Garcia claims Johor title

  • Last Updated: December 16 2012, 11:32 GMT

Sergio Garcia produced a superb final round of 61 to claim victory at the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia.

Sergio Garcia: Claimed title by three strokes
Sergio Garcia: Claimed title by three strokes

Weather problems meant the Asian Tour event was shortened to three rounds and it was Spaniard Garcia who made the decisive move on Sunday.

American Jonathan Moore matched him by completing the final 18 holes in 11-under par but his deficit going into the final day meant his effort was only good enough for second.

Garcia finished 18-under for the tournament, with three shots behind him and Thongchai Jaidee a shot further back.

Daniel Chopra, who led going into the final round, could not keep up with his rivals on Sunday as he carded a 69, his weakest round of the tournament.

The weather interrupted matters again on the last day but when play resumed Garcia held his nerve to complete his victory charge.

The result saw the 32-year-old, who won the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship in August, record his second victory of the year and 24th professional title overall.

Garcia also recorded the lowest final round by a winner in Asian Tour history birdieing seven of the first nine holes before picking up four more shots after the turn.

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