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.
Buoyed 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|
|T36||Min Woo Lee||73-72-69-75—289||€12,800|
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