ORLANDO, Fla. — Martin Laird went from a shocking collapse to an unlikely winner Sunday at Bay Hill.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Martin Laird went from a shocking collapse to an unlikely winner Sunday at Bay Hill.

In the toughest final round on the PGA Tour this year, Laird rallied from a three-shot deficit with four holes to play with two birdies and two remarkable pars to close with a 3-over 75 and win the Arnold Palmer Invitational by one shot over hard-luck Steve Marino.

The 28-year-old Scot became the first European to win at Bay Hill in its 33-year history.

Laird's two-shot lead was gone at the turn, and when he pulled a bunker shot into the water on No. 11 to make double bogey, he already was 5-over par for his round and fading quickly.

But a day of survival for everyone else turned into a revival for Laird.

After a bogey on the par-3 14th to fall three shots behind Marino, Laird holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the 15th, an 18-foot birdie putt on the 16th, saved par from behind the 17th green and two-putted from just inside 90 feet on the final hole. It was the highest score in the final round by a Bay Hill champion.

Laird finished at 8-under 280.

No one in the last three groups broke par, and those six players were a combined 19-over par.

Laird needed some help from Marino, who played beautifully until the last four holes. Marino took bogey from a plugged lie in the bunker short of the 15th green, then made double bogey from a plugged lie in the sand short of the 17th hole. He went from a one-shot lead to a two-shot deficit when Laird birdied the 16th.

Marino at least gave himself a chance on the last hole with a gutsy play over the water to 8 feet for birdie and a 72. It was the third close call this year for Marino, who has yet to win on the PGA Tour.

Justin Rose closed with a 68 to tie for third with David Toms (72) and Marc Leishman (71) at 6 under.

Tiger Woods, a six-time winner at Bay Hill, was poised for a second straight top 10 until he made bogey from the bunker on the 17th and hit his approach into the water on No. 18 for double bogey and a 72. In his final tournament before the Masters, Woods tied for 24th, seven shots behind.

Phil Mickelson dropped three shots on the last five holes for a 73 to also finish in a tie for 24th.

Kia Classic

At Industry, Calif., Sandra Gal won the Kia Classic to become the second German winner in LPGA Tour history, beating second-ranked Jiyai Shin with a 2-foot birdie putt on the final hole.

The 25-year-old Gal, a former University of Florida player, made the winning putt after Shin's 5-foot birdie attempt caught the right edge and spun out.

Gal closed with a 2-under 71 to finish at 16-under 276 on the Industry Hills Golf Club course at Pacific Palms. She set up the winning birdie with a wedge shot on the par-5 18th.

Tina Fischer is the only other Germany champion. She won the 2001 Asahi Ryokuken International.

Shin, an eight-time winner on the LPGA Tour, finished with a 73.

Andalucia Open

At Malaga, Spain, Scotland's Paul Lawrie won the Andalucia Open on Sunday for his first European Tour victory since 2002 and sixth overall, holding off Sweden's Johan Edfors by a stroke.

The 42-year-old Lawrie, the 1999 British Open winner, closed with an even-par 70 for a 12-under 268 total.

Edfors finished with a 68. Chile's Felipe Aguilar (68) was third at 10 under.

Louisiana Open

At Broussard, La., PGA Tour winner Brett Wetterich won the Nationwide Tour's Louisiana Open for the second time, shooting 2-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over University of Florida senior Andres Echavarria.

The 37-year-old Wetterich, the 2006 Byron Nelson Championship winner, finished at 13-under 271 at Le Triomphe Country Club. Also, the 2003 Louisiana Open, he earned $90,000 for this third Nationwide title.

Echavarria, from Colombia, shot a 67.