Learning his game on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula helped to propel Deyen Lawson to his third top-30 finish of the European Tour season at a windswept Oman Open.
The Greg Norman-designed Al Mouj Golf course was buffeted all week by strong winds whipping up off the Gulf of Oman, sandstorms created by the brutal conditions forcing an early end to the second round.
The entire field had to both compete their third rounds and then play the final round on Sunday with American Kurt Kitayama recording his second win of the season.
Birdies at the ninth and 12th holes enabled Lawson to carry positive momentum into his final round, a birdie at the par-3 11th followed by an eagle at the par-5 12th moving him up the leaderboard, bogeys at 13 and 17 resulting in a tie for 27th.
In his first full year on the European Tour, Lawson has recorded three top-30 finishes in just seven starts to sit in 115th place on the Race to Dubai rankings.
A shot behind Lawson, Scott Hend and Nick Cullen were the only other Australians to make the cut, the pair both logging rounds of 1-over 73 to finish tied for 31st.
The European Tour moves to Qatar for the Qatar Masters this week where seven Aussies are currently in the field.
Al Mouj Golf, Muscat, Oman
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