Allenby wins PGA Championship

Australian Robert Allenby has won his fourth Australian PGA championship at Coolum by four shots on Sunday, after he produced the perfect closing round to claim the title at the Hyatt Regency resort.

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Allenby blew away a strong final day contingent, winning by four shots with a closing 66.

Queensland’s John Senden chased Allenby all day, eventually finishing in a share of second on 10 under with West Australian Scott Strange

Late afternoon, a rock-solid Robert Allenby was hanging onto his one-shot lead halfway through the final round.

Allenby had been flawless through his first 10 holes picking up two birdies to move to 11-under heading into the back nine.

John Senden came from the pack to be just one shot behind Allenby with seven holes to play.

West Australian Scott Strange made the first mistake of his round at the 10th hole to slip back to nine-under.

Queensland’s Rod Pamplinghas had shot the best round of the day so far with a six under 65 to move to seven under overall.

Earlier, Sydney professional Anthony Summers enjoyed his closing round of the Australian PGA championship, showing the leaders there were lots of birdies opportunities on the Coolum course.

Starting the day seven over, Summers took 30 shots to play the first nine holes of his final round to move to four under after 11 holes.

Yesterday, three-time champion Allenby stormed home with birdies on the last two holes to seize a one-shot lead after the third round.

Allenby was in a large group trailing Greg Chalmers for most of the day but the 38-year-old took his chances on the closing two holes of the Hyatt Regency course to finish on a five-under-par 66 and to nine under for the tournament.