What a day, what a moment from the unbelievable & very tall Adrian Meronk of Poland – who just won this year’s Australian Open Men’s Tournament here in Cheltenham, Victoria. He got away with a fantastic front nine of back-to-back birdies at the start plus a two more on the 9th & 15th before Meronk wrapped up his final shift with a sensational eagle putt on the Par 5 18th at 4 under 66. How good!!
Adam Scott came home in 2nd by just five strokes behind Meronk at -9. He was on par with the Pole for the majority since his remarkable turnaround over the last two days. However, a mix of bogeys on the front nine & an poor 17th hole on double bogey – including an out of bounds mistake in his first shot – have effectively ended his hopes on top – as he finished Day 4 on two over 72. After Scott, Min-Woo Lee rounds out the Top 3 on -8. He came here hoping to take home home this tournament his own after an unreal first hole eagle on the Par 5 – but couldn’t find much special to kick on ever since that saw him settle for 3rd best on 1 under 69.
Plus, hats off to Alejandro Canizares from Spain when he moved a whopping 26 spots up to Tied 4th at -7 alongside Haydn Bannon, as well as topping the charts of the final day alone with eight birdies despite two bogeys in between Holes 2 & 4 on six under 64. And it’s good to see a bunch of Aussies finish inside the Top 10-15 mark – including the resurgent Lucas Herbert down in Tied 10th by ten shots behind Meronk (-4) – when he fired off slow in the early stages – but found a way up over the weekend that reflected his late progress right until the very end.
That is that as congrats to Adrian Meronk with his stunning day today as the new Australian Open Men’s champion.