Cameron Percy – file photo

Australians Cameron Percy and Mark Hensby have finished in a tie for 7th at this week’s PGA Tour’s alternate event, The Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, the pair finishing well behind the winner, Ryan Brehm, but recording a welcome return to form.

For 50-year-old Hensby, it was his best finish on the PGA Tour since a share of 6th at the Barbasol Championship in July of 2015.

The former winner of the John Deere Classic in the US and Scandinavian Masters on the European Tour and a Presidents Cup team member in 2005, has not enjoyed status on the PGA Tour since 2010 but has played the occasional event where weaker fields have provided an opportunity for him.

Hensby gained a start in the event via a remote category involving past success, but he took full advantage and although not yet qualified for PGA Tour Champions status, his week might provide the impetus to attempt Monday qualifying for the over 50 tour.

Interestingly, this was Percy’s best finish since a similar placing in this very event last year and having missed the cut in his only two starts in 2022, this will provide a boost for him.

47-year-old Percy finished runner-up after a playoff in one of his early PGA Tour events in 2010 and has won on the Korn Ferry Tour. He is playing on a minor medical exemption in 2022 and will gain access to a limited number of events as a result.

Mark Hensby – file photo