Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Kaymer falters but claims first tour win in Abu Dhabi

Martin Kaymer has claimed victory at the Abu Dhabi Championship in the Middle East after leading from the opening round.

The German has finished on 15-under-par, four clear of his nearest challengers despite a disappointing final round.

He bogied three holes in a row on the front nine as he frittered away his lead, but birdied the final par five.

It was also a respectable final day for the Irish in the field.

Paul McGinley got his first top-ten finish in a year, ending on eight-under.

Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy both enