Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa plays a shot on the 11th hole during 1st round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Kamran Jebreili
February 28, 2016

PERTH, Australia (AP) Louis Oosthuizen made his first tournament appearance in Australia a winning one, shooting a 1-under 71 for a one-stroke victory at the Perth International on Sunday.

The former British Open champion, who led by three strokes going into the final round, finished with a 16-under total of 272 in the tournament sanctioned by the European and Australasian PGA tours.

Alexander Levy of France was second after a 66, followed by Australian golfer Jason Scrivener, whose 69 left him in third place, two strokes behind.

American Peter Uihlein (71) and France's Gregory Bourdy (66) were tied for fourth, three behind Oosthuizen.

''It's great to be back in the winning circle,'' said Oosthuizen, who three-putted the final hole for a bogey.

''I always say it's great to be nervous with three holes to go in a tournament because it means you're up there somewhere - you're a chance of winning it. That's what we do all the hard work for - to try to get into that position. This is a very special win for me.''

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