Meronk, Buhai win Australian Open titles

(AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A superb 12-meter putt off the back of the last green for eagle was Adrian Meronk's spectacular signature to his Australian Open triumph at Victoria Golf Club.

Meronk, allowed the luxury of strolling down the last hole with a three-shot lead, stretched the winning advantage to five shots to cap a superb 4-under 66 on Sunday.

It completed a relaxing week for Poland's first winner as he stayed with relatives of his partner nearby and was able to walk to the course each day to shoot 73-66-63-66 to become the first European to win the title since Rory McIlroy in 2013.


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