Cameron Davis is the new Australian Open champion after putting on a sensational performance in the final round at The Australian Golf Club on Sunday.
The 22-year-old started the day six shots behind overnight leader and World Number 12 Jason Day but fired a phenomenal 7-under 64 to win his first professional title on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.
“It’s a little bit numb at the moment, I think. I just didn’t expect to be in this situation, even though I had a great round, I just didn’t think I was going to be far enough up the leaderboard,” said Davis.
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“I didn’t look at the leaderboard all day; that was probably good for me to do. I just kept on going, just tried to keep playing my game and just keep pushing and pushing and see how far up I could get really.
“I didn’t even see the leaderboard before I hit that putt on the last hole. I made that, and I thought, I’ll be up around the top, but to come into the scorer’s hut and see where I was at, I was kind of blown away. I had no idea I was going to be there.”
“I’m going to take that going forward for sure and hopefully it’s going to help me over the line in the future.”
As well as his national title, Davis has secured a place in the field at the 147th Open Championship to be played at Carnoustie Golf Links from 19-22 July.
“It’s my first Major so, I’ve got no idea what to expect. I know it’s going to be huge. I wasn’t even thinking about that at all today,” added Davis, who hopes to follow in Jordan Spieth’s footsteps of winning both a Stonehaven Cup and Claret Jug.
“If I can follow in Spieth’s footsteps, I’d be pretty happy. That’s going to be pretty tough to do, but I’m going to give it my best shot now that I’ve actually got the opportunity to go and play in it.”
Earning the other two positions on offer at the Emirates Australian Open were Matt Jones and Jonas Blixt.