Mark Brown wins Thrilling Carrus Tauranga Open

Mark Brown won the Carrus Tauranga Open today with a closing round of 65 to go with previous rounds of 64, 66 and 67 for a total of 262 to win by two strokes from Harry Bateman and Gareth Paddison . It was a very exciting day with players mounting challenges throughout the round. Gareth Paddison had a fantastic weekend with rounds of 63 each day and his equal second place was enough to clinch the Jennian Homes Charles Tour Order of Merit which carries a bonus of $5,000.

Jared Pender was next in fourth place on -15