Chalmers Claims Second Career Australian PGA Title


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Aussie Greg Chalmers who is playing both on the European and PGA Tour is going through a good patch in his homeland as he won the second tournament in one month. Two weeks after outplaying Woods to win the Australian Open, Chalmers held off fellow Australians Marcus Fraser and Robert Allenby after they carded a 12-under in the final round on Sunday to claim the Australian PGA title.

In an exciting final round on the Hyatt Regency Coolum Golf Course, golfers had erratic luck as seven players with the highest number of points grabbed the lead at different times.

The three Australian golfers claimed the top places as the other competitors didn’t make it to the finishing line, unable to overcome the pressure.

American golfer Bubba Watson was the first to fail lost his early momentum with a double-bogey and settled for an eight-under.

In the meantime, second-last round leader Kim Kyung-Tae ruined his four-shot lead with a double bogey on the fifth hole and bogeys on the eighth and ninth.

Chalmers was one of the few golfers who retained his calm, making consecutive birdies on 16 and 17 and firing an excellent five-under 67 to grab the top spot on leaderboard