Cam Smith in action today – image Augusta National

Cam Smith continued his outstanding record at Augusta National with a share of 6th place at this week’s Masters following a final round of 1 under 71 and in doing so would once again lead the Australasian challenge.

Smith began the final round with a fine par save at the 1st hole but a holed bunker shot at the par 5 second resulted in an eagle and perhaps the possibility of a challenge to the leaders was on the cards.

Smith was unable to build further on the start however and 13 straight pars followed a bogey at the 5th, although he did make progress on the leaderboard as many others struggled with the demands of Masters Sunday.

He would share 6th place with Bryan De Chambeau and although nine shots from the eventual winner and the game’s most dominant player, Scottie Scheffler, it was nonetheless another reminder of Smith’s standing in the game.

Cam Davis was within five shots heading into the final round but got off to a slow start with two early bogeys. He fought his way back before a careless double bogey at the 17th saw him finish with a round of 75 and a share of 12th place.

Min Woo Lee’s final round of 69 saw him improve to a share of 22nd and Adam Scott’s final round of 70 was highlighted by an eagle at the 3rd hole after holing out from the greenside bunker at the driveable par 4. Scott would also finish in a share of 22nd.

Jason Day improved with a final round of 69 to finish 30th and New Zealander Ryan Fox , who contended early in the tournament, slipped to finish in 38th place.

But the honours go to  Scheffler who not only won his second Green Jacket but his 10th PGA Tour title and further consolidated his position as the game’s number one player.

In now nine starts in 2024, Scheffler has won three times and been inside the top 6 on four other occasions further highlighting just how dominant he is at present and has been for the last two years.