Matt Jones beats Jordan Spieth to win the Australian Open

Matt Jones, who won the Houston Open on the PGA Tour this year, held off a charge from defending champion Jordan Spieth to win the Australian Open today. Taking a three shot lead into the final day Jones, 35, began a round of ups and downs beginning bogey, double bogey, pulling back two birdies on the front nine begore making a triple bogey on the ninth, Hr rallied on the back nine to finish -8, forcing Spieth to make an eagle putt to make a playoff, which Spieth missed to finish joint second with Adam Scott.

Round of the day came from Australian Rod Pampling who made a 60 foot eagle putt on 18 for a course record 61. He, Jones and Nick Cullen, who finished fifth, gain places in next year’s Open Championship at Royal Troon.

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