Adam Scott the home favourite won his 2nd Australian PGA Championship after going on a tear on the back nine to secure a two-shot victory.
He last won the tournament in 2013. Yesterday he produced a final-round 69 which was enough to fend off New Zealand’s Michael Hendry and clinch his 11th European Tour title.
Scott was one ahead going into Sunday, but a birdie from close range at the first saw him go ahead with a two stroke advantage.
Six pars opened allowed the chasing pack to close the gap, then he found the water on the eight which resulted in a drop back into the pack and a tied for the lead.
Hendry, who struggled with a rib injury over the weekend, took over at the top of the leaderboard after reeling off three straight birdies from the eighth.
It looked as though it might not have been Scott’s day when he found the trees on the 12th but he made a great par which kept him in the hunt, one shot back.
After a birdie on 14 Scott regained a tie for the lead but then a fantatsi ceagles on 15 opened up a two sghot gap fpr the Australian.
Scott finsihed with a bogey at on 18 to finish the week on 13 under and win a first victory on home soil in 2,266 days.
The Australian has now won 11 European Tour titles.