Howell ties for fifth in Australia
Article posted: 21 October 2012
I knew it was always going to be a tough day and I’m glad I was able to keep my position
David Howell fired his fourth successive sub-par score to tie for fifth at the ISPS Handa Perth International.
Howell finished eight under par at Lake Karrinyup Country Club after signing for a one under 71 in his final round.
It is the four-time European Tour winner’s best result since his tied fourth at the Alstom Open de France in July and moves him to 64th in the Race to Dubai standings.
Matthew Baldwin shot his best round of the week, a five under 67, to finish tied 19th on two under, while Rika Batibasaga carded a 71 to tie for 25th. Tommy Fleetwood was inside the top 30 on level par after closing with a 68.
In Denmark, Simon Wakefield closed with a three under 68 to finish second at the Copenhagen Challenge on 11 under, three shots off the lead.
"I’m delighted," said Wakefield. "I knew it was always going to be a tough day and I’m glad I was able to keep my position. I made one mistake by hitting it in the water on the 16th, but apart from that I played very nicely."
Espen Kofstad was tied fifth on four under, while Matthew Nixon was tied ninth on two under.