Marc Leishman claims CIMB Classic; Eddie Pepperell wins British Masters

Marc Leishman (Getty Images)

While everyone in the U.S. was comfortably sleeping during the early hours of Sunday morning, Marc Leishman won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

In the second tournament of the 2018-19 PGA Tour season, Leishman dominated a strong field, winning by five shots at 26 under. Leishman fired four straight rounds in the 60s, including a 7-under 65 in Round 4.

Leishman’s birdie barrage helped him claim his fourth PGA Tour victory and third since 2017. He started the final round in a three-way tie for the lead, but birdied four straight holes early to separate from the pack.

Emiliano Grillo, Bronson Burgoon and Chesson Hadley tied for second at 21 under. Grillo and Hadley shot matching 6-under 66s to climb up the leaderboard.

Two-time CIMB Classic winner Justin Thomas led a group tied for fifth at 20 under after firing an 8-under 64 on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Eddie Pepperell earned his second win on the European Tour this season, claiming the British Masters by two shots over Alexander Bjork.

Pepperell, who has two wins and two runners-up finishes this season, shot an even-par 72 Sunday to conquer a strong field and tough weather conditions.

Bjork cut Pepperell’s lead down to one shot heading into the 72nd hole, but a poor drive led to a bogey, making him settle for second place.

Justin Rose finished eighth at 3 under, while Tommy Fleetwood finished t-9 at 2 under.