Sydney’s Kevin Yuan has equaled the best finish of his professional career with a tie for fifth at the PGA TOUR Series-China’s Beijing Championship at Topwin Golf and Country Club.

Kevin YuanThe 36-hole leader after rounds of 68-65, Yuan shot 71 in the third round but made three birdies on his outward nine on Sunday to sign off with a 3-under 69 and a tie for fifth, four shots behind winner Richard Jung from Canada.

Tied for ninth in his previous start at the Shenzhou Peninsula Open, Yuan’s top-five finish was equal to his performance at last year’s Chongqing Kingrun Open and moves him up to 20th on the Order of Merit.

A regular in China for the past five years, South Australia’s Max McCardle also shot 69 on Sunday to finish just inside the top-20 with Tim Stewart the next best in a tie for 31st.

Beijing Championship
Topwin Golf and Country Club, Beijing
T5Kevin Yuan68-65-71-69—273 
T19Max McCardle71-67-73-69—280 
T31Tim Stewart70-67-71-74—282 
T45Christopher Wood71-71-74-69—285 
MCCorey Hale71-72—143 
MCAaron Pike73-70—143 
MCLuke Toomey71-75—146 
MCHayden Webb75-71—146 
MCSam An75-73—148 
WDAaron Wilkin  
DNSRyan Chisnall