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Pat Perez, left, is congratulated by fellow American Xander Schauffele after winning the CIMB Classic golf tournament on Sunday. 

SADIQ ASYRAF, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Madison’s Jerry Kelly couldn’t find the finishing touch Sunday in Cary, North Carolina.

Tied for the lead with two others heading into the final round, he closed with a 2-under 70 and finished six shots back in sixth place at the PGA Tour Champions SAS Championship.

Colin Montgomerie, who shared the lead with Kelly and Phillip Price through two rounds, earned his second victory in five weeks, shooting a bogey-free, 8-under 64 at Prestonwood Country Club.

Montgomerie earned $315,000 for his sixth career victory on the 50-and-over tour, and improved two spots to No. 7 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings in the tour’s regular-season finale.

The 54-year-old Scot finished at 16-under 200.

Vijah Singh and Doug Garwood each shot a 66 and tied for second at 13-under 203. Corey Pavin was one stroke behind them after his 67.

Montgomerie had three birdies on the front nine before pulling away with five birdies on the back nine.

Kelly, who shot 68s each of the first two days, had three birdies, an eagle and two bogeys in the final round.

PGA Tour

American Pat Perez won the CIMB Classic, claiming a four-shot victory over compatriot Keegan Bradley at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

He sealed his first title in almost a year with a 3-under 69 in the final round, courtesy of a strong start with three birdies in the first four holes.

The 41-year-old only managed to make par on the back nine, but did enough to finish at 24-under 264 to take home the $1.26 million prize purse and 500 FedEX Cup points.

The bulky golfer admitted he expressed surprise at his finish in the sweltering conditions in Kuala Lumpur.

“Unreal. I think I’m the last guy that expected to win this week, to be honest with you. I did not think I was going to win this week,” Perez said. “I really can’t explain it, it’s been an amazing 12 months.”

Bradley was second after he carded an unblemished 5-under 67 to finish at 20-under 268.

Xander Schauffele, who started the round in second place, finished tied for third alongside South Korea’s Kang Sunghoon at 17 under.

LPGA Tour

South Korean Jin Young Ko overcame a sluggish start to shoot a 68 and clinch her first LPGA Tour victory by two shots over Sung Hyun Park at the KEB Hana Bank Championship in Incheon, South Korea.

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