Dimi Papadatos’s decision to pursue starts on the European Tour paid a handsome dividend courtesy of a late eagle at the Betfred British Masters at Hillside Golf Club.

Exempt into the tournament courtesy of his finish on the 2018 Challenge Tour moneylist but without full status, the New South Welshman made an eagle 3 at the penultimate hole of the tournament to jump up the leaderboard late and finish tied for 15th.

Beginning the final round inside the top-10, Papadatos made the turn at 1-over par, ultimately finishing seven shots behind winner Marcus Kinhult from Sweden who birdied his final two holes to best defending champion Eddie Pepperell, Matt Wallace and Robert MacIntyre by a shot.

Queensland’s Scott Hend remains in 15th position on the Race to Dubai rankings after he ended the week tied for 35th, level with Lucas Herbert in his first start for six weeks.

In bitterly cold conditions Herbert rocketed up the leaderboard on Sunday, three birdies in his opening five holes setting him up for a 3-under par round of 69 and a move upward of 23 spots.

West Australian Jason Scrivener was the only other Australian to make the cut.

Betfred British Masters
Hillside Golf Club, Southport, England
T15Dimitrios Papadatos69-70-69-71—279€44,553
T35Scott Hend68-69-73-73—283€23,993
T35Lucas Herbert72-68-74-69—283€23,993
T58Jason Scrivener72-70-70-74—286€8,867
MCNick Cullen73-70—143 
MCMin Woo Lee71-72—143 
MCRyan Fox73-71—144 
MCDeyen Lawson73-71—144 
MCJake McLeod74-70—144 
MCSam Brazel73-73—146 
MCWade Ormsby74-77—151