Dodt finishes second at Gold Coast

Sun 04 Dec 2016

Dodt finishes second at Gold Coast

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Queensland, Australia, December 4: Two-time Asian Tour winner Andrew Dodt settled for a runner-up finish at the Australian PGA Championship after American Harold Varner III pipped him to victory on Sunday.
The 30-year-old Australian, who held a two-shot advantage heading into the round, closed with a bogey-free 69 to finish two shots back of Varner on 17-under-par 271 at the RACV Royal Pines Resort.
“That was some round by Harold, to shoot seven under on the final day in those conditions is very special, so hats off to him. That was as good as it gets. I’m pretty proud of the way I handled myself out there today.
“I would’ve taken a bogey-free 69 at the start of the day, but it wasn’t good enough in the end. It wasn’t my day on the greens, especially on the front nine. I gave it a good go on the back nine, but Harold was just too good today. It’s as simple as that,” said Dodt.
Thailand’s Prom Meesawat capped his best efforts of the week with a 66 to grab a share of 10th place on 282 alongside a host of players, including Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Scott Hend of Australia, who closed with a 72.
Thitiphun Chuayprakong of Thailand and Australian Sam Brazel came in one shot back in tied-15th position following respective rounds of 71 and 72.
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