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Bold finish gives Jeffress Fiji title
 
 
 
Bold finish gives Jeffress Fiji title


SUVA - Australian Steve Jeffress recorded the biggest win of his 15-year career with a strong finish to shut out compatriot Jake Higginbottom in the inaugural US$1.0 million Fiji International Sunday. In an absorbing head-to-head on the final day, Jeffress, 38, fired three birdies in the final four holes to finish on two-under 70, 10 under for the tournament and four strokes clear of the 20-year-old Higginbottom. After starting the day sharing the lead, Higginbottom held a two-shot advantage at the turn before the wheels started to come off for the younger player when he bogeyed the 10th and the 13th. "I'm over the moon and a bit surprised," said Jeffress, whose performance earned him a prize cheque of US$180,000 and whose most significant win previously was the 2006 Victorian PGA.–AFP

 
 
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