Sunday, 15 October 2017

American Perez takes CIMB Classic


KUALA LUMPUR: American Pat Perez (pix) has won the CIMB Classic for his career third US PGA Tour title.

The 41-year-old shot a final round 69 for 24-under 264 total to win by four strokes from compatriot Keegan Bradley at the TPC Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
He pocketed US$1.26mil (RM5.23mil) for his effort.

PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Xander Schaufelle could only manage a 72 to share third with South Korea's Kang Sung-hoon (71) on 271.

Gavin Kyle Green emerged the best Malaysian finisher in the 78-man field event in joint 61st spot. He closed with a 75 for 288 overall. Danny Chia was a stroke behind in tied 63rd while Nicholas Fung finished 76th on a dismal 11-over 299.

Leading final round scores
264: Pat Perez (US) 66-65-64-69;
268: Keegan Bradley (US) 65-71-65-67;
271: Xander Schauffele (US) 65-67-67-72, Kang Sung-hoon (Kor) 67-68-65-71;
272: Cameron Smith (Aus) 64-71-73-64, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 70-68-63-71.
274: Paul Casey (Eng) 77-63-69-65, Danny Lee (Nzl) 73-65-68-68, Lucas Glover (US) 71-67-68-68;

275: Rafa Cabrera Bello (Spa) 67-70-69-69, Peter Uihlein (US) 73-68-65-69, Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 67-73-64.
-thestar online.

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