Jones edges Scott, Spieth to win Aussie

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

SYDNEY (AP) Matt Jones overcame a bogey, double-bogey and triple-bogey on the front nine Sunday to escape with a one-stroke victory at the Australian Open after shooting a 2-over 73.

Jones, who led defending champion Jordan Spieth by three strokes to begin the day, finished with a 72-hole total of 8-under 276, one ahead of Adam Scott, who shot 65 on The Australian Golf Club course, and Spieth, who shot 71 and missed an eagle attempt on the 18th that could have forced a playoff.

Australian veteran Rod Pampling, with a course-record 61, was fourth, two strokes back.


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