Australia’s Jason Day held off the challenge of Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn and countryman Adam Scott to win the individual prize at the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne as the antipodean duo also claimed the team prize.
Day had held a one-shot lead overnight and a fourth-round 70 meant he finished on 10 under, two shots clear of Bjorn who finished with a 71.
Scott closed with a five under par 66 to finish a further shot back and hand Australia an aggregate team score of 17 under, 10 shots clear of nearest challengers the United States.
Ireland’s team of Graham McDowell and Shane Lowry finished halfway down the field on 577.
Meanwhile Denmark’s Morten Orum Madsen was victorious at the South African Open on Sunday as Charl Schwartzel squandered the lead to finish tied fourth in Ekurhuleni.
Madsen, claiming his maiden European Tour title, posted five birdies in his final-round 67 to finish on 19 under par, two shots ahead of South Africans Jbe Kruger (65) and Hennie Otto (68).
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