Precise putting keeps Perez four in front

Precise putting keeps Perez four in front

Sung Kang (68) of South Korea, a victor on the Asian Tour, overnight leader Cameron Smith (71) of Australia and Thomas Pieters (67) of Belgium shared the third place on 135 total each to lie four shots back of the lead.

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama's has been cut to 8/1 after producing the low score of the day in the Malaysian capital, which took him into a tie for fourth place alongside American Keegan Bradley.

Perez, 41, teed off with a four-shot lead at the TPC Kuala Lumpur and a three-under par 69 proved enough to close out his third professional win at the $7 million (Dh25.7m) co-sanctioned event.

Compatriots Rod Pampling and Scott Hend are four over for the tournament. Prior to 2016, Perez's one and only came in 2009.

"I did not think I was going to win this week".

Paul Casey will also be playing for pride on Sunday after mixing six birdies with three bogeys in an erratic 69, while the highlight of the day was provided by Whee Kim, who won a new BMW for a thrilling hole-in-one at the 15th.

Young Australian professional Cameron Smith vaulted to fifth in the United States PGA Tour's CIMB Championship in Kuala Lumpur today with a brilliant final round. It's kind of similar to this but obviously not as bad as this.

"Unreal. I think I'm the last guy that expected to win this week, to be honest with you", Perez told reporters after the win.

Thailand's Poom, who made six of his seven birdies on the front nine, said: "I played without any expectations".

"I'm going to work hard and I'm just taking it a day at a time, I really am, that's all I'm doing. This is a big event but there is no cut so I'm only feeling 50 per cent pressure".

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