Australia's Jason Norris has life-changing golf win at Fiji International

Ruben Hill
August 20, 2017

Jason Norris fired a five-under 67 in the final round to claim a four-shot win at the Fiji International on Sunday.

Norris managed six birdies on the front nine to take control before holding his nerve to complete his win.

"I didn't think I would be in that position after seven holes, I was getting a bit frustrated but the putter started to get a bit hot so I started to move in the right direction".

"I started well with a birdie on the first".

"It's always nice to be on top. I am happy but sad that they did not give an apartment or something like that", he smiled.

"I told the boss last week that I have probably two years left playing golf and I just want to have a crack".

Dinesh Chand missed the weekend by one stroke after a second round two over par while amateur Apenisa Koroicure finished at the foot of the leaderboard after a second round 89, to end his debut appearance on 37 over par.

"It was a rough day for me", said Gavin, twice runner-up on the Asian Tour this season in a phone interview from Fiji.

Last weekend's China Tour victor Josh Geary and Harry Bateman were among those tied for 16th at six-under while Ryan Fox, fresh from the US PGA Championship, shot a final round 67 to be 24th equal on four-under. I played really well last year but this year, it hasn't been as good but hopefully we're headed to some good form and we can finish the season well. "My putting wasn't as good as I wanted it to be", he said.

Norris fired 2-under 70 in the third round, his near flawless day coming de-railed at the par-4 16th.

Zimbabwean Scott Vincent and Australians Scott Hend and Peter Wilson are tied fourth on 7-under.

Winning the tournament, co-sanctioned with both the European and Asian Tours alongside as the PGA Tour of Australasia, gives Norris access to both global circuits for the next two years.

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