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Home hero Adam Scott wins Australian Masters

Ian Ransom

Local favourite Adam Scott has won the $1-million Australian Masters , beating Briton Adam Poulter by four strokes.

Adam Scott of Australia kisses the trophy after winning the Australian Master golf tournament at the Kingston Heath golf course in Melbourne.

at Melbourne's Kingston Heath Golf Club.

The world number five shot a five-under 67 on a windy day to finish with an 17-under total of 271 and clinch his first tournament win for the year after a frustrating season of near-misses.

With daylight separating Poulter and Scott from the rest of the field, the final round was reduced to a match-play battle, with the Australian raising the pressure with a pair of birdies in his opening holes to snatch the lead.

Englishman Poulter took it back briefly but made a hash of the par-fives on the back nine to allow his playing partner to break clear and cruise to victory. –

 

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