KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Australian Marcus Fraser sank testing putts on his final two holes to land the European Tour’s $3 million Maybank Championship Malaysia on Sunday after overnight leader Lee Soo-min fell apart down the stretch.
The South Korean led by two with three holes to play but went double bogey-par-double bogey as Fraser sunk a 10-foot effort on 17 and an uphill left to right 15-foot par putt on the last to win the inaugural event by two shots in Kuala Lumpur.
Lee, 22, had begun the final day with a three-shot lead and looked solid for most of his round before his closing struggles as a first tournament win on foreign soil slipped from his grasp.
Fraser gratefully took advantage to end his almost six-year trophy drought after the 37-year-old closed with a final round of three-under-par 68 at the Royal Selangor Golf Club for a 15-under 269 total, two better than Lee (73) and Filipino Miguel Tabuena (68).
Writing by Patrick Johnston in Singapore; editing by Amlan Chakraborty