Denmark are the inaugural GolfSixes champions after winning the final three holes to defeat Australia 3-1 in the final at Centurion Club.

Having partnered Soren Kjeldsen to help his nation win the World Cup of Golf for the first time in 2016, Thorbjorn Olesen has added another team title to his name with the new shorter six-hole format of the game alongside Lucas Bjerregaard.

Runners-up behind England in Group A of the 16-nation yesterday, the Danes defeated France and Italy earlier today to reach the final at the St Albans club.

After the opening two holes had finished level with par scores, the Australian duo of Sam Brazel and Scott Hend landed the first blow with a birdie on the par five third.

Olesen and Bjerregaard immediately got back on terms by winning the fourth with a par four, but then gained the initiative heading to the last with a birdie two on the fifth.

Luck then favoured the Danes on the last when their second shot on the par five came within a few inches of finishing in the water. Needing a birdie to force a play-off, Australia were unable to make the putt and they conceded to give the Danes the title.

The Scotland team of Richie Ramsay and Marc Warren took third place after beating Italy’s Matteo Manassero and Renato Paratore on the second play-off hole.

A crowd of just under 5,000 – taking the attendance to more than 9,000 for the two days of competition – were at Centurion today to watch the eight two-man teams that made it through yesterday’s group stages of the innovative greensomes format event.

Click here to read how the semi-finals unfolded.