Atwal wins Malaysian Open in playoff

ASSOCIATED PRESS

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Arjun Atwal, who was involved in a fatal car accident last year, won the Malaysian Open on Sunday, beating defending champion Peter Hedblom with a par on the second hole of a playoff.

Atwal, also the 2003 winner at The Mines, birdied the 18th to force the playoff. He finished with an 8-under 64 to match Hedblom (71) at 18-under 270. Both players parred the first extra hole.

Atwal, a three-time European Tour winner, hasn’t been charged in the March 10, 2007, accident in Orlando, Fla., that killed fellow motorist John Park. Witnesses have said Atwal and Park were street racing, with the Florida Highway Patrol estimating Atwal was going 80 mph in a 45 mph zone just before Park’s speeding car flipped.

Kane Webber (65) and Simon Dyson (69) finished a stroke out of the playoff. Mark Brown, coming off consecutive wins in India in the Asian Tour’s SAIL Open and the co-sanctioned Johnnie Walker Classic, closed with a 69 to tie for 26th at 10 under.

Final scores with earnings and relation to par from the Malaysian Open, played March 6-9 at the par-72, 6,972-yardKota Permai G&CC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Note: earnings in euros; x-won playoff; a-amateur):

  1. x-Arjun Atwal E219,484
    70-68-68-64--270

    -18 2. Peter Hedblom 146,322
    66-68-65-71--270

    -18 3. Simon Dyson 74,142
    64-71-67-69--271

    -17 3. Kane Webber 74,142
    67-71-68-65--271

    -17 5. Francesco Molinari 55,837
    67-69-71-65--272

    -16 6. David Lynn 37,005
    70-68-70-65--273

    -15 6. Jyoti Randhawa 37,005
    67-65-70-71--273

    -15 6. Charl Schwartzel 37,005
    71-66-67-69--273

    -15 6. Daniel Vancsik 37,005
    65-72-64-72--273

    -15 10. Darren Clarke 25,285
    69-68-67-70--274

    -14 10. Johan Edfors 25,285
    72-68-69-65--274

    -14 12. Scott Barr 20,386
    68-68-68-71--275

    -13 12. Marcus Fraser 20,386
    64-72-72-67--275

    -13 12. Keith Horne 20,386
    65-72-72-66--275

    -13 12. Carlos Rodiles 20,386
    66-69-71-69--275

    -13 12. Graeme Storm 20,386
    69-68-70-68--275

    -13 17. Raphael Jacquelin 16,725
    68-69-69-70--276

    -12 17. Graeme McDowell 16,725
    66-68-71-71--276

    -12 17. Gary Murphy 16,725
    70-67-73-66--276

    -12 17. Chinnarat Phadungsil 16,725
    67-70-70-69--276

    -12 21. Nick Dougherty 14,486
    62-70-72-73--277

    -11 21. David Frost 14,486
    70-67-70-70--277

    -11 21. Soren Kjeldsen 14,486
    65-68-69-75--277

    -11 21. Peter Lawrie 14,486
    69-67-72-69--277

    -11 21. Scott Strange 14,486
    66-71-72-68--277

    -11 26. Felipe Aguilar 12,116
    70-70-67-71--278

    -10 26. Mark Brown 12,116
    66-73-70-69--278

    -10 26. Robert-Jan Derksen 12,116
    66-69-72-71--278

    -10 26. Scott Drummond 12,116
    72-66-72-68--278

    -10 26. Jean-Francois Lucquin 12,116
    71-69-70-68--278

    -10 26. A. Hiromasa Murakami 12,116
    69-71-73-65--278

    -10 26. Lian-Wei Zhang 12,116
    68-68-74-68--278

    -10 33. Anton Haig 10,041
    68-71-70-70--279

    -9 33. Richard Lee 10,041
    70-70-70-69--279

    -9 33. Mardan Mamat 10,041
    72-65-70-72--279

    -9 33. Iain Steel 10,041
    70-69-72-68--279

    -9 37. Thomas Bjorn 8,955
    72-67-73-68--280

    -8 37. Martin Erlandsson 8,955
    69-67-71-73--280

    -8 37. Gaurav Ghei 8,955
    67-71-72-70--280

    -8 37. Sam Little 8,955
    73-67-68-72--280

    -8 41. Hendrik Buhrmann 7,770
    71-69-69-72--281

    -7 41. Danny Chia 7,770
    65-67-80-69--281

    -7 41. Jose Manuel Lara 7,770
    68-67-76-70--281

    -7 41. Terry Pilkadaris 7,770
    69-69-71-72--281

    -7 41. Jean Van de Velde 7,770
    71-68-72-70--281

    -7 46. Gregory Bourdy 6,321
    70-70-72-70--282

    -6 46. S.S.P. Chowrasia 6,321
    66-73-69-74--282

    -6 46. Prayad Marksaeng 6,321
    67-73-70-72--282

    -6 46. Angelo Que 6,321
    69-71-71-71--282

    -6 46. Bryan Saltus 6,321
    67-71-71-73--282

    -6 46. Ter-Chang Wang 6,321
    70-68-73-71--282

    -6 52. Gregory Havret 4,741
    70-68-70-75--283

    -5 52. Shaaban Hussein 4,741
    69-71-70-73--283

    -5 52. Mikko Ilonen 4,741
    68-72-72-71--283

    -5 52. Anthony Kang 4,741
    70-70-72-71--283

    -5 52. Young Nam 4,741
    69-69-75-70--283

    -5 52. Oliver Wilson 4,741
    66-71-73-73--283

    -5 58. Simon Wakefield 3,951
    69-69-72-74--284

    -4 59. Oliver Fisher 3,753
    68-71-72-74--285

    -3 59. Mads Vibe-Hastrup 3,753
    71-68-74-72--285

    -3 61. Zaw Moe 3,490
    72-68-70-76--286

    -2 61. Zane Scotland 3,490
    69-69-74-74--286

    -2 63. Ignacio Garrido 3,095
    70-67-74-77--288

    E 63. Jose-Filipe Lima 3,095
    69-71-76-72--288

    E 63. S. Murthy 3,095
    71-67-76-74--288

    E 63. Simon Yates 3,095
    69-71-74-74--288

    E 67. Marcus Both 2,700
    67-72-75-76--290
    + 2 67. Rafa Echenique 2,700
    66-68-78-78--290
    + 2 69. Yasin Ali 2,502
    73-67-82-76--298
    + 10 • • •





