Victorian James Marchesani has recorded his first top-20 finish of the PGA TOUR Series-China at the rain-shortened Huangshan Championship.

James MarchesaniDelays from the first day reduced the tournament to 54 holes with China’s Zhengkai Bai shooting 67 in the final round to win by two shots at the Gary Player-designed Hidden Tiger Golf Club in Anhui. Starting his third round with a birdie at the opening hole, Marchesani turned in 1-under 35 but dropped to even par for the day with a bogey at the par-4 10th.

With two top-30 finishes in China this year Marchesani used two birdies at the pair of par-5s at the 13th and 16th holes to propel himself inside the top-20 and move up two spots to 34th on the Order of Merit.

Kiwi Campbell Rawson displayed impressive bounce-back qualities to recover from an opening round 79 to make the cut and finish tied for 42nd with Bryden Macpherson four shots further back in a tie for 63rd.

Huangshan Championship
Hidden Tiger Golf Club, Huangsham, Anhui
T19 James Marchesani 73-71-70—214  
T42 Campbell Rawson 79-67-73—219  
T63 Bryden Macpherson 74-72-77—223  
MC Hayden Webb 77-73—150  
MC Tim Stewart 74-78—152  
MC Aaron Wilkin 79-73—152  
MC Christopher Wood 77-77—154  
MC Kevin Yuan 80-74—154  
MC James Grierson 79-78—157  
DNS Charlie Dann