South African Branden Grace secured his sixth European Tour title with a one-shot triumph at the Qatar Masters in Doha.
The 26-year old eagled the 16th and didn’t drop a shot in his round of 66 to end on 19-under par.
Scotsman Marc Warren, another of four combined leaders going into the final day, had eight birdies in a 67 but missed a 20-foot putt to force a playoff.
World number shared 13th along with Justin Rose and two Henrik Stenson birdied the final four holes in a 66.Halfway through the last round
Halfway through the last round in the Doha Golf Club there were six players tied on top.Grace transferred two shots clear when his drive in the par-four 16th, playing 295 yards on the last day, finished four feet from the flag and he holed for an eagle.
He sank his fourth birdie of the round although at the last, his third shot to the par five dribbled past the pin.
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 refused a fourth European title when he could only par the last after his tee shot did not locate the fairway.
Grace has won all six European Tour events when he’s been leading or sharing the lead at the beginning of the last round.
Grace maintained the Alfred Dunhill Championship by seven strokes in December and said of his latest triumph: “It proved to be an amazing day, an excellent week, and it is another prize to spend the cupboard.”