Monday, December 17, 2007

Parry Wins Aussie Open; Crybaby Can't Hold Lead

Australian Craig Parry wrapped up his first national championship at the Australian on Sunday and could not hold back the emotion. He won by a single stroke on -11. The clinching putt was a 15 footer for birdie on 17. He then played it safe on the home hole - a part 5 - to make par and capture the Australian Open.

"I've worked pretty hard over my whole career, and this is the one I wanted," said Parry, wiping tears from his eyes. "I've been runner-up a few times, finished third, been up there on the leaderboard, but never won it."

Brandt Snedeker was in position to win, but he called a penalty on himself when his ball moved while moving a loose impediment. Overnight leaders James Nitties and Robert Allenby were not able to maintain their advantage. Nitties still had a chance to win, but his chip for eagle on the final hole in a downpour was duffed. Robert Allenby (crybaby) shot 75 and finished in 11th place.

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