Australia have fallen short of a drought-breaking win at the 44th Queen Sirikit Cup at Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch, finishing in third place after Korea showed their dominance on the final day to claim an incredible 23rd title.

Australia’s Sarah Hammett finished runner-up in the individual standings, finishing at one-under for the week, four-shots adrift of Korea’s Soomin Oh.

Justice Bosio finished her week at seven-over in a tie for 10th, while Caitlin Peirce was just one shot further back at eight-over in a tie for 12th.

The final day was all about Korea though, with Oh, Hyosong Lee, and Shihyun Kim combining for an incredible 11-under-par last round to seal an impressive victory.

Korea finished nine-under for the championship, seven shots ahead of Japan, who played amazing golf to steal second place from Australia, with the hosts New Zealand finishing fourth.