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Overnight leader Robert Allenby won his first Australian Masters in a four-way playoff on Sunday.

Adam Scott took Allenby to a second hole where Allenby holed a birdie putt from three feet.

Allenby, 32, who was playing in his home city and had battled influenza and stomach cramps all week, maintained his perfect record of eight win in eight playoffs.

Scott, 23, made a brave attempt but his 50-foot birdie attempt stopped on the edge of the cup on the par-four 18th hole.

Overnight leader Allenby made a 10-foot putt at the par-four 72nd hole to join a four-way playoff with a final round of one-under-par 71.

Allenby joined Scott, triple Australian Masters winner Craig Parry and joint Australian PGA champion Jarrod Moseley to finish on an 11-under-par total of 277.

Scott, a winner on the European and U.S. PGA Tours this year, had put together the round of the tournament with an eight-under-par 64 on Sunday. Moseley finished with a 69 and Parry 67.

Allenby also needed to sink a 25-foot putt for birdie on the first playoff hole before Scott coolly made his birdie attempt from 15 feet after Moseley and Parry had dropped out of contention.

Scott and Allenby then went back to the 18th tee for the second playoff hole and both strayed left.

Scott, who also lost last year's Australian Masters to Peter Lonard in a playoff, reached the green from a fairway bunker with his approach shot but Allenby left his second shot three feet from the hole.

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