Cameron Davis wins with a final hole birdie
22-year-old Cameron Davis created history with his win today at the Emirates Australian Open after entering the final round six shots behind the leader Jason Day. Davis posted a 7-under 64 today consisting six birdies, an eagle on the 12th after holing a 100-meter approach shot, the most important shot came on the 18th where he posted a birdie to keep Jonas Blixt and Matt Jones away from the tie and for the win.
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Posted by Golf Australia on Saturday, November 25, 2017
Cameron finished with an 11-under 273 at the Australian Golf Club, where gusty and unpredictable winds made scoring difficult for all four days. “I didn’t know where I was, to be honest, after the third round,” Davis said of his six-stroke deficit. “I’m just glad I did enough today to get the job done.”
Sweden’s Jonas Blixt missed a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th that would have forced a playoff, shot a final round 68 for the share of second place on the board at 10-under par with Australian Matt Jones.
“It was quite a simple putt, maybe a little longer than I would have wanted,” Blixt said of the missed birdie chance. “I thought it was a lot quicker than it was.”
Day who was making his appearance in Australia for the first time since 2013 led the third round but was unable to make it to the top and finished for fifth-place on the board with a final round of two-over 73 and a total score of eight-under 276.
Jordan Spieth, attempting to win his third Australian Tour title in four years, finished with four-under 67, including an eagle on the 18th and a total score of seven-under 277 for the eighth spot on the leaderboard.
Following the champion, Cameron Davis is Jonas Blixt and Matt Jones for the share of the second place on the board at 10-under 274. Cameron Smith at the 4th place at nine-under 275, Jason Day at 5th at eight-under 276, Mark Brown and Lucas Herbert share the sixth-place on the board at seven-under 277.