Rookie professional Zach Murray has solidified his position inside the top 10 on the Asian Tour Order of Merit with a tie for 24th at the Kolon Korean Open at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club.

Zach MurrayThai sensation Jazz Janewattananond leapt Queensland’s Scott Hend to assume top spot on the moneylist with a one-shot win over Korea’s Innchoon Hwang with Murray remaining in sixth position courtesy largely of his win at the New Zealand Open earlier in the year.

Currently ranked 353 in the world, Murray had not finished inside the top-40 of an Asian Tour event since his win at The Hills in February but in a difficult week for scoring the Victorian completed his final 18 holes in even par, a birdie at the 72nd hole a nice way to round out a solid week.

Veteran Terry Pilkadaris went one better than Murray – making birdie at both of the final two holes – to finish tied for 50th while the other six Aussies in the field all failed to make the cut.

Kolon The 62nd KOREA Open Golf Championship
Woo Jeong Hills Country Club, Korea
T24 Zach Murray 70-73-74-72—289 $US7,225
T50 Terry Pilkadaris 73-73-74-74—294 $3,966
MC Jake Higginbottom 75-72—147  
MC Ben Campbell 74-73—147  
MC Travis Smyth 74-74—148  
MC Junseok Lee 73-76—149  
MC Scott Hend 74-76—150  
MC Jason Norris 74-79—153  
MC Cameron John 77-81—158