Bendigo golfer Andrew Martin fell agonisingly short of winning his first event on the Asian Tour on Sunday.
Martin had a birdie putt on the 18th hole to force his way into a play-off to decide the Thailand Open title.
However, the putt went wide and he was forced to settle for a tie for fourth - his best finish on the Asian Tour.
The 35-year-old had started the day as equal leader at 10-under par.
Two bogeys in his first six holes on Sunday put Martin on the back foot.
Birdies on the seventh and 10th holes put Martin back into contention, but a bogey six on the par-five 14th proved to be costly.
With three holes to play he was two shots behind the leaders, but a brilliant birdie on the tough par-three 16th lifted his hopes.
Needing to birdie one of his final two holes to get into the play-off, Martin made par on the 17th and 18th to finish even-par for the day and 10-under for the tournament.
American John Catlin won the three-man play-off with a birdie on the first extra hole.
The result lifted Martin to 85th on the Asian Tour standings. He needs to be inside the top 60 by the end of the season to retain his card for 2020.
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