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Jin Jeong defeats Fisher in playoff to win in Perth

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DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 03: Assistant captain Davis Love III of the U.S. Team holds a baby squirrel during the Day One Four-Ball Matches of The Presidents Cup at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 3, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)  - 

PERTH, Australia – Former top-ranked amateur Jin Jeong won the Perth International on Sunday for his first professional victory, beating England's Ross Fisher with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Jeong, the South Korean player based in Melbourne, closed with a 3-under 69 to match Fisher at 10-under 278 at Lake Karrinyup. Fisher finished with a 68.

Australians Brody Ninyette and Dimitrios Papadatos were two strokes back along with England's Danny Willett. Papadatos shot 68, Willett 69, and Ninyette 72.

American Dustin Johnson tied for 12th at 4 under after a 66. Countryman Bo Van Pelt, the winner last year, was another stroke back after a 73.

The event was sanctioned by the European and Australasian tours.