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Louis Ossthuizen won the Maybank Malaysian Open, putting behind him the disappointment of The Masters defeat at the hands of Bubba Watson. Louis had to overcome tiredness and jet lag from his long haul flight from Augusta to to win by three shots at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. He mentioned the tiredness;
“I thought I was going to be a lot more tired, it was a long journey to get here and I have to be honest and say that I didn’t expect to play this well because of the tiredness. The one thing I did know was that the game was there so that helped a lot. I was pretty tired at points in those first couple of rounds but overall it has been great and I am over the moon with the result. On Thursday I knew the game was there, it was just a question of whether or not I would be able to go all the way physically. Having a good week this week was important and playing well. I didn’t want to come here and play bad but to win means a lot because I have been playing well for the last few weeks now and to win gives me a lot of confidence for the rest of the season.”
Three shots back in second place was Stephen Gallacher, the 2004 Dunhill Links Championship winner was still delighted with his week’s work, but is still waiting for his second Tour win. He had a dodgy moment when he signed for a wrong score, but after it was sorted out he settled down to play well. The confusion came in the storm delayed third round when he signed for a four rather than birdie three on his card.
“I’m pleased with myself, only a couple of bogeys throughout the whole week and even threw in a shot which wasn’t there. Signed for a wrong score this morning. Apart from that, I kept my head. I’m quite proud of myself for that. I thought I signed it properly. Signed for a 69 when I shot a 68 . I only found out when I was at the first tee. I thought I was tied for the lead, and then was one behind but luckily it didn’t affect me that much. It’s one of those things that you learn. It didn’t cost me much. I played lovely, really good. It was just a battle , it was really hot and I’m absolutely shattered. That’s what you want to be in the last round , last group, second last group , that’s what you want to do. The more you do it, the more chances you can knock a couple off. It was a phenomenal performance [by Louis] after last week. I thought he may get tired today and obviously he didn’t. Fair play to him, he played great.”