KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Gavin Green continued his resurgence on the DP World Tour with a commendable tied eighth-place finish at the British Masters in Sutton Coldfield on Sunday.
The 29-year-old concluded his campaign at The Belfry with one-under 71, which included an eagle, three birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey.
In his first three rounds, he carded 69, 74 and 69.
Gavin's five-under 283 total placed him five shots behind New Zealand's Daniel Hillier, who fired the day's lowest round of 66 to win by two shots over Oliver Wilson of England and Gunner Wiebe of the United States.
It was Gavin's best finish in the tournament after five consecutive events. He has yet to miss a cut and finished tied-ninth on his debut in 2018.
The solid performance earned Gavin €61,825 (RM315,000) and, more importantly, valuable points that propelled him from No. 79 to No. 64 in the Race to Dubai standings.
Gavin aims to finish in the top 50 of the season-long points race to qualify for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in December, which offers a lucrative US$10 million (RM46.67 million) purse.
With 14 tournaments remaining, Gavin still has a chance to win his first-ever DP World Tour event.
Another significant incentive driving Gavin is the opportunity to be promoted to the PGA Tour next year.
Through a strategic alliance between the two largest circuits, the top 10 finishers in the Race to Dubai standings at the end of the season will earn a PGA Tour card.
Gavin staged a remarkable turnaround after a slow start to the season. Following four missed cuts in his initial starts, he bounced back with seven top-15 finishes in the next 12 tournaments.
Gavin achieved three other top 10s at the India Open (tied-eighth), Jonsson Workwear Open in South Africa (tied-sixth), and Dutch Open (tied-eighth).
Gavin will next compete in the Made in Himmerland tournament, which begins on Thursday in Farso, Denmark, followed by the Scottish Open the following week (July 13 to 16), one of the six flagship events on the DP World Tour.