Fraser ends seven-year drought in South Korea


JEJU ISLAND, South Korea – Australia’s Marcus Fraser broke a seven-year title drought, shooting a 3-under 69 to complete a wire-to-wire win with a four-stroke victory in the weather-shortened Ballantine’s Championship.

Fraser had just one bogey going into final round and added only one more Sunday, on the 18th hole. He finished at 12-under 204 at Pinx Golf Club, where the tournament was shortened to 54-holes after fog delayed the first day of play for nearly seven hours.

The 31-year-old Australian last won a European Tour title in a playoff at the 2003 Russian Open.

Northern Ireland’s Gareth Maybin (72) held a share of the lead at the turn, but went 3 over on the back side and finished in a tie for second with Brett Rumford (71) of Australia.