JOHOR BAHRU (Malaysia) (AFP) Asian Tour honorary member K.J. Choi celebrated his return to Asia with a deserving victory after emerging triumphant at the weather-interrupted Iskandar Johor Open on Sunday. Korean Choi posted a third-round score of eight-under-par 64 for a three-day total of 20-under-par 196 at the full field Asian Tour event that was reduced to a 54-hole stroke play tournament due to inclement weather. Chapchai Nirat of Thailand took second place after delighting the galleries gathered at the Royal Johor Country Club with three amazing chip-ins on the 15th, 17th and 18th holes. Retief Goosen of South Africa returned with a superb 62 to take a share of third position alongside overnight leader Himmat Rai of India, who closed with a 70 for a three-day total of 201 at the final round, suspended for two hours due to thunderstorms. Choi fired three consecutive birdies in his opening three holes before adding another two on the sixth and seventh holes to make the turn in 31. The Korean went on to post further birdies on holes 11, 12 and 18 to return with a blemish-free scorecard courtesy of an amazing par save on the 15th after his tee-off shot found the water. Choi recovered remarkably when he managed to hole his chip from 10 yards to save par. I was not really concerned about my shot on the 15th hole. Even if I had made a bogey, I knew that the next few holes were difficult holes and I had some space between Himmat, so I kept myself calm and it helped with the way I played, said Choi. Chois victory marked a happy homecoming because he previously sharpened his skills on the Asian Tour before turning his attention to the US PGA Tour, where he has won seven titles.