North Harbour professional Michael Hendry has finished
runner-up at the Queensland PGA Championship at the City Golf
Club in Toowoomba.
The 33-year-old carded a two under par 66 in the final round
to finish two shots back from local Brad Kennedy, who won his
state PGA title for the first time.
Hendry was in a share of the lead with five holes to play
before Kennedy made a birdie on the 14th to edge one ahead.
The Kiwi matched that with a birdie at the 17th before he
bogeyed the 18th to allow Kennedy, a former New Zealand Open
champion, an easy finish.
Hendry, who earned $13,000 for finishing runner-up, will now
focus his attention on defending his New Zealand PGA
Championship title at The Hills near Arrowtown in two weeks'
Wellington professional Gareth Paddison carded a three under
par 65 in the final round to finish in a share of fifth
place, while fellow Kiwis Brad Shilton and Pieter Zwart
finished tied 19th, Ryan Fox tied 45th and Troy Ropiha tied