Louis Oosthuizen wins Perth International

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

The former Open champion, who led by 3 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.

"It's great to be back in the winning circle," said Oosthuizen, who 3-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 have] 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."

Alexander Levy of France was second after a 66, followed by Australian golfer Jason Scrivener, whose 69 left him 2 strokes behind.

American Peter Uihlein (71) and France's Gregory Bourdy (66) were tied for fourth, 3 behind Oosthuizen.