Brett Drewitt – file photo

Taree born and Inverell raised, Brett Drewitt, has finished in a share of 3rd place in the Korn Ferry Tour’s Veritax Bank Championship in Arlington in Texas, recording his best finish and first top ten on that tour since his win at the Lincoln Land Championship last September.

Drewitt birdied his final hole to jump clear of what would have otherwise been a six-way tie for 4th and assisted his cause as he strives for a return to the PGA Tour in 2022.

The 30-year old is currently just inside the top 25 on the points table which determines those who will graduate to the big stage next season, his win in Illinois playing a big role in that standing. This week’s finish might improve him a place or two from his current 24th place on that list.

Drewitt finished three shots behind the winner, Tyson Alexander.

Drewitt’s fellow New South Welshman, Jamie Arnold, was the only other Australian to make the cut when he finished 20th.