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Golf: Branden Grace retains Qatar Masters


Golf: Branden Grace retains Qatar Masters


A golden moment for Branden Grace on Saturday as he became the first player to retain the Qatar Masters title.

The South African hit a final round of 69 to bring him in at 14-under overall on a wind-swept day Doha Golf Club.

Grace is a traditionally strong finisher on the tough back nine here and the highlight Saturday was smashing his tee shot 327 yards on the par five 18th, followed by an iron to land him within nine metres and a two-putt birdie.

Denmark’s Thorbjoern Olesen came in joint second for 71, sharing that honour with Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello who picked up three shots on the last three holes to bring him in at 70.

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