Poulter captures JBWere Masters

Englishman Ian Poulter carded a four- par 67 on Sunday and won the JBWere Masters title by three strokes over Marcus Fraser.

Poulter, who captured the Volvo World Match Play Championship this past season, ended at 15-under 269 for the four rounds at Victoria Golf Club.

Fraser had the best round of the day by firing a seven-under 64, but it was Poulter who had the best start and carried that over to capture the tournament.

Poulter had a great tee shot on the opening hole, a par-4. His shot came within 15 feet of the pin and Poulter eagled the hole. He birdied seven and nine. He also had a birdie on the par-3 16th before tripping to a bogey 6 on the 17th hole. He parred the last to secure the win.

"It's been a difficult year, but obviously the Aussie Masters champion is very special," Poulter said. "It was nice to add it (the tournament). I haven't been to Australia for a few years. I'm happy. I needed to play well this week."

Geoff Ogilvy, the 2006 U.S. Open champion, ended at 11-under 273 and alone in third. He held a two-shot lead entering Sunday's final round.

Australians Adam Crawford and Peter Senior each finished in a tie for fourth at seven-under 277.

World No. 1 Luke Donald struggled to a one-over score on the final day. He tied for 12th at four-under 280.