The Auckland golfer Michael Hendry had a see-saw final round to finish fourth, two shots behind at the $1 million Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast.
Hendry mixed four bogeys in his front nine with three birdies, but had just one bogey on his back nine with three more birdies to card a one under par 71.
The Australian golfer Greg Chalmers won the Championship after a dramatic three-way playoff with Adam Scott and Wade Ormsby.
Chalmers clinched the title for the second time in his career when he safely parred the seventh extra hole and Scott three-putted for bogey after the trio had ended the final round tied at 11-under-par.
Ormsby was eliminated on the third playoff hole.
Ryan Fox was the next-best New Zealander, finishing in a share of 11th on four under overall after a 71. David Smail blew out with a 76 and a share of 18th.