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Lonard wins Australian PGA with closing 65

Peter Lonard hit a closing seven-under-par 65 to win the Australian PGA Championship by two strokes on Sunday, one week after claiming the Australian Open title for a second successive year.

Australian Lonard carded a total of 18-under 270 at the Coolum golf course on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Overnight leader and rookie professional James Nitties (70) finished second on 272.

American Bob Estes (70) was third, one stroke behind Nitties. Estes had a bogey-five on the last hole.

The 37-year-old Lonard was a joint winner of the Australian PGA Championship two years ago, with Jarrod Moseley.

"I didn't play that good but I hit it in the right places and got lucky," Lonard told reporters after firing eight birdies and one bogey on Sunday.

Nick O'Hern (67) and American Corey Pavin (70) were equal fourth on 14-under 274.

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