    Missed the cut





    70. Sang-Moon Bae

    73-68--141

    -3 70. David Bransdon

    73-68--141

    -3 70. Paul Broadhurst

    71-70--141

    -3 70. Tony Carolan

    68-73--141

    -3 70. Christian Cevaer

    72-69--141

    -3 70. Andrew Coltart

    69-72--141

    -3 70. Mark Foster

    72-69--141

    -3 70. Stephen Gallacher

    70-71--141

    -3 70. Jean-Baptiste Gonnet

    71-70--141

    -3 70. Ben Leong

    74-67--141

    -3 70. Thomas Levet

    71-70--141

    -3 70. Wen-Tang Lin

    68-73--141

    -3 70. Michael Lorenzo-Vera

    68-73--141

    -3 70. Henrik Nystrom

    69-72--141

    -3 70. Jarmo Sandelin

    70-71--141

    -3 70. Lei Shang

    67-74--141

    -3 70. Jeev Milkha Singh

    70-71--141

    -3 70. Carl Suneson

    70-71--141

    -3 70. Thaworn Wiratchant

    73-68--141

    -3 89. Ross Bain

    70-72--142

    -2 89. Emanuele Canonica

    73-69--142

    -2 89. Rahil Gangjee

    70-72--142

    -2 89. Adam Groom

    74-68--142

    -2 89. Michael Jonzon

    73-69--142

    -2 89. Chapchai Nirat

    72-70--142

    -2 89. Ted Oh

    70-72--142

    -2 89. Jean-Francois Remesy

    73-69--142

    -2 89. Chris Rodgers

    69-73--142

    -2 89. Stephen Scahill

    69-73--142

    -2 89. Gary Simpson

    75-67--142

    -2 100. Adam Blyth

    71-72--143

    -1 100. S.Siva Chandhran

    70-73--143

    -1 100. Gavin Flint

    70-73--143

    -1 100. Alastair Forsyth

    72-71--143

    -1 100. David Griffiths

    70-73--143

    -1 100. Thongchai Jaidee

    74-69--143

    -1 100. Shiv Kapur

    74-69--143

    -1 100. Maarten Lafeber

    72-71--143

    -1 100. Keng-Chi Lin

    72-71--143

    -1 100. Frankie Minoza

    71-72--143

    -1 110. Ariel Canete

    72-72--144

    E 110. Stephen Dodd

    75-69--144

    E 110. Garry Houston

    72-72--144

    E 110. Sung Lee

    70-74--144

    E 110. Paul McGinley

    71-73--144

    E 110. Prom Meesawat

    70-74--144

    E 110. Mohd Sukree Othman

    73-71--144

    E 117. Phillip Archer

    75-70--145
    + 1 117. David Gleeson

    71-74--145
    + 1 117. David Howell

    71-74--145
    + 1 117. Jason Knutzon

    71-74--145
    + 1 117. Antonio Lascuna

    75-70--145
    + 1 117. Wen-Chong Liang

    73-72--145
    + 1 117. Shaifubari Muda

    72-73--145
    + 1 117. Tom Whitehouse

    72-73--145
    + 1 125. Pelle Edberg

    74-72--146
    + 2 125. a-Nicholas Fung

    71-75--146
    + 2 125. Md. Rashid Ismail

    71-75--146
    + 2 125. Damien McGrane

    71-75--146
    + 2 125. Unho Park

    73-73--146
    + 2 125. Sam Walker

    74-72--146
    + 2 131. Scott Hend

    75-72--147
    + 3 132. Simon Hurd

    74-74--148
    + 4 132. Rick Kulacz

    78-70--148
    + 4 132. Pablo Martin

    73-75--148
    + 4 132. Steven Tan

    72-76--148
    + 4 136. Simon Griffiths

    77-72--149
    + 5 136. a-Haziq Hamizan

    73-76--149
    + 5 136. Rosli Johari

    77-72--149
    + 5 139. Clay Devers

    75-75--150
    + 6 139. Juvic Pagunsan

    72-78--150
    + 6 139. Chawalit Plaphol

    76-74--150
    + 6 142. Rhys Davies

    77-74--151
    + 7 142. Rory McIlroy

    75-76--151
    + 7 142. Gerald Rosales

    76-75--151
    + 7 145. Wei-Chih Lu

    71-81--152
    + 8 145. Airil Rizman

    74-78--152
    + 8 147. a-Akhmal Tarmizee

    74-79--153
    + 9 148. Faridil Atras

    75-79--154
    + 10 149. a-Edmund Au

    77-80--157
    + 13 WD. Amandeep Johl

    76WD


    WD. Taichiro Kiyota

    70-WD


    WD. Richard Moir

    72-WD


    WD. Phillip Price

    73-WD


    WD. Thammanoon Srirot

    72-WD


    WD. Jong-Yul Suk

    73-WD


    WD. Michael Campbell

    84-WD
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