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Saturday, February 20, 1999 Published at 14:32 GMT


Lawrie races to victory

Lawrie picks up a six-figure cheque after his awesome success

Scotsman Paul Lawrie captured the Qatar Masters title in supreme style with a seven-shot victory in Doha.

Just seven days after missing the halfway cut in the Dubai Desert Classic, the 30-year-old recorded an incredible 23 birdies and just three bogeys in his 20-under-par total .

It means that Lawrie picks up his second European PGA Tour title and a first prize of just over £100,000.

Lawrie, who took a five-shot lead into the final round, underlined his victory with a 68 over the last 18 holes, a score which took him out of the range of Welshman Phil Price and Dane Soren Kjeldsen, who shared second place.

All four of Lawrie's rounds were in the 60s as he simply sprinted away from the pack as the tournament progressed.

Fellow Scot, Raymond Russell suffered a triple bogey eight at the last hole and dropped down to joint fifth place, one behind England's John Bickerton.

Qatar Masters final standings
GB or Ireland unless stated

-20 Paul Lawrie

-13 Soren Kjeldsen (Den)
Phil Price

-11 John Bickerton

-10 Christopher Hanell (Swe)
Raymond Russell
Jean Van de Velde (Fra)

-9 Jamie Spence
Bob May(USA)
Ian Woosnam

-8 Patrik Sjoland (Swe)
Mats Gronberg (Swe)
Kang Wook-soon (Kor)
Alex Cejka (Ger)

-6 Stephen Gallacher



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