Sheehans top 20 in Japan Open
HOLING out from long range on the 15th hole of the Aichi Country Club has helped local golfer Paul Sheehan into a tie for 20th at the Japan Open on the weekend.
The surprise eagle helped the former Coffs Harbour junior shoot an even-par 71 in the final round of the biggest event on the Japanese tour to earn himself a solid pay cheque for the week.
The 33-year-old, who won the prestigious event four years ago, was unable to match it with the leading players this week, finishing 15 strokes behind winner Kyung-Tae Kim.
However, the 1.95 million Japanese Yen prize that Sheehan claimed was the second biggest he picked up in Japan this year after finishing runner-up in The Crowns tournament in February.
Sheehan is hoping to return to Coffs Harbour in the near future to continue the work that he has been doing with junior golfers in the region.