Oct. 29, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -
Former Lamar Cardinal Chris Stroud fired a 13-under par over the weekend to finish in a two-way tie for third at the CIMB Classic on the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Malaysia.
Stroud, who finished 47th in the FedEx standings last season, put himself in the hunt for his first PGA individual title heading into Sunday's final round. Stroud was tied for the lead heading into the final day but finished the event just one-stroke short of a playoff to determine the champion.
Stroud finished the four-day tournament by posting a one-under par 71. This coming on the heels of 67-69-68 to finish with an impressive four-round 275 (-13).
The CIMB Classic is the first event sanctioned by the PGA Tour in Southeast Asia. It is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, and was moved to the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club after three years at the Mines Resort and Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur. The 2013 CIMB field consisted of 78 golfers.
Stroud's the top-five finish in Malaysia came following a season that saw him record four top-10 finishes.