AXEDALE golfer Kris Mueck drained a monster birdie putt on the 18th green to seal his career-best result at the WA Open on Sunday.
Mueck's 20-footer on the par four 18th lifted him to outright second behind runaway winner Josh Geary.
"I'm excited and pretty pumped," Mueck said.
"Josh played unbelievable today, there wasn't much I could do about that.
"But to finish the way I did - I saw the leaderboard on the last (hole) and made a 20-footer to come outright second - I'm pretty chuffed."
After bogeys on the second and third holes, Mueck stormed home with three birdies in his last five holes.
His one-under par final round of 71 left him at 10-under for the PGA Tour of Australasia tournament.
Mueck led the event by one stroke heading into the final round, but a maiden tour triumph eluded him.
Instead, it was New Zealand's Geary who claimed his first title by five strokes.
Geary rampaged to victory with a seven-under par 65 fourth round at Mount Lawley Golf Course.
Geary has earned a berth in the US$2 million Perth International and Mueck is now elevated to first reserve for the European Tour co-sanctioned event starting Thursday.
"It's looking like I'll get in regardless, so I'm pretty excited to play, hopefully," Mueck said.