Hong Kong's Scott Rowe shot a closing round two-under-par 68 to share eighth place at the Perrier Hong Kong Open for his best finish in the tournament. The towering 24-year-old finished ninth two years ago and he went one better this time to become the best Hong Kong finisher. Rowe also gave himself a psychological boost after recently winning his European Tour card for next year. 'It's always nice to finish as the top Hong Kong player. Had I improved my score by another two shots I would have been in the top five, but top 10 is pretty good for me,' said the Hong Kong-based American, who became US$6,780 richer. 'I played okay today. I wasn't very sharp. I wasn't hitting as solidly as I liked but it's satisfactory. 'I had an opportunity to finish higher but four-under is a respectable score,' he said. Rowe said gaining the European Tour card was a career boost and was just the ticket for him to earn a bigger slice of the prize money in more prestigious events. 'The European Tour is a very big tour with a chance of winning a lot more prize money. I will have the opportunity to make more money and it will be better competition all round. 'I'm very excited to be part of it. I wanted to play in the US but got Europe instead. I'm satisfied and I have fulfilled one of my goals. It gives me a chance to further my game and make money. 'But I will have to work very hard now I have the privilege to be playing on the Euro Tour. I can't relax. I have to go out there and work hard,' said Rowe. 'My dad is proud and my wife is very excited about it. I'm just enjoying and savouring the moment. But there is a year's hard work and stress to come,' he said. Rowe will compete in next week's Thailand Open before travelling to Mission Hills for the Omega PGA tournament the following week. Meanwhile, Davidoff Tour Order of Merit leader Kyi Hla Han of Burma had a disastrous five-over-par 75 to finish joint 39th. 'I had a bad start and the wind was tricky today. After having a bad start, I just lost interest. I'm disappointed with my own play and I just look forward to the Thailand Open next week,' Han said.