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Marc Leishman hoists the trophy after winning the CIMB Classic

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 34 year-old Aussie Marc Leishman notched his

fourth career PGA Tour victory at the CIMB Classic, becoming the first

non-American to win the event in its eighth edition.


Leishman's final round 65 was fueled by a quick start, with four straight

birdies from holes 2 thru 5. He also birdied holes 9 & 10 before dropping

a shot at the thirteenth. Leishman left little doubt eliminating all would be

challengers by birdieing holes 16 and 18 to finish at 26 under par for a

five stroke victory over Emiliano Grillo, Chesson Hadley and Bronson

Burgoon. His 262 total tied the tournament scoring record set by Justin

Thomas' in 2015. Thomas who was vying for a third straight victory in

Malaysia, fired a final round 64 to finish in a tie for fifth.


It was a phenomenal performance by Leishman who had just 4 bogeys to

go with 28 birdies and an eagle in his rounds of 68-62-67-65. "This is

awesome. I knew that even though I got off to a good start today, I still

needed to grind because there's some tough holes out there," Leishman said.

"Managed to hit some good shots and this is the result. It's great to get back

in the winners circle and excited to be back in Malaysia leaving with this."