Leishman wins Arnold Palmer Invitational by one stroke

Australian Marc Leishman sank an extended eagle putt at the par-5 16th and stormed to a one-stroke victory on the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Sunday.

Leishman rolled in a 50-footer and then made grasp up-and-down pars on the remaining two holes at Bay Hill to steady his 2d PGA Tour victory and an invite to the April 6-9 Masters.

He carded Sixty Nine to complete at 11-underneath-par 277.

Americans Charley Hoffman (Seventy Three) and Kevin Kisner (73) tied for 2d on 10-beneath after sharing the overnight lead.

Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy (69) three-putted the last to complete two strokes at the back of.

(Reporting by using Andrew Each in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue)

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