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Nick Watney shoots final round 61 to win the CIMB Classic

Updated: Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 10:39

Nick Watney shot a final round 61 to beat Bo Van Pelt and Robert Garrigus
Nick Watney shot a final round 61 to beat Bo Van Pelt and Robert Garrigus

American Nick Watney shot a dazzling closing 61 to win the $807,000 first prize at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia today.

Watney came from four back to beat defending champion Bo Van Pelt and Robert Garrigus by one on 22 under par, with Tiger Woods joint fourth after a 63, his second lowest round of the year.

A last-hole birdie would have given Watney a 59, but he bogeyed it the day after Van Pelt dropped two shots there when in the same position.

The 31-year-old then had to wait to see if he could be caught, but Van Pelt failed to grab the birdie he needed to force a play-off.

Woods was only two behind after six birdies in his first 10 holes, but by the time he picked up more shots at the 16th and 17th Watney had moved clear.

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