Spi­eth wins again down un­der

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

TWO-TIME ma­jor cham­pion Jor­dan Spi­eth won the Aus­tralian Open for the sec­ond time in three years af­ter de­feat­ing Ash­ley Hall and Cameron Smith in a sud­den-death play­off in Syd­ney yes­ter­day.

Spi­eth won at the first play­off hole with a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th green at Royal Syd­ney Golf Club as Hall was un­able to con­vert from 8 feet to ex­tend the play­off.

The world num­ber five shot a final round three-un­der-par 69 to join club­house lead­ers Hall and Smith at 12-un­der-par, need­ing a par putt from seven feet on the 72nd hole to get into the play­off.

Smith – who shot a final-round 66 – missed a 40-foot birdie putt in the play­off.

‘We made the putts at the very end that mat­tered.’

2016 Aus­tralian Open Cham­pion

Jor­dan Spi­eth

Photo: Naing Lin Soe

De­spite Aung Thu’s 73rd-minute equaliser, a heart­break­ing late goal from Viet­nam’s Le Cong Vin (80’) put Viet­nam too far to catch, as Myan­mar dropped their first match as 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup Group B hosts.

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