Oosthuizen claims 2012 Malaysian Open

Singapore Classic winner Scott Hend had a final round 66 to tie for 11th

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN bounced back from his US Masters playoff defeat to win the European Tour sanctioned 2012 Malaysian Open on Sunday.

The South African completed a 3-under 69 in the rain-delayed third round, then closed with a 68 for a three-stroke victory over Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher.

Oosthuizen was chuffed to win after a rough couple of weeks, a 30 hour flight and weather delays.

“I was a little surprised to win here after that,” Oosthuizen said. “I thought I would be a lot more tired. My golf was a bit up and down in the morning at the end of the third round, but I settled down and played well later.”

The 2010 British Open champion finished at 17-under on the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club’s West Course.

Gallacher shot a 70 while American David Lipsky closed with the same score to tie for third at 12 under with Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello (71) and England’s Danny Willett (71).

The best placed Aussie was Scott Hend who closed with an 8-under 66 to tie for 11th on 8-under. The 38 year old is in great form after winning the Singapore Classic last week.

2012 Malaysian Open Final Results

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