Cameron Smith, Australia, wins the Australian PGA Championship in a play-off at Royal Pines Resort.
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Cameron and Jordan Zunic finished the Australian PGA Championship tied at the top of the leaderboard at -18 under par, Cam with a final round -4 under 68, and Jordan, who slowed down from yesterdays masterpiece with a last round -1 under 71.
Cam won at the second extra hole, with his parents in the gallery;
“Neither my mum or dad were there for the (PGA Tour) win in New Orleans.”
“To be able to win in front of them and in front of other family and friends, and then winning in Queensland, makes it so much more special to me.”
“I haven’t even had time to process that but it’s been a really good year. My goals this year were to win one down here and it’s nice to tick that one off.”
“A bit of a grind out there today, waking up early to get away from this rain that mysteriously hasn’t come.”
“Yeah, tough day out there and congrats to Jordan as well, he played well.”
Jordan accepted defeat graciously;
“I’m pretty happy with everything this week.”
“I’ve come a long way from where I was last week and missing a few cuts, so I’m happy about that.”
“It’s always great. This is why we practice and this is why we dream to play these sort of events and play in front of huge crowds, I loved every minute of it.”
“I had my family in the crowd there and Olivia by my side there, my girlfriend caddying. “
“She was great, she helped me out through the whole way. You know, we did everything we could so that’s all I could do. Cam was just too good on the back.”
Adam Bland held third place, just one shot back at -17 under par after his final round -4 under 68.
Top foreign player was defending Champion Harold Varner 111, USA, with a last round -6 under par 66 which gave him 6th position on his own at -12 under par.