Sunday, 21 February 2016
Marcus Fraser  (Getty Images)
Marcus Fraser (Getty Images)



• His third European Tour International Schedule victory in his 292nd European Tour event.

• Moves to 448,828 points in The Race to Dubai.

• Could move close to the top 60 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 142nd. 

• His first European Tour victory since the Ballantine’s Championship of 2010. This would be a gap of five years and 302 days.

• Played in 119 European Tour events between victories.

• This victory beats his previous best finishes since his 2010 Ballantine’s Championship win of second in the 2012 BMW International Open and tied second in the 2012 Omega European Masters and 2013 Ballantine’s Championship.

• This victory beats his previous best 2016 performance of tied 48th in the Australian PGA Championship.

• The first Australian to win a European Tour event in Malaysia.

• His first top ten finish on The European Tour since the 2015 British Masters supported by Sky Sports, when he tied fifth.

• Began the final day three shots behind. The largest final round comeback of the 2016 European Tour season to date. This beats the two shots of Nathan Holman (Australian PGA Championship) and Branden Grace (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters).

• Just the third of the ten winners this season on The European Tour to make up a final round deficit.

• The second of his three European Tour victories on Asian soil, following the 2010 Ballantine’s Championship, in South Korea.


• Became the 122nd Australian victory in European Tour history.

• The third Australian victory of the 2016 European Tour season. They are: Nathan Holman (Australian PGA Championship), Marc Leishman (Nedbank Golf Challenge) and Marcus Fraser (Maybank Championship Malaysia).

• The first time there has been three different Australian winners since 2010, when four triumphed that year. They were: Andrew Dodt (Avantha Masters), Marcus Fraser (Ballantine’s Championship), Richard Green (Portugal Masters) and Adam Scott (Barclays Singapore Open).

• Gains victory after only two dropped shots during the 72 holes.

• Gained a European Tour exemption until the end of the 2018 season.

• Gained his largest European Tour prize of €439,459.

• Should he be in the top ten of The Race to Dubai after the Maybank Championship Malaysia he gains a place in the World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship.

• Goes over €6 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

• Gains his fifth win as a professional.

• His five wins have all been in different countries. They are: Denmark, Finland, Russia, South Korea and now Malaysia.

• The fourth former Challenge Tour player to win on the 2016 European Tour season. They are: Brandon Stone (BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni), Haydn Porteous (Joburg Open), Branden Grace (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters) and Marcus Fraser (Maybank Championship Malaysia).

• The 377th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1FRASER, MarcusAUS18-15
T2TABUENA, MiguelPHI18-13
T2LEE, SoominKOR18-13
T4QUESNE, JulienFRA18-12
T6BLAND, RichardENG18-11

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