Cameron Smith retains his Australian PGA Championship title with a two shot victory at Royal Pines Resort in Queensland.
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Cam shot a final round -2 under par 70 to post a Australian PGA Championship winning total of -16 under par, a two shot victory margin;
“I was expecting Leish to come out and give it a good crack today.”
“It’s always hard going up against a mate and trying to win a golf tournament. I’ve been in this situation before and I’ve had it happen to me as well.”
“I’m sure we’ll have a beer over Christmas or when I see him next and we’ll be back to being mates.”
“I’ve definitely improved a lot over the last year. I’ve put in a lot of hard work and I’ve just stuck to my process goals.”
“I would love to get into the top 20 by the end of this year, it’s definitely the next goal.”
“I think that’s the next big step for myself, to get in there and get myself in a lot of situations where I can win golf tournaments.”
Marc Leishman was second, -3 under 69 today for a tournament total of -14 under par;
“I think Cam made birdies when he had to so all credit to him.”
“I’m obviously disappointed I didn’t get it over the line but glad that I gave it a run there and made it pretty interesting.”
Tied in third place were Ross McGowan, England, with a course record -9 under par 63, and Matthew Millar, with his last round -4 under 68, for -11 under par totals.