CIMB Classic: Justin Thomas wins maiden PGA Tour title

Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas had posted a course-record 61 on Friday to lead at the halfway stage
CIMB Classic final leaderboard
-26 J Thomas (US) -25 A Scott (Aus) -24 B Steele (US) K Na (US) -22 H Matsuyama -21 J Hahn (US) -19 S Piercy (US) B Harman (US) Selected others: -14 R Knox (Sco) -13 P Casey (Eng) -5 G Owen (Eng) -3 L Donald (Eng)

American Justin Thomas won his first PGA Tour title with a one-shot victory over Australia's Adam Scott in the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf Club.

Former world number one Scott was the clubhouse leader after a nine-under 63.

But Thomas, 22, who posted a course-record 61 on Friday, birdied the 15th, 16th, and 17th then par on the 18th to card a 66 and finish on 26 under.

Scotland's Russell Knox was tied for 21st on 14 under with England's Paul Casey a shot back in 24th place.