Seoul (AFP) - Canadian Richard T. Lee defeated Malaysia's Gavin Green by one stroke to win the Shinhan Donghae Open in South Korea on Sunday (Sept 17).
Lee finished on 11-under par to secure the US$180,000 (S$242,000) winner's cheque in the Asian Tour event co-sanctioned by the Korean PGA.
"I'm going to remember this win for a very long time especially after coming off injuries, working on my game from scratch again," the 26-year-old said after the win at the Bear's Best Cheongna Golf Club in Incheon.
Lee said he had played the course "at least six times" adding, "I actually thought I was going to lose my Asian Tour card but after practising for three weeks in a row, I had a good feeling I was going to do well again."
Green entered the final round with a one-stroke lead, but finished 10-under after he failed to make a birdie on the final hole that would have taken Lee to a play-off.
"Richard played well and you cannot do anything about that," said Green.
"I admit there was a little bit of pressure especially coming down the stretch."
It was the third time this season that the Malaysian had been pipped to victory.
He also finished second in events in India and Taiwan.