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Promising Maverick Antcliff 4th in Bangladesh

The 25 year old Queenslander is building his professional career (file)
Queensland golfer, Maverick Antcliff, has recorded his equal best finish on a recognised professional tour at the Asian Tour's Bangabandhu Cup Golf Open in Bangladesh.

Antcliff finished 4th at the Kurmitola Golf Club near Dhaka to continue his quiet ascent in the pay-for-play ranks since turning pro in 2016.

The Jimboomba native played collegiate golf at Augusta State and in his relatively short professional career has recorded several top tens in Tier 2 PGA Tour of Australasia events and last November finished 13th at the Australian Open.

Antcliff earned US$17,500 for his 12-under total in Bangladesh although was 7 shots behind winner Sadom Kaewkanjan of Thailand.

Kaewkanjan holed a 12-foot putt on the final green to beat India's Ajeetesh Sandhu by one shot while another Indian, Rashid Khan, was alone in third at 17 under.

Although Antcliff was never in the hunt during the final round, it was an encouraging week for the former top line amateur.

Antcliff, whose wins in amateur golf included victory at the prestigious Rice Planters Amateur while performing with distinction at college in the US, is playing his second season on the Asian Tour having gained his card for the 2018 season via Q-School.  

He had hoped to play this event last year but was unable to secure his visa in time but this week he led after an opening round of 63 and remained close to contention all week.

Yet another product of the Hills International College prior to heading to the USA, Antcliff appears to be settling into the professional ranks and his progress in Asia this year will be watched with interest.

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