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
-20 Paul Lawrie
-13 Soren Kjeldsen (Den)
-11 John Bickerton
-10 Christopher Hanell (Swe)
-9 Jamie Spence
-8 Patrik Sjoland (Swe)
-6 Stephen Gallacher