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Posted On: 6 February 2012 07:46 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Lawrie wins second Qatar Masters title

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Paul Lawrie stroked a fluent 65 to win the Commercialbank Qatar Masters for the second time with a four-shot win over Jason Day and Peter Hanson at the Doha Golf Club yesterday. The Scotsman produced a bogey-free third round in the truncated tournament as the chasing pack made crucial errors to win his seventh European Tour title with an aggregate of 15-under 201 for 54 holes. Lawrie’s first win in Qatar came in 1999, the same year he claimed the British Open at Carnoustie. Holding a one-shot lead after the second round on Saturday, Lawrie struck a brilliant eagle on the 639-yard par-five ninth hole, giving him a two shot cushion over Day, who began with four consecutive birdies but dropped two shots by the time he finished his first nine holes. Lawrie calmly went along picking up shots and by the time he birdied the 16th and 17th holes he had the Mother of Pearl trophy firmly in his grip. The 43-year-old Scot then parred the 18th to complete the formalities. Gulf Times