Ian Poulter wins Singapore Open

Updated: 01 November 2009 12:11 IST

Ian Poulter won the Singapore Open by one stroke despite a 1-over 72 on Sunday in the final round.

Ian Poulter wins Singapore Open

Singapore :

Ian Poulter won the Singapore Open by one stroke despite a 1-over 72 on Sunday in the final round.

The 33-year-old Englishman, who led from the opening round, finished at 10-under 274 to beat Liang Wenchong (70) by one.

"I made some mistakes today, making it a little too close for comfort," Poulter said. "But it turned out well in the end."

Poulter sputtered midway through his final round with four bogeys, but a birdie on the 13th, capped by a 30-foot putt, put him back on track.

"I was getting angry," said Poulter, who won his first European Tour victory since 2006 and 10th overall. "I felt I had to do something and I did, and it gave me a nice boost."

The victory earned Poulter $833,330 and moved him up 19 places to 10th in the rankings of the European Tour's Race to Dubai. The Singapore Open is co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours.

Players finished the third round and completed the fourth Sunday as the skies cleared and allowed the first full day of golf after three days of rain delays.

Australian golfers Scott Hend (69) and Adam Scott (68) finished two shots back in a tie for third. Phil Mickelson (71) and Ernie Els (72) both finished six shots back at 4-under.

Topics : Golf
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