Date: March 09, 2009
Author: Sportal and PA Sport

Allenby ties for fifth

Robert Allenby claimed yet another top-10 finish on the PGA Tour as South Korea&aposs YE Yang claimed his maiden win after holding on for victory at the Honda Classic. The South Korean, who held a one-shot lead going into the final day, hit a 68 to win by one shot from John Rollins. Rollins&apos 67 was good enough for second at eight-under, with Ben Crane third (six-under) and Jeff Klauk fourth (five-under). Allenby was tied for fifth place at four-under, five shots behind Yang, alongside Swede Fredrik Jacobson and Americans Scott Piercy and Will MacKenzie. Like his third round, Allenby – who led after the opening round – had a mixed final day in Florida with four birdies and four bogeys leaving him with an even-par 70. Fellow Australians Greg Chalmers and James Nitties shared 22nd place at one-under, while John Senden was a stroke further back in a tie for 27th. Nick O&aposHern struck a two-over 72 to finish in a share of 44th place, with New Zealand&aposs Tim Wilkinson (T64) and Aussie Marc Leishman (70) well back.