NZ's Hendry climbs golf rankings after PGA win
New Zealand PGA Pro-Am winner Michael Hendry has climbed 169 places in the world golf rankings after his narrow victory in Queenstown.
The 32-year-old, who carded a four under par 68 in the final round at The Hills, to win by two shots from Australian Andrew Martin and compatriot Mark Brown, jumped from 592 to 423 to become third highest ranked Kiwi behind Danny Lee and David Smail.
Brown, who has a career high ranking of 67 in the world, has moved up 49 places to 533 in the world after his joint runner-up finish and is now the New Zealand No 6.
Lee consolidated his position as the Kiwi No 1 with a 36th place finish at the Houston Open, moving up five places to No 160 in the world.
New Zealand No 2 David Smail has dropped 13 places to No 336 after a disappointing 34th at the Pro-Am.
Josh Geary, who missed the cut at the Pro-Am, and Gareth Paddison, who finished tied 47th complete the New Zealand top five.
Top 10 New Zealand professionals in the official world golf rankings
160 Danny Lee
336 David Smail
423 Michael Hendry
467 Josh Geary
509 Gareth Paddison
533 Mark Brown
578 Tim Wilkinson
652 Michael Long
797 Michael Campbell
832 Steven Alker