Victorian Lucas Herbert will join the ranks of the top 100 players in the world for the first time in his career after another stellar showing on the European Tour.

In wet and windy conditions in the final round at Walton Heath Golf Club, Herbert notched birdies at four of his first six holes before eventually signing for a 3-under 69 to move up nine spots on the leaderboard and a tie for third at the Sky Sports British Masters won by England’s Eddie Pepperell.

Tied for seventh at last week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, the result was Herbert’s second top-five finish in his past three starts and sees him move up to 38th in the Race to Dubai standings despite still being regarded as an affiliate member of the European Tour.

Starting the week ranked 104th in the world, such a good finish in a quality field will also move the 22-year-old inside the top 100 on the Official World Golf Rankings having started the year ranked No.278.

Three weeks ago Herbert was fighting to earn status for 2019 from his last remaining sponsor invite at the Portugal Masters but he is now eligible to play in all three Race to Dubai finals events, culminating with the $US8 million DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Five spots behind Herbert in the Race to Dubai standings is fellow Australian Wade Ormsby after the South Australian closed out a good week at the British Masters with a 3-over 75 to finish tied 29th while Marcus Fraser climbed 17 spots on Sunday courtesy of a 2-under 70 to be tied for 48th.

Andrew Dodt and Brett Rumford both qualified for the weekend, finishing tied for 63rd and tied for 68th respectively.

On the senior Staysure Tour, Peter Fowler has dropped to seventh on the Order of Merit after he finished tied for 32nd at the Paris Legends Championship won by Scotland’s Gary Orr, his second successive win.