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Canberra's Matthew Millar pipped at the post against at Victorian PGA

Canberra golfer Matthew Millar's run of near misses has continued after a couple of late bogeys denied him a chance at victory at the Victorian PGA Championship at Huntingdale Golf Club on Friday. 

Millar began the day eight strokes behind leader David McKenzie but a mid round surge where he birdied four straight holes put him in contention. 

Canberra's Matthew Millar is in contention for the title after a strong third round at the Victorian Open on Saturday.
Canberra's Matthew Millar is in contention for the title after a strong third round at the Victorian Open on Saturday.  Photo: Quinn Rooney

However, Millar bogeyed the 16th and 18th holes to card a three under 69 and move to 10 under, a shot behind Victorian duo McKenzie and Ashley Hall after regulation. 

Hall won the play-off after he chipped in to deny overnight leader McKenzie, who dropped three shots in his final two holes to squander victory. 

It is the second time in as many weeks Millar has been pipped at the post after he finished second to New Zealander Michael Long after a play-off at last week's Victorian Open. 

Millar won his maiden title at last year's New Zealand PGA, but was also runner-up four times in winning the Australasian Tour's player of the year award.