Hendry climbs 169 places in rankings

Australasian PGA Tour | 2012 New Zealand PGA Pro-Am Championship | General | 03 Apr 2012

North Harbour professional Michael Hendry has climbed 169 places in the Official World Golf Rankings following his win at the New Zealand PGA Pro-Am Championship.

The 32-year-old, who carded a four under par 68 in the final round at The Hills to win by two shots from Australian Andrew Martin and compatriot Mark Brown, jumped from 592 to 423 and the third highest ranked Kiwi behind Danny Lee and David Smail.

Brown, who has a career high ranking of 67 in the world, moves up 49 places to 533 in the world after his joint runner up finish and is now the New Zealand No.6.

Meanwhile, Lee, who finished tied 36th at the Shell Houston Open on the PGA Tour, consolidates his position as the New Zealand No.1 moving up five places to 160 in the world.

New Zealand No.2 David Smail drops 13 places to 336 in the world after finishing tied 34th at The Hills.

Josh Geary, who missed the cut at the NZ PGA Pro-Am, and Gareth Paddison, who finished tied 47th complete the New Zealand top five.

Top 10 New Zealand Professionals in the Official World Golf Rankings

  • 160 Danny Lee
  • 336 David Smail
  • 423 Michael Hendry
  • 467 Josh Geary
  • 509 Gareth Paddison
  • 533 Mark Brown
  • 578 Tim Wilkinson
  • 652 Michael Long
  • 797 Michael Campbell
  • 832 Steven Alker

Source: NZ Golf

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