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2018 Keeps Getting Better for Lucas Herbert

Hebrbert has more than A$1 million in European Tour earnings in 2018. (Photo: Henry Peters)
Victorian Lucas Herbert has added yet another top 10 to his already impressive 2018 season by finishing in 3rd place at the European Tour’s Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath In England.

Herbert recovered from a slow start to the event by powering through the field over the weekend, a 3rd round 67 followed by a final round 69 to finish four shots behind the winner Eddie Pepperell but alone in third position.

Herbert earns €192,800 for his efforts and in a season where he began without any European Tour status, the 23-year-old has advanced to 38th in the Race to Dubai rankings with €875,000.

It was his 6th top 10 of the 2017/2018 European Tour season and given the confidence he is carrying and form he is in there is potentially more to come.

Herbert moves past Wade Ormsby as the leading Australian on the Race to Dubai Rankings and although yet to win as a professional this was his 6th top three in the paid ranks.

“I think since the start of the year, it's just been trying to get my European Tour card," said Herbert. "That's kind of what I've just been thinking about.

“So I've worked harder and harder and stressed about that forever and ever, and finally once I hit that goal, it would have been very easy for me to just relax and maybe just settle a little bit on it.

“Probably set some out-there World Ranking goals to finish the end of the year by, and we're sort of making a bit of a start on that, but I think that's probably really kept my head in and kept the motivation going these last two weeks."

As a result of his finish this week Herbert will move to 75th in the world ranking after starting the year 278th.

For Pepperell it was his second win of the season following victory in Qatar early in the year and runner-up finishes at the Scottish Open and the Portugal Masters.

The Englishman moves to 7th in the Race to Dubai rankings with nearly €2.5 million.

Of the other Australians to make the cut Wade Ormsby finished 29th, Marcus Fraser 48th, Andrew Dodt 63rd and Brett Rumford 68th.

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