Australia's Rhein Gibson plays his second shot at the ninth hole during round 2 of the Australian Open Golf Championship at the Royal Sydney Golf Club in Sydney on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (AAP Image/David Moir) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Australia's Rhein Gibson plays his second shot at the ninth hole during round 2 of the Australian Open Golf Championship at the Royal Sydney Golf Club in Sydney on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (AAP Image/David Moir) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY DAVID MOIR

Rhein fades back in Australian Open field

FORMER Lismore golfer Rhein Gibson was not able to repeat his second round efforts finishing one-over par at the Australian Open in Sydney.

Gibson went into the weekend rounds with plenty of confidence after shooting a six-under par 66 on Friday.

The 30-year-old now lives in America but still has links to the region with Lismore Golf Club professional Peter Jaeger caddying for him in a handful of tournaments.

Gibson finished the fourth round tied equal 20th while American Jordan Spieth won the event for a second time finishing three-under par.

Spieth sunk a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to beat Australian Cameron Smith and Ash Hall in a three-way playoff.



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