KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – India's Anirban Lahiri won the Malaysian Open on Sunday after firing a final round 4-under 68 to beat Austria's Bernd Wiesberger by one shot at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
Starting the day five shots behind Wiesberger, Lahiri carded six birdies and two bogeys to finish on 16-under 272.
A five-time winner on the Asian Tour, Lahiri will get a big ratings boost by winning the co-sanctioned European Tour event.
Lying a distant 21st after the second round, nine shots off the pace, Lahiri got into contention by equaling the course record of 62 in the third round.
Wiesberger started the day with a two-shot lead but could only produce a two-over 74, leaving him with a fourth-straight top ten finish without taking the winner's check.