Horror run ends for relieved Fraser

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Marcus Fraser ended a seven-year winless streak after coasting to a four-shot victory at the Ballantine's Championship yesterday but only after the Australian hit rock bottom.

The 31-year-old has been a regular fixture on the European Tour since winning his first title at the 2003 Russian Open, but admitted he was on the verge of walking away from the game before a prosperous 2009 season.

At Pinx Golf Club in Jeju, South Korea, Fraser returned to the winners circle, a three-under-par 69 securing victory over Northern Ireland's Gareth Maybin and compatriot Brett Rumford at the weather-affected 54-hole event.

"I have had a lot of chances over the last six or seven years to win and I haven't taken them and a lot of doubt creeps into your mind," Fraser said.