GOLF World Cup bound Marc Leishman was one of four Aussies finishing in the top ten at the US PGA TOUR event in Malaysia on the weekend.
Leishman, who will play in the World Cup in Melbourne and the Australian PGA Championship the following week on the Gold Coast, stormed home with a 66 to finish fifth at the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
He was followed by Scott Hend (67) at T7; and Aaron Badeley (68) and Adam Scott (70) at T10.
Leishman finished on 17-under, six behind fairytale winner Justin Thomas whose eight birdies in the final round saw him successfully defend the title he won last year from a fast finishing Adam Scott.
The American finished with a 64 to be three shots clear of Hideki Matsuyama. It was the American’s second tour victory.
Overnight leader Anirban Lahiri of India looked to have the tournament in the bag at stages, but that was before a quadruple bogey on the third hole, after his tee shot went into a tree.
“It’s great to win again here. It’s a place I’m comfortable with … Hopefully I will be able to come back next year,” Thomas said.
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