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Last Updated: Sunday, 28 September, 2003, 13:46 GMT 14:46 UK
Westwood wins Dunhill
Westwood kisses the trophy after his victory
Westwood has now won two titles in less than one month
Lee Westwood's resurgence continued at St Andrews as he won the Dunhill Links Championship.

The Englishman, who triumphed at the BMW Open in August, carded a 67 to finish 21 under par and win by a stroke from Ernie Els.

He has now won two titles in the space of a month after going three years without individual honours and slumping in the world rankings to 250th.

Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin was third at 18 under, with Darren Clarke and Maarten Lafeber tied for fourth one shot back.

"It's just incredible really," Westwood told reporters.

"It's been some turnaround for me since the start of the year after the past three years. I'm delighted to have won again.

"I was quite emotional after the BMW in Germany and I'm quite emotional now, but not as bad as I was then."

267 Lee Westwood
268 Ernie Els (Rsa)
270 Raphael Jacquelin (Fra)
271 Maarten Lafeber (Ned), Darren Clarke

He added: "This is a really special victory. Everyone wants to win at St Andrews, the home of golf, it's a dream and I'm really pleased.

"I had one bogey in 72 holes and played as well as I have for a long time. But I suppose it's like riding a bike - it comes back very quickly."

Dutchman Lafeber and Northern Ireland's Clarke both made progress early on Sunday, but both faded after errors, which allowed Westwood to take the initiative.

He made a nine-footer on the short eighth prompting a run of five birdies in six holes and marched into a three-stroke lead at 21 under.

Els made a long birdie putt at the 17th to trim Westwood's lead to two and the South African hit a brilliant pitch to four feet on the last and when he holed he was only one behind.

Westwood, though, made his four at the treacherous 17th to stay out in front and he had two putts at the last to win and holed the second to take the 490,000 first prize.

Former European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance won the team pro-am competition with his 15-year-old son Daniel - three shots ahead of the chasing pack.

  • Earlier, England's Brian Davis put himself in the record books with a 10-under-par 62.

    Davis had an eagle two on the 314-yard 12th and eight birdies in the final round over the historic Old Course.

    It broke by one the official European Tour record for the links set by Paul Lawrie and Colin Montgomerie. Several holes have been lengthened since Curtis Strange shot 62 in the Alfred Dunhill Cup.

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