KIWI PRO WATCH: PADDISON SECURES TOP 10 IN KOREA

10/09/2012

Wellington professional Gareth Paddison has carded a four under par 68 in the final round of the High1 Resort Open on the OneAsia Tour to finish in ninth place in Korea.

The former Eisenhower rep had rounds of 75, 70, 70 and 68 for a four under par total at the High1 Country Club to finish five shots back from the champion Australian Matthew Griffin.

Paddison made two birdies and two bogeys on the outward nine to make the turn in even par. He did his scoring on the back nine with a five birdies and a bogey to sign for a 68.

It is his best result for 2012 after finishing in a share of 22ndplace at the Thailand Open.

Fellow Wellington pro Mark Brown carded a one over par 73 in the final round to claim a share of 29thplace.

Auckland professional Ryan Fox, who was playing in his first event on the OneAsia Tour, had an even par 72 in round four to finish on a four over par total and in a share of 36thplace.

North Harbour pro Michael Hendry (73, 74) missed the cut by one shot while Hamish Robertson (79, 74) and Michael Long (83, 74) were off the pace.

Meantime on the Japan Golf Tour David Smail had rounds of 67 and 73 to miss the cut at the Toshin Golf Tournament in Ryosen by one shot.

Smail, who has played for 15 straight years on the Japan Golf Tour, slips one place to 59thon the Order of Merit. The 42-year-old Kiwi needs to finish inside the top 70 to keep his card on the tour.

Over in Europe, Michael Campbell had rounds of 68 and 76 at the KLM Open in The Netherlands to miss the cut by four shots.

Campbell, who has recorded two top 15 finishes on the tour this season, is currently 146thon the Race to Dubai standings.

 

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