National Squad member Jake Higginbottom continued his recent run of good form to finish in a three-way tie for 2nd place at the NSW Open at Newcastle Golf Club. Higginbottom made the cut and finished in a tie for 44th at last week&aposs Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes and headed to Newcastle in good touch. He fired rounds of 68-69-68-70 to finish at 5-under par with Anthony Summers and Paul Donahoo, one stroke short of champion Adam Crawford at 6-under par. Fellow National Squad member Matt Stieger finished in a tie for 10th place following rounds of 73-69-71-68. Argentinian Amateur Australian representatives Nathan Holman and Todd Sinnott competed in the Argentinian Amateur over the weekend. Holman was defeated in the third round while Sinnott lost in the second round.