Lee Westwood retains Indonesian Masters title

Lee Westwood wins Indonesia Masters
Lee Westwood holds the Indonesia Masters trophy after his win in Jakarta

Lee Westwood successfully defended his Indonesian Masters title in Jakarta.

The 38-year-old closed with a final round two-over-par 74 for a winning total of 16-under-par 272

Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant finished second after carding a 67, with Indian pair Gaganjeet Bhullar and Shiv Kapur two shots behind in third.

"Hopefully this will kick-start my year. I've played well without any wins so hopefully I can go on and win other tournaments," said Westwood.

The world number three had to complete a marathon 32 holes on Sunday after inclement weather caused the third round to be suspended on Saturday.

Westwood started the final round with an eight-stroke lead but tiredness clearly kicked in on his homeward nine as he shot one birdie and three bogeys.

"Today was hard. It is never easy playing in these conditions and I had to play 32 holes," he added.

"It was draining out there and I was really feeling it on the back nine. When you are in contention and under pressure, it seems to zap your energy faster.

"You never know how to play with such a big lead. You don't know if you should attack or defend. It is quite hard to get your mental attitude around it. It was a case of staying patient and calm and playing the holes correctly. It was exhausting."

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