Norris romps to Fiji International victory

Australian Jason Norris claims his biggest career victory by shooting a 5-under-par 67 to win the Fiji International by four shots.

Australia's Jason Norris poses with the Fiji International trophy on August 20, 2017.

Australian Jason Norris claimed his biggest career victory on Sunday when he shot a 5-under-par 67 to win the Fiji International by four shots.

The 44-year-old from South Australia began the final round a shot behind countryman Wade Ormsby and carded eight birdies and three bogeys to finish out in front with a four-round total of 14-under 274.

"I think it was just our week," said Norris. "Everything aligned and putts dropped and some good shots came, it was amazing."

Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond drained a 66-foot eagle putt to set a course-record of 8-under 64 and finish in a three-way tie for second at 10-under with Australians David McKenzie and James Marchesani.

The overnight leader Ormsby closed with a 73 to tie for fifth with Adam Bland (65), New Zealand's Daniel Pearce (69), and Peter Wilson (70), five shots behind Norris.

The tournament, which is co-sanctioned by the Australasian PGA and the European and Asian Tours, featured three Masters champions.

Canada's Mike Weir finished with a 74, in a tie for 35th at 2-under, while hometown favorite Vijay Singh (71) and Argentina's Angel Cabrera (74) were tied for 41st at 1-under.

Norris won three smaller events on the Australasian Tour between 2007 and 2010 but almost gave up the sport when he contracted meningitis in 2013.

"I said a couple of years ago when I was about to quit that I didn't want to give it away until I had won a big tournament because I know I can," Norris said.

"I just tried to stay switched on and not think about the future, things come into your head, you try to block them out. I was really happy with our process today."

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