Golf: Marc Leishman ties course record to win his fourth PGA Tour title

Marc Leishman of Australia raises his trophy after winning the CIMB Classic golf tournament at Tournament Players Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Oct. 14.
(Yam G-Jun / Associated Press)

Marc Leishman shot a seven-under 65 in the final round to win the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sunday by five strokes and equal the tournament course record.

The Australian was in fine form as he strolled to his fourth PGA Tour title and matched Justin Thomas’ tournament record of 26-under 262 in 2015 on the PGA Kuala Lumpur West course.

Leishman started strongly with four birdies in the first five holes before turning in another long birdie putt on the ninth for 31.


Two more birdies on the 10th and 16th followed, sandwiching his lone bogey at the 13th, before he birdied the final hole and celebrated with a fist pump.

First-round leader Bronson Burgoon shot a 68 to finish tied for second with Emiliano Grillo and Chesson Hadley.

Thomas finished tied for fifth place after ending the final day with an eight-under 64, along with Gary Woodland (71) and Louis Oosthuizen (69).

Shubhankar Sharma, part of the trio of joint-leaders coming into this final round, faltered in the final round to finish tied for 10th after an even par 72.

In Gee Chun wins in front of home crowd

Local favorite In Gee Chun fired a 6-under 66 to win the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Sunday in Incheon, South Korea, and clinch her third LPGA Tour victory.

In, who started the final round two strokes off the pace, carded seven birdies against a lone bogey at the Sky 72 Ocean Course to finish at 16-under 272, three strokes ahead of Charley Hull, who shot a 71.

“Before this week, I won 13 times as a professional,” said In. “I am glad that I am done with the No. 13. I really hate that number.”

It was her first LPGA Tour win since the 2016 Evian Championship. She also won the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open Championship.

Hull began the final round in a two-way tie for the lead but her chances of victory faded with her fourth bogey of the day on the par-4 16th.

Pepperell win British Masters at cold and stormy Walton Heath

Eddie Pepperell won the British Masters at cold and stormy Walton Heath to likely secure a spot next year in the Masters at Augusta National.

The Englishman shot an even-par 72 to hold off playing partner Sweden’s Alexander Bjork of Sweden by two shots. Pepperell finished at 9-under 279 for his second European Tour title.

Pepperell will move into the top 35 in the world ranking, with the top 50 at the end of the year getting spots at Augusta. He won the Qatar Masters in February.

Langer runs away with SAS Championship

Bernhard Langer ran away with the SAS Championship to take the points lead into the PGA Tour Champions’ Charles Schwab Cup playoffs

Langer shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 for a six-stroke victory in the regular-season finale. The 61-year-old German star has 38 victories on the 50-and-over tour, also winning this year near Houston.

Langer finished at 22-under 194 for his second victory at Prestonwood Country Club, the tree-lined layout softened by heavy rain Thursday from Hurricane Michael.

Scott Parel was second, closing with a double bogey for a 65.

The top 72 players in the Schwab Cup standings qualified for the playoffs, the three-event series that begins next week in Virginia.