Allenby claims play-off success

Local hero Robert Allenby kept his unbeaten record in play-offs intact to claim the first Australian Mastercard Masters of his lengthy career on Sunday.

Local hero Robert Allenby kept his unbeaten record in play-offs intact to claim the first Australian Mastercard Masters of his lengthy career on Sunday.

The Aussie has won every play-off he has taken part in as a professional after picking up victory at Huntingdale, Melbourne, following a four-way shoot-out.

Tied alongside Allenby on 11 under at the end of the four scheduled rounds were Adam Scott, three-time winner Craig Parry and Jarrod Moseley.

While Parry and Moseley were eliminated at the first extra hole, Scott, who finished with a brilliant final-round eight-under score of 64, was not so easy for Allenby to shake off.

The Adelaide-born youngster, one of the best rising talents on the tour, sunk a testing six-yard birdie to keep in touch with Allenby, who had just holed a superb 30-footer to ensure the end of the competition for Parry and Moseley.

Allenby and Scott then returned to the 18th tee for the second extra hole, which went the way of the veteran.

While Scott struggled to get good green position after finding the bunker with his opening drive, Allenby pitched his second shot to within a few feet.

Scott refused to give up but saw his lengthy putt stay up and Allenby had the fairly simple task of tapping home for birdie to record his first victory in two years.

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