Play-off drama in South Korea

28/04/2013 07:56:00
ICHEON, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 28:  Peter Whiteford of Scotland hits his tee-shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Ballantine's Championship at Blackstone Golf Club on April 28, 2013 in Icheon, South Korea.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty   (Getty Images)
ICHEON, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 28: Peter Whiteford of Scotland hits his tee-shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Ballantine's Championship at Blackstone Golf Club on April 28, 2013 in Icheon, South Korea. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty (Getty Images)
Australians Marcus Fraser and Brett Rumford and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford will were left to face extra holes as the Ballantine’s Championship went to a play-off.

Rumford had raced to the turn in just 30 strokes in the final round and still led by two shots with two holes to play, only to run up a double-bogey six on the 17th after a wild drive led to a penalty drop from a bush.

Another errant tee-shot on the 18th meant Rumford eventually had to hole from eight feet to save par, and when compatriot Marcus Fraser was also unable to birdie the 543 yard par five, Whiteford knew he needed a four to win.

The 32 year old chipped to five feet after missing the green with his approach, but missed the birdie putt to finish alongside Rumford and Fraser on 11 under.

Overnight leader Alex Noren was given a penalty shot at the second when his ball moved a fraction as he addressed his par putt, but also double-bogeyed the tenth and 13th to drop out of contention.