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Oosthuizen folds, Mahan wins in Houston

April 1, 2012 at 6:43 PM   |   Comments

HUMBLE, Texas, April 1 (UPI) -- Hunter Mahan registered a 1-under-par 71 and took advantage of a collapse by Louis Oosthuizen Sunday to hang on for a victory at the Shell Houston Open.

Oosthuizen started the round with a two-stroke lead, but racked up a pair of double-bogeys on the front nine. That provided an opening for Mahan, who used a steady approach to finish at 16-under-par 272.

It was the fifth career PGA Tour title for Mahan, who became golf's first multiple winner this year following his February triumph at the WGC-Accenture Match Play championship.

Carl Pettersson also fired a 71 to nail down second place at minus-15, while Oosthuizen stumbled to a 3-over 75 and settled for third at 14-under 274.

Defending Houston champ Phil Mickelson finished in a fourth-place tie at minus-12 after carding a 71.

He shared that spot with Jeff Overton (68), Keegan Bradley (71) and Brian Davis (74).

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