NEW CALEDONIA — Brad Shilton closed with an even-par 71 on Saturday to win the South Pacific Golf Open Championship by one shot.
The New Zealander finished at 13-under-par 271 at Tina Golf Club. This was his first win on the Australasian Tour.
"I'm stoked, it's been a pretty long time coming so to finally get it done is awesome. I still felt like I was playing ok, I tried to stay controlled and the whole day just really kept my head on," Shilton said. "To finish pretty strong at the end making a few birdies coming in was awesome."
Shilton beat last year's winner Matthew Griffin by a shot. Griffin was five back at the start of the day, but closed with a 67 to end one behind at minus-12.
Adam Bland and Henry Epstein shared third place at 11-under-par 273.