Adrian Meronk is the primary Polish participant to win the Australian Open after romping to a five-stroke victory at Victoria Golf Membership.
The DP World Tour star captured the Stonehaven Cup in fashion with an eagle on the 72nd gap in a closing four-under-par 66 on Sunday.
Meronk denied his childhood idol Adam Scott a second Open trophy, 13 years after his first, as Australia’s third-round chief completed with a disappointing two-over 74.
Min Woo Lee (69) completed outright third an extra shot again at 9 underneath to safe a not insignificant comfort prize of a ticket to subsequent 12 months’s British Open at Royal Liverpool.
The highest three finishers not in any other case exempt gained entry to the 151st Open.
Meronk and Scott had already certified, leaving Spaniard Alejandro Canizares (64) and Lee’s fellow West Australian Haydn Barron (68) to snare the opposite two spots after sharing fourth at seven underneath.
In the meantime, Ashleigh Buhai has survived a day of carnage to win the Australian Open and obtain a feat not even Cameron Smith can declare.
The South African prevailed after a dramatic collapse from Sydney prodigy Grace Kim to sprint native hopes for one more 12 months on Sunday.
Buhai closed with a one-over-par 73 at Victorian Golf Membership to put up a nerve-wracking one-stroke victory over Korean Jayai Shin (75).
With a successful 12-under 72-hole whole of 277, Buhai accomplished a uncommon British Open-Australian Open double, having additionally triumphed at Muirfield to clinch her maiden main championship in July.