KIWI PRO WATCH: BROWN SIXTH IN THAILAND

13/08/2012

 

Wellington professional Mark Brown has finished in sixth place at the Thailand Open on the OneAsia Tour.

 

 

The former European Tour professional carded a seven under par 65 in the final round at the Suwan Golf & Country Club to finish on an 18 under par total five shots back from England’s Chris Wood who won by two shots from Korean Dong-kyu Jang 

 

Brown, who had rounds of 70, 65, 70 and 65, earned $46550 (NZD) for his top five finish and climbed to 17thposition on the OneAsia Order of Merit from only three events.  

 

It is his best result on the OneAsia Tour. His best finish for 2012 remains finishing joint runner-up at the New Zealand PGA Championship at The Hills in March.

 

Fellow Wellington pro Gareth Paddison carded rounds of 70, 67, 67 and 70 to claim a share of 22ndplace and earn $12,000. Hastings professional Doug Holloway was tied 61stto bank $2600.

 

Michael Hendry (73, 71) and Michael Long (70, 77), who currently leads the Kiwis on the OneAsia Order of Merit, both missed the cut.

 

Meantime on the web.com Tour, formerly the Nationwide Tour, Manawatu professional Tim Wilkinson (71, 71) and Hamilton pro Steven Alker (68, 77) missed the cut at the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Missouri. 

 

 

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