Former World No. 1 Lee Westwood enhanced his reputation in the East as he marched to a convincing seven-stroke Malaysian Open victory for his first title in two years after a flawless four-under-par 68, while Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri finished 10th.
Saturday's performance made Anirban Lahiri the best of the six Indians left over the weekend as he is now six-under 210 and eight shots behind the leader, Lee Westwood (71).
Anirban Lahiri, who finished third on the Asian Tour Order of Merit last season and earned two points in Asia's memorable draw with Europe in the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM in Malaysia last month, was delighted to make his big move on a sweltering day in the Malaysian capital.
Westwood notched a six-under 66 on day two to move to 13-under at the tournament's half-way point, four strokes clear of Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts and Antonio Lascuna of the Philippines.
Westwood, who managed a seventh-place finish at the Masters on Sunday, stumbled out of the blocks in Malaysia with a bogey on his first hole of the day.
The talented Anirban Lahiri will be amongst the top stars from the Asian Tour who will feature in the $2.75 million Malaysian Open which starts at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Thursday.
Thongchai Jaidee, who has won 13 times on the Asian Tour, and is a five-time winner on European Tour, and a three-time Asia No.1, made the cut at the Masters for the first time in three appearances.
Bubba Watson, a growing presence in the golf world with a boyish mien, won his second green jacket at 35 years old.
Bubba Watson fired a three-under par 69 Sunday to finish 72 holes on eight-under 280 and take his second major title, the top prize of $1.62 million from a record $9 million purse and another green jacket.
Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth were tied at 5-under 211 at the Augusta Masters.
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