben Campbell would also feature prominently early in the PGA Tour of Australasia season and record a 21st finish on the Order of Merit.
Dimi Papadatos would feature on the European Tour in 2019 following his strong play on the Challenge Tour in 2018. Dimi showed flashes of brilliance on the European Tour, with strong finishes at the Trophee Hassan II (21st), British Masters (15th) and Open De Espana (23rd) however would ultimately fall short on the Race to Dubai.
2019 also saw Dimi’s first Major appearance, competing at the 148th British Open held at Royal Portrush Golf Course in Northern Ireland thanks to his 2nd place finish at the 2018 Australian Open, a British Open Qualifying Series event.
Over on the PGA Tour China Ryan Chisnall and Aaron Wilkin made their Tour debuts in a season interrupted by weather, illness and tragedy. Chisnall’s best result would come at the Chongqing Championship (38th), making the cut in 5 of his 8 starts however would narrowly miss securing his playing rights for the 2020 Season.
Wilkin would record his best finish (3rd) at the Guangzhou Open, also recording strong finishes at the Macau Championship (5th) and Zhuzhou Classic (9th) to secure his full playing rights for season 2020.
At home on the PGA Tour of Australasia Matthew Stieger would feature in the final group of the European Tour co-sanctioned Victorian Open, finishing 17th and Daniel Gale would feature in the Match Play of the Perth Super 6 finishing 17th overall. Matthew (38th) and Daniel (29th) would secure their full playing rights for season 2020.
Best Finish: Perth Super 6 5th
Year end OWGR: 834
Asian Tour: 45th OoM
PGA Tour of Australasia: 21st OoM
Best Finish: Gippsland Super 6 3rd
Year end OWGR: 1064
PGA Tour of Australasia: 59th OoM
Best Finish: Perth Super 6 17th
Year end OWGR: 1018
PGA Tour of Australasia: 29th OoM
Best Finish: Yeangder TPC 6th
Year end OWGR: 489
Asian Tour: 48th OoM
Best Finish: Australian Open 16th
Year end OWGR: 355
European Tour: 169th OoM
PGA Tour Australasia: 42nd OoM
Best Finish: Victorian Open 17th
Year end OWGR: 1138
PGA Tour Australasia: 38th OoM
Best Finish: Guangzhou Open 3rd
Year end OWGR: 937