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Sunday, 12 May, 2002, 17:26 GMT 18:26 UK
Cabrera reigns at The Belfry
Angel Cabrera on his final round at The Belfry
Cabrera's 69 was enough to give him victory
Argentina's Angel Cabrera claimed a one-shot victory over Barry Lane in a gripping finale at The Belfry.

  Fourth round leaderboard

Cabrera had to fight off determined challenges from Lane, Padraig Harrington, Michael Campbell and Colin Montgomerie as the tournament went right down to the wire.

The Argentine held his nerve to make par at the final hole for a 69 and Lane failed to achieve the birdie he required to force a play-off.

A birdie at the 17th had taken Cabrera into the lead on 10 under and set him up to clinch his first victory on European soil.

  Final scores and totals
  Photo Gallery: See this story in pictures

"It is very valuable to have won here in one of the best tournaments in Europe and where there was a strong Ryder Cup field," said Cabrera.

"I hope this is the start of big things to come for me now."

Montgomerie was the first to fall away when a wayward drive forced him to settle for a bogey at the 18th.

And Harrington and Campbell also slipped back to eight under after bogeying the final hole.

Overnight leader Lane found the bunker with his tee shot at the last and could only make par for second place and a final round of 73.

Barry Lane in action at The Belfry
Lane could not protect his overnight lead
Peter Baker finished in sixth place on seven under after a round of 72, with Steve Webster and Australia's Peter Fowler both on six under.

John Daly ended up on five under after a 70 which included just four pars.

Greg Owen had gone into the final round just two shots off the lead but he finished level with Daly after a 75.

Earlier Adam Scott had equalled the course record, set on Saturday by Lane, with a final-round 65.

The Australian's seven-under-par total gave him a final score of two under.

Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal ended the tournament on four over after a final round of 69.


Final leaderboard
GB/Ire unless stated

10 under: Angel Cabrera (Arg) (after 72 holes)
9 under: Barry Lane (72)
8 under: Colin Montgomerie (72), Padraig Harrington (72), Michael Campbell (Nzl) (72)
7 under: Peter Baker (72)
6 under: Steve Webster (72), Peter Fowler (Aus) (72)
5 under: John Daly (USA) (72), Greg Owen (72)
4 under: Tom Gillis (USA) (72), Olle Karlsson (Swe) (72), Nick Faldo (72), Roger Wessels (SA) (72), Phillip Price (72), David Lynn (72).

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