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