Date: April 07, 2008

Ogilvy storms home for second

Australia&aposs Geoff Ogilvy has fired a final round of 68 to finish in a tie for second place behind American Johnson Wagner at the Houston Open. Starting the day five shots behind Wagner, Ogilvy rattled off three birdies in an impressive opening nine to move within touch of the lead, but a bogey on the 14th hole halted his charge. A birdie from Ogilvy on the 18th moved the Australian up to 14-under, but Wagner held his nerve and made par at the final four holes to claim his first career title on home soil. The two-shot victory gains Wagner a start in the US Masters starting at Augusta this week. Tying for second place with Ogilvy was American Chad Campbell, while veterans Fred Couples and Billy Mayfair finished in joint fourth place at 13-under. Young Australian Jason Day stormed home with a final round of 65 to finish in a tie for eighth place at 10-under, while compatriots Steve Elkington and Aaron Baddeley were a further two strokes adrift in equal 14th. Mathew Goggin (74) tied for 20th at seven-under, one clear of fellow Australians Stuart Appleby (70) and Rod Pampling (72), while Robert Allenby (72) tuned up for the Masters by finishing in joint 34th position at four-under.