Allenby, Scott lead Australian charge at British Open

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Standard bearers Robert Allenby and Adam Scott have finished equal-best of the Australians at the British Open at St Andrews of Scotland, Australia's media reported on Tuesday.

Out of contention entering Sunday's final round, both stars finished at two under par for the championship, a distant 14 shots behind South Africa's runaway winner Louis Oosthuizen.

Allenby carded a last-round one-under 71, while Scott had a 72.

Indicative of their entire campaigns, Allenby and Scott three- putted from long-range when hoping for a grandstand eagle finish on the 18th hole.

"I've done that two days in a row now. I've driven it on and three-putted," Allenby told Australian Associated Press. "But one shot isn't going to make any difference. I needed 15 more shots."

Allenby, though, was nothing if not rock solid in finishing as the top or joint-best Australian for the third time in his 18th Open appearance. "While others perished in the gale-force winds, the Australian made 60 pars, seven birdies and only five bogeys for the week," Herald said.

Scott never came to grips with the slow greens on the Old Course, but had enough eagles and birdies to finish respectably in the black at the birthplace of golf.

"It was a good week. If you can't enjoy this week, I don't know what you can enjoy," Scott said. "It's great being out there playing. It's a challenge."

John Senden signed off for a final-round 72 to finish one over for the championship. Jason Day (71), Peter Senior (73) and Marc Leishman (75) all posted three-over totals.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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