09 Mar 2020 | Professional golf |
Dodt misses out in Malaysia playoff
by Martin Blake
Andrew Dodt narrowly missed a chance to add to the list of Australian winners on the golf tours of the world when he was beaten in a playoff at the Malaysian Open on Sunday.
Queenslander Dodt, who led the tournament through the first two rounds of a storm-shortened Asian Tour event, posted a final-round 72 to go into a playoff with Americans Trevor Simsby and Jarin Todd. A double bogey at the par-four 15th hole probably cost him the victory outright.
Todd dropped out after the first hole of the playoff, then Simsby chipped up close at the par-five 18th hole in his third trip down that hole for the day, made birdie, and Dodt could only make par after finding the rough off the tee and having to lay up.
"It was a good week," said Dodt. "Just disappointed to finish it like that but all in all, it’s still a solid week. Hats off to Trevor Simsby."
Another Australian, Wade Ormsby, finished inside the top 10 to extend his lead in the Asian Tour order of merit.
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