Qatar Masters: Branden Grace completes one-shot win in Doha

Branden Grace in final-round action at Doha
Grace began the final day in a four-way share of the lead
Qatar Masters final leaderboard
-19 B Grace (SA); -18 M Warren (Sco) -17 B Wiesberger (Aut) -16 E Pepperell (Eng); -15 Byeong Hun An (S Kor), G Bourdy (Fr), E Grillo (Arg); -14 A Canizares (Sp); -13 A Noren (Swe) Selected others: -10 H Stenson (Swe), J Rose (Eng); -8 E Els (SA); -6 S Gallacher (Sco); -4 S Garcia (Sp), P Lawrie (Sco)

South African Branden Grace sealed his sixth European Tour title with a one-shot win at the Qatar Masters in Doha.

The 26-year-old eagled the 16th and did not drop a shot in his round of 66 to finish on 19-under-par.

Scotsman Marc Warren, another of four joint leaders going into the last day, had eight birdies in a 67 but missed a 20-foot putt to force a play-off.

World number two Henrik Stenson birdied the final four holes in a 66 and shared 13th along with Justin Rose.

Recent Qatar Masters winners/totals & margins
2014: S Garcia (Sp) (16 under) in a play-off
2013: C Wood (Eng) (18 under) by one shot
2012: P Lawrie (Sco) (15 under) by four shots
2011: T Bjorn (Den) (14 under) by four shots
2010: R Karlsson (Swe) (15 under) by three shots

Midway through the final round at the Doha Golf Club there were six players tied at the top.

Grace moved two shots clear when his drive at the par-four 16th, playing 295 yards on the final day, finished four feet from the flag and he holed for an eagle.

At the last, his third shot to the par five trickled narrowly past the pin but he calmly sank his fourth birdie of the round.

Warren, who missed the cut in Abu Dhabi last week, recovered admirably from a double bogey at the eighth, with six birdies in his next nine holes, but was denied a fourth European title when he could only par the last after his tee shot failed to find the fairway.

Grace has now won all six European Tour events when he has been leading or sharing the lead at the start of the final round.

He claimed the Alfred Dunhill Championship by seven strokes in December and said of his latest victory: "It was a great day, a great week, and it's another trophy to put in the cupboard."

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