Van Pelt beats Dufner to win Perth Invitational


PERTH, Australia – Bo Van Pelt won the Perth International on Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over American countryman Jason Dufner.

Van Pelt finished at 16-under 272 at Lake Karrinyup and earned $333,330 in the event sanctioned by the European and Australasian tours.

''We had a good battle there,'' Van Pelt said. ''We both played well.''

Dufner, a two-time winner this year on the PGA Tour, shot a 69.

Spain's Alejandro Canizares was third at 11 under after a 68.

New Zealand's Michael Hendry had a 69 to finish fourth at 9 under, and Englishmen Paul Casey and David Howell were another stroke back along with Scotland's Scott Jamieson, Wales' Rhys Davies andArgentina's Emiliano Grillo. Casey had a 67, Howell shot 71, Jamieson 68, Davies 69, and Grillo 74.