JAY BAYRON never got the chance to stage a final fightback as the fourth round of the final round of the Yeangder ADT was called off due to bad weather on Friday in Taiwan, but his joint-seventh finish was enough to earn the top spot in the ADT Order of Merit.
The course at National Garden Country Club was declared unplayable, which meant 52-year-old local bet Lu Chien-soon got the win after rounds of 66-63-68 for a 54-hole total of 197. Lu emerged as the oldest winner on the Asian Development Tour.
Bayron bagged US$3,420 after rounds of 70-71-66, finishing 10 strokes off the winner but taking the top spot in the money list with total earnings of $US34,309 for the season.
The Filipino parbuster, along with Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Mong-nan (US$28,309) and England’s Peter Richardson (US$27,201), earned Asian Tour cards for 2013.
Lin Wen Tang had rounds of 66-70-66 to finish second in the tournament at 202, while Chan Yih-Shin completed a Taiwanese 1-2-3 when he wound up sharing third place at 205 (71-66-68) with Brian Locke of the US (68-67-70).
Michael Bibat (69-72-67) ended up sharing ninth place with Tsai Chi-huang (70-69-69) at 208, while Jhonnel Ababa (68-73-69) finished tied for 14th at 210.
Charles Hong (73-71-70) was in joint 36th at 214 and Mhark Fernando ended up tied for 53rd at 218 (75-69-74).