Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

First Tour win in 11 years for Hedblom in Malaysia

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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