A four putt bogey by Geoff Ogilvy on the 15th hole summed up a difficult day for the Australian contingent in the final round of the US Masters.

Jason DayNone of the four who made the cut could make an impression on Sunday, John Senden's even par 72 the best of the bunch.

Needing to shoot low numbers to make any headway in the tournament the Australians pressed and, at Augusta National, that brings big numbers into play.

Adam Scott made a quadruple bogey seven on the par-3 12th, John Senden double bogeyed the par-5 13th and Geoff Ogilvy dropped four shots in the course of his round including the aforementioned four putt bogey. Scott finished with a 2-over 74 as did Ogilvy.

Jason Day looked like he was off to a flying start with a birdie at the first but immediately gave the shot back with a careless bogey at the par-5 second.

From there the Queenslander seemed lost, posting five more bogeys before finally picking up his second shot of the day at the 14th.

A birdie two at the 16th was the final highlight for the Queenslander who signed for a 75 and a T28 finish, his worst in five Masters appearances.

In a week that started with so much promise, particularly for the in-form Day, it was a disappointing result for the Australians.

This marked the first year since 2010 that an Australian hasn't finished inside the top-10, an anomaly considering both Scott and Day were among the pre-tournament favourites.

Both Senden and Ogilvy will have to find a way to earn a start next year after missing out on the top-12 finish required to guarantee an invite back.

Despite the less than stellar results among the Australians, fans from these shores still had something to cheer for with reigning Australian Open champion Jordan Spieth posting a record victory.

The 21-year-old Texan impressed all he came into contact with on his visit to Sydney last December and his final round 63, one of the best ever played in the tournament, proved the spring board for his remarkable run of golf since.

 

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