27 Mar '11, 4pm

Golf: Stolz steals Hie's thunder in Indonesia PGA

Golf: Stolz steals Hie's thunder in Indonesia PGA

JAKARTA: Australian Andre Stolz, who came out of retirement just two years ago, recorded an emotional triumph in the $1 million Indonesia PGA Championship on Sunday, pipping home favourite Rory Hie. The 40-year-old fired a final round four-under-par 68 for a winning total of 14-under-par 274. Overnight leader Rory Hie from Indonesia carded a 72 to finish alone in second place one shot behind Stolz at Imperial Klub Golf. New Zealander Gareth Paddison and Park Eun-shin from Korea finished one stroke further back in the season-opening event on OneAsia. Local fans were disappointed that 22-year-old Hie was unable to close the deal but applauded the Australian, who has had a torrid time in recent years. Stolz was one of his country's finest players before a wrist problem had a profound effect on his career. He has won one title on each the US PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Japa...

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