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First Tour win in 11 years for Hedblom in Malaysia

Published 11/02/2007

Peter Hedblom holed crucial birdies at two of the last three holes to win the Maybank Malaysian Open today, ending a long victory drought for the Swede on the European Tour

The 37-year-old had not enjoyed a win on the main Tour since capturing the Moroccan Open in 1996 but his four-under-par 68 at Saujana Golf and Country Club's Palm course saw him finish on eight-under, one shot ahead of France's Jean-Francois Lucquin.

Lucquin carded a closing five-under 67 to finish alone in second place on seven-under 281, a shot ahead of England's Simon Dyson (70) and Spain's Ignacio Garrido (69).

Marcus Higley, who shared the overnight lead with Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez on seven under, carded a disappointing 74 to finish in a tie for fifth with fellow Englishman Gary Lockerbie (70) on 283.

Damien McGrane was -2 after a 73 and Darren Clarke finished on level par after firing a 71 that included six birdies and four bogeys.

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