(CNN) -- Australian Stuart Appleby finished with a six-under 65 to win the Australian Masters title as defending champion Tiger Woods restored pride in the final round on Sunday.
Woods also carded a 65 to finish fourth, but it was Appleby who took the title after a birdie-birdie finish to overtake overnight leader Adam Bland.
Appleby finished on 10-under 274 to beat Bland, who fell away with a two-over 73, by a stoke.
Australian Daniel Gaunt was third at eight-under 276 with Woods a further shot back after his last day heroics.
It was Appleby's second brilliant finish of the year after an 11-under 59 to win the Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour in August.
Woods, who started the day 10 shots behind Bland after indifferent form over the first three days, finished with a flourish with a last hole eagle.
But he is still without a tournament win in 2010 and has just one final chance at next month's Chevron World Challenge tournament in California.
"I have two weeks off and then play the Chevron so I am pretty excited about it," Woods said.
"Some of the things I am working on are starting to gel but unfortunately not for the entire round, they are sporadic.
"So I'll do some more work when I get back home," he told AFP
Appleby, who began the day trailing leader Bland by seven strokes, cut relentlessly into the gap and drew level with a birdie at the 17th before clinching it with a birdie at the last.
Meanwhile at the Singapore Open, Adam Scott of Australia holds a three-shot lead going into the last 10 holes after storms forced to final round to be carried over until Monday.