Ogilvy breezes to Australian Open title

Sun, 05 Dec 06:56:00 2010

Australia's Geoff Ogilvy recorded the lowest four-round total in 22 years to capture the Australian Open title in Sydney.

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The 33-year-old Ogilvy carded a final-round 69 on The Lakes course to win by four strokes with a 19-under par total.

His score is the lowest since American Mark Calcavecchia captured the 1988 Australian Open title, also in Sydney.

"It's pretty nice to walk up the last leading by four and this is one of the goals I've always had as a kid, to win the Australian Open title," Ogilvy said.

The victory is the world number 43's second big Australian title success after the 2008 Australian PGA Championship, an event starting on at Coolum in Queensland next Thursday where Ogilvy will wind up his season.

The only event among Australia's 'Big Three' that Ogilvy is yet to capture is the Australian Masters title.

Earlier this year, Ogilvy won the US PGA Tour season-opening SBS Championship in Hawaii.

Fellow Australians Matt Jones (68) and Alistair Presnell (67) shared second place at 15-under par.

Five-times former Australian Open winner, Greg Norman, signed for a last round 72 to share 32nd spot on three-under par with defending champion Adam Scott (71).

Reuters

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