Smith wins two-man playoff at Australian PGA Championship

Smith wins two-man playoff at Australian PGA Championship

It was a dramatic final day at RACV Royal Pines Resort with Smith and fellow Australian Jordan Zunic, who equalled the course record with a superb 64 on Saturday, doing battle in a play-off.

However, he bogeyed the 17th before a double bogey on the hard 18th saw him finish the day 17 under the card, three shots ahead of fellow Australian Cameron Smith.

Smith had started three shots behind overnight leader Zunic but stormed into contention with five birdies and a bogey on the front nine.

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox turned around a poor first round at the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast to make the cut, but he is long way off leaders Marc Leishman and Adam Bland.

Garcia had a blemish-free round on Thursday but found the going slightly tougher in the second round, his five birdies spoiled by two bogeys and a double bogey on the par-five ninth.

"It was a bit of a flash, that round", he said.

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"To be on the same trophy as those guys, I just hope I can do half as much with my golf as they did with theirs". Smith and Zunic finished locked on 18-under 270.

"I hit a couple of really nice putts but I was probably a little bit exhausted I think, physically and mentally", he said.

The 24-year-old had taken a one-shot lead at 19-under heading into the final hole after a birdie on 17.

Play was brought forward by nearly three hours, with a 6am tee-off time, in a bid to avoid possibly severe thunderstorms forecast to hit the Gold Coast in the afternoon.

"Neither my mum or dad were there for the (PGA Tour) win in New Orleans", Smith said.

"I just didn't let Jordan's round get ahead of me there". I knew I was playing well, I knew I was putting well.

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