New Zealand Open: Australian golfer Zach Murray wins 100th edition of tournament

Golfer Zach Murray has continued Australia's recent dominance of the New Zealand Open, going wire-to-wire to win the tournament's 100th edition, held at the Hills course in Queenstown.

Murray fired a four-under-par 68 in the final round to cruise to a two-shot win, finishing on 21 under.

Entering the day with a one-shot lead, the 21-year-old saved some of his best golf for last, as he played error-free through the first 10 holes.

A bogey on 11 saw him lose the lead, but an eagle at the par-five 13th, and birdies at 14 and 15, saw him re-take the lead.

From there, he never looked back, making a cautious bogey on the final hole to win by two shots.

Murray led after all four rounds, becoming the first winner since Sir Bob Charles in 1954 to do so.

"I was pretty nervous on the 18th tee, I settled down for a while there," Murray said.

"I'm glad she's all done and dusted - it's been a fantastic week."

Murray is the seventh Australian to win the event in the last eight years.

Josh Geary was the leading Kiwi in the tournament, finishing at 19-under, two shots behind the winner.

New Zealand number one Ryan Fox finished in a tie for 11th at 15-under.