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Fraser nets Doral berth with win in Malaysia

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Australia's Marcus Fraser rallied from a late deficit to claim the European Tour's Maybank Championship Malaysia, a victory that brought with it a spot in next month's WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Fraser was two shots behind Soomin Lee with three holes to play, but he emerged as the winner after Lee closed with a pair of double bogeys. Fraser salvaged a pair of scrambling pars to complete his round, and after playing his final 36 holes without a bogey the 37-year-old finished two shots clear of both Lee and Miguel Tabuena.

This marks Fraser's first European Tour win since 2010, and its timing could not be much better. Fraser now vaults to sixth in the Race to Dubai standings, with the top 10 exempt into the March 3-6, no-cut event at Trump National Doral. That provision also means that fellow Aussie Nathan Holman will be heading to Miami, as Holman's eighth-place finish in Malaysia moved him to No. 9 in the Race to Dubai, bumping Belgium's Thomas Pieters to 11th.

Fraser's win could also move him as high as No. 62 in the latest world rankings depending on the results at the Northern Trust Open. That puts him on the cusp of a Masters bid via the OWGR, as the top 50 on March 27 will earn trips to Augusta National. Fraser, who began the week ranked No. 142 in the world, has never played in the Masters.