Date: September 02, 2007

Le Vesconte finishes second

Australian golfer Adam Le Vesconte has finished second behind Chinese Taipei&aposs Lin Wen-tang at the Brunei Open. Going into the final day Le Vesconte had a four-stroke advantage at the top of the leaderboard, but a triple bogey six at the fourth hole dropped him back to the pack. Le Vesconte fought back with two birdies on the back nine, but Lin&aposs final round of 65 was enough to seal a two shot victory. “The triple bogey hurt my chances,” a disappointed Le Vesconte said. “I pulled my six iron into the bunker face and got plugged and I had no stance what so ever, and needed three shots to get out.” “I played okay for the next few holes but I kept making silly bogeys. The putter wasn&apost good today. I missed a few putts from three or four feet which I haven&apost done all week. It just wasn&apost to be.” Fellow Australian Scott Barr finished in equal third place, three shots behind Lin, while compatriot Neven Basic was the next best Aussie in a share of seventh. Final scores from the Brunei Open: (par 71) -15: Lin Wen-tang 65-68-71-65 -13: Adam Le Vesconte (Australia) 65-65-68-73 -12: Scott Barr (Australia) 71-68-67-66, Tony Lascuna 70-66-66-70, Lu Wen-teh 66-70-66-70 -10: Panuwat Muenlek 67-70-70-67 -9: Wang Ter-Chang 70-66-71-68, Neven Basic (Australia) 66-68-73-68 -8: Scott Hend (Australia) 65-74-68-69, Michael Wright (Australia) 68-67-70-71 -7: Yeh Chang-ting 69-70-70-68, Mark Brown (NZ) 65-73-70-69, Gavin Flint (Australia) 72-68-66-71 -6: David Gleeson (Australia) 72-64-72-70, Ashley Hall (Australia) 69-71-68-70 -5: Thaworn Wiratchant 70-72-70-67, Sung Mao-chang 67-72-71-69, S.S.P. Chowrasia 70-68-72-69, Han Lee 69-72-68-70 -4: Corey Harris 68-69-75-68, Juvic Pagunsan 69-69-74-68, Jason Knutzon 72-68-69-71, Martin Rominger 68-70-70-72, Taichiro Kiyota 68-71-69-72