Two birdies in his final three holes has lifted Victorian Lucas Herbert to a top-25 finish at the Porsche European Open and further solidified his position inside the top 110 on the European Tour moneylist.

Lucas HerbertBuoyed by his second top-10 finish of the year a week ago, Herbert made a bright start at the Green Eagle Golf Course in Germany and book-ended his tie for 22nd with a final round of 3-under 69, 12 shots back from the winner, England’s Paul Casey.

Starting the final round in a tie for 32nd, Herbert completed his front nine in 1-under 33 before picking up another shot at the 450-metre par-4 10th.

A bogey at the par-5 15th for the second straight day stalled Herbert somewhat but the 23-year-old responded in the best possible fashion, making birdie at both the 16th and 18th holes to sneak inside the top 25.

A third round of 3-under 69 put Min Woo Lee in position to record his fourth top-20 finish of the year but a difficult start had him on the back foot early in his final round.

Three bogeys in the space of five holes saw Lee turn in 2-over par and with a further bogey at 10 and a double-bogey at 13 he tumbled down the leaderboard.

In something of a representation of his week as a whole, Lee finished in a flurry, three birdies and a bogey in his final four holes moving him into a tie for 36th, level with Queenslander Scott Hend.

Porsche European Open
Green Eagle Golf Courses, Hamburg, Germany
T22Lucas Herbert69-75-73-69—286€21,100
T36Scott Hend73-71-73-72—289€12,800
T36Min Woo Lee73-72-69-75—289€12,800
T60Ryan Fox76-71-75-71—293€5,600
T60Dimitrios Papadatos74-72-74-73—293€5,600
63Jake McLeod72-74-75-73—294€5,200
64Harrison Endycott72-71-78-74—295€4,900
66Adam Bland71-76-74-76—297€4,200
MCDeyen Lawson73-75—148 
MCMichael Campbell78-74—152 
MCBrett Rumford77-75—152 
MCSam Brazel75-78—153