Aphibarnrat wins rain-shortened Malaysian Open


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -?Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat shot a two-under-par 70 on Sunday to beat Eduardo Molinari by a stroke and win a Malaysian Open shortened to 54 holes after constant rain interruptions.

Aphibarnrat shot five birdies against four bogeys at the Kuala Lumpur Golf Club for a three-round total of 203. Molinari had a 67, one stroke ahead of Denmark's Anders Hansen, who shot a 66 for a 205 total.

U.S. Masters winner Charl Schwartzel (71) and Victor Dubuisson (70) of France shared fourth place, four strokes off the lead.

After thunderstorms shortened play on each of the first three days, organizers announced Saturday the tournament would be decided over three rounds. Play was suspended again Sunday for more than two hours due to rain.

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