Gareth Maybin retains European Tour card after a 69

Gareth Maybin
Gareth Maybin is eight shots off the place in South Korea

Gareth Maybin has retained his European Tour card for 2012 after finishing tied 39th in the Hong Kong Open.

The Ballyclare player started the tournament in 120th place in the order of merit, with only the top 118 keeping their cards.

Maybin's final round of one-under-par 69 left him on one over and his prize money of 13,327 euro took him up to 117th place in the standings.

Fellow Northern Ireland player Rory McIlroy won in Hong Kong on 12 under.

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