Melbourne's Matthew Griffin has held on to an overnight lead to win the 2012 Charity High1 Resort Open in Korea's Gangwon-do province by one stroke on Sunday (September 9).
Griffin had looked solid over the opening three days, with rounds of 67, 70 and 69, but struggled over the final round as Kyung-nam Kang and Sang-hyun Park both closed in.
A day of 72 and a final score of nine under turned out to be just enough however, as Kang and Park both finished on eight under for the tournament to give Griffin the biggest result of his career.
Ho-sung Choi and Bi-o Kim claimed a share of fourth place at seven under.
With this victory, Griffin claims a winner's check of around US$178,000 (approximately AUS$171,500) and becomes a key player in the OneAsia tour. His previous best result was a second placing in the 2011 Indonesian PGA Championship.
"I am really, really thrilled. This is what I have worked for all my life, so it is absolutely amazing to finally get there," said Griffin afterwards.
"This is immense. It gives me a lot of security and it also repays the faith that my supporters and sponsors have shown in me over the years."
Griffin dedicated the victory to friend and mentor Peter Beck, who passed away in 2010.