NEANGAR Park's Andrew Martin tied for fourth in the Victorian PGA Championship following a blistering final round on Sunday at the Heritage Golf and Country Club.
In tricky winds and scorching heat, Martin revelled in the testing conditions, with his six-under 66 the tournament's best final round, but it wasn't enough to mow down winner Gareth Paddison.
Martin birdied the fourth (par five), fifth (four), ninth (five), 11th (three), 12th (five) and 15th (five) holes on Sunday to charge up the leaderboard.
Martin's 66 followed his rounds of 71, 70 and 69 over the first three days as he ended the tournament 12-under.
Martin finished four shots behind Paddison, who won by one shot from fellow New Zealander Michael Hendry.
"The wind was so strong out there all day. It was very tricky," Paddison said.
Meanwhile, Neangar Park's Lucas Herbert tied for 20th.
Herbert shot rounds of 70, 73, 68 and 75 to end the tournament two-under.
Axedale's Kris Mueck was tied for 31st.
Mueck finished one-over following rounds of 73, 69, 72 and 75.
The PGA Tour of Australasia now heads to the City Golf Club in Toowoomba for the Queensland PGA Championship.