With a final-round 5-under-par 35-32=67 at his home Australian PGA Championship, Brett Rumford jumped five spots on the leaderboard to finish solo fifth at 10-under 278.
Local man Ashley Hall never got in a title blow after starting the day in T2 but a closing 2-under-par 36-34=70 was still good enough to secure solo fourth at the Australian PGA Championship.
Despite giving himself late hope with an eagle-3 at 15, Adam Scott had to be content with third spot in his home Australian PGA Championship, a closing 5-under-par 33-34=67 taking him to 15-under 273 and four back from winner Harold Varner III.
Andrew Dodt compiled a bogey-free 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his final round at the Australian PGA Championship but his bid to lead from start to finish at RACV Royal Pines Resort came up short, the local man's tally of 17-under 271 leaving him two shots back from American Harold Varner III.
Harold Varner III became the first American to win the Australian PGA Championship since Hale Irwin in 1978 after shooting a closing 7-under-par 32-33=65 at RACV Royal Pines Resort to post 19-under 269 and secure victory by two shots.
Overnight co-leader Hideki Matsuyama fashioned a 7-under-par 32-33=65 in today's third round of the Hero World Challenge to reach the three-quarter pole on 19-under 197, good for a seven-shot lead over overnight co-leader Dustin Johnson, who shot 72, and Henrik Stenson, who carded a 66.
Benjamin Hebert's liking for Leopard Creek continued Saturday, the Frenchman posting a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in round three at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa to nudge a spot up the leaderboard to solo fifth.
Chris Hanson remained in T2 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa after painting a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in Saturday's third round to arrive at 14-under 202.
Charl Schwartzel's hopes of winning his home Alfred Dunhill Championship for the fourth time in five years and fifth occasion overall remain intact but he'll have to come from three back in Sunday's final round after carding a 4-under-par 35-33=68 on day three to reach 14-under 202.
Veteran Keith Horne has never won on the European Tour but is in position to land his first title after posting a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in round three of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in his native South Africa on Saturday, up two spots on the leaderboard to T2.
Brandon Stone authored a third-round 6-under-par 31-35=66 in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek on Saturday, extending his one-shot overnight lead to three with 18 holes to play.
John Senden constructed a bogey-free card of 4-under-par 33-35=68 which earned him T4 on 10-under 206 in the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Queensland.
A flat back nine cost Adam Scott the chance of making the final group Sunday; he carded 2-under-par 32-38=70 and lies T4, four back of the leader Andrew Dodt in the Australia PGA Championship, on 10-under 206 at RAVC Royal Pines Resort.
Harold Varner III thrashed a superb finish to card 5-under-par 35-32=67 and tie Ashley Hall in second, two shots behind the leader Andrew Dodt on 12-under 204 in the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort.
Ashley Hall carded two eagles in a 2-under-par 33-37=70 which leaves him T2 after 54 holes of the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort on 12-under 204.