The frustrating wait for his first Asian PGA title is over for Thailand-based Scotsman Simon Yates. He succumbed to nerves during the closing holes in the Sabah Masters yesterday but his one-over-par 73 was good enough for a one-shot victory over South Africa's Des Terblanche. Yates, who was a ski international for Scotland before turning to golf, has based himself in Hua Hin, Thailand, for three years while competing on the Omega Tour and had blown previous title opportunities that had come his way. He bogeyed the last two holes yesterday to finish on 10-under-par 278 but defending champion Terblanche failed to make up a one-shot overnight deficit after carding a 73. Yates took home US$24,225. 'I scrambled home thanks to some great putting and chipping,' said Yates, after his win at the Shan-Shui Golf and Country Club in East Malaysia. 'It's such a relief to have won and secure my Omega Tour card for the next two years. I wasn't nervous at all today. I was annoyed more than anything else because I played so poorly. I felt embarrassed at times because I was playing so badly. 'I won the German PGA Championship in 1994 and the 36-hole Coca-Cola Open on the Volvo China Tour three years ago but this is by far my biggest victory.' India's Arjun Atwal finished in third place on seven-under-par for the event after a closing 71 while Taiwan's Lu Chien-soon, who ended with a 69, was a stroke further back.