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Garcia triumphs in Malaysia

Spain's Sergio Garcia won his second title of 2012 with a stunning final round at the rain-disrupted Johor Open in Malaysia.

Story highlights

  • Sergio Garcia wins the $2 million Johor Open in Malaysia
  • Spaniard hits final round 61 to record victory
  • U.S. star Jonathan Moore finishes second ahead of Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee

Sergio Garcia produced an astonishing round of 11-under-par 61 to claim victory at the $2 million Johor Open in Malaysia.

In a tournament shortened to 54-holes because of incessant rain, the Spaniard recorded the 24th professional victory of his career with a winning total of 18-under-par 198.

The 32-year-old, who is ranked 20th in the world, birdied seven of the first nine holes to finish with the lowest final round by a winner in Asian Tour history.

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The success is Garcia's second of the season following his victory at the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship in August.

"It has been a long week, obviously because of the weather and I couldn't have asked for a better way to end the week," Garcia said in comments supplied by the organisers.

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"The most important thing about playing under these kinds of conditions is to keep the momentum going, especially with so much disruption.

"It's hard to keep up mentally and I sort of did that yesterday morning where I finished poorly.

"But today, I came back strongly. I played very solid in my front-nine and made four in a row in the back-nine to give myself a nice solid lead going into the last two holes."

Jonathan Moore of the U.S. finished with a 61 to secure his second runner-up finish of the season with Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee in third.