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In form: Oosthuizen marches to Malaysian Open win

The South African showed impressive stamina, playing 26 holes on the final day to finish 17 under par.

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IT MAY NOT make up for the disappointment of losing the Masters in a playoff, but Louis Oosthuizen has rounded off an impressive 10 days of golf by winning the Malaysian Open.

The South African’s win was hardly a procession. Storms caused massive disruption to the tournament on both Friday and Saturday and as a result, Oosthuizen began the final day with eight holes still to play of his third round. On top of the final 18.

12 time zones removed from his close shave in Augusta, Oosthuizen took some time to wake up, completing his third round in just level par.

However, birdies on the third and fifth got his momentum going again and his final round of 68 was made up of just one bogey among five birdies.

Scot, Stephen Gallacher was the closest challenger for the title, he finished just three shots behind the 2010 Open champion at the finish having carde a two-under-par, 70.

Peter Lawrie was the lone Irishman in the field. He failed to make the cut after an erratic opening two days where he carded six birdies and and nine bogeys.

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The Dubliner will hope for better when he travels to China for next week’s Volvo China Open.

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