Denzel Ieremia has finished in a tie for fifth at his first Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club, narrowly missing a spot in The Open Championship in the process.

Ieremia fired rounds of 69, 65, 71, and 71 to finish at eight-under par for the tournament, seven shots back of hometown winner Matt Jones who has now two Stonehaven Cup’s to his name.

He also missed out on a start in next years Open Championship at Royal St. Georges by a matter of shots.

After being well in contention after two-rounds, Ieremia teed it up with PGA Tour players Louie Oosthuizen and Paul Casey in the third round proving that he belongs on the big stage. He went on to shoot even-par in his final two rounds playing with some elite company.

Jones won his second Australian Open by a single shot over South Africa's sweet-swinging Louie Oosthuizen who eagled the last to set up a grandstand finish.
Jones was able to make a clutch up and down on the par 5 18th to be the 19th player to have won multiple Australian Opens. 

Ieremia has had a stellar start to his young professional career thus far, having recorded seven top-25 finishes including four top-10s across the Japan Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, and Australasian Tour respectively.

He now turns his attention to the Christies Floorings Mount Open this week.

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