South African golfer Ashleigh Buhai
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South African golfer Ashleigh Buhai sealed a gritty victory to claim a one-stroke win at the Women’s Australian Open at Victoria Golf Club on Sunday.
Trailing leader Jiyai Shin of South Korea by one stroke, Buhai carded a one-over par 73 in Australia to post the winning total of 14-under.
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Shin struggled with the putter in the final round 75, posting five bogeys and only two birdies to second on 13-under.
The South African was emotional as she putted for par to clinch the victory with her husband, David on her bag.
It’s been a remarkable year for Buhai, who clinched her maiden Major title at the Women’s British Open at Muirfield in August.
Meanwhile, Polish Adrian Meronk won the men’s Australian Open title as he won by five-shot win over home favourite Adam Scott.
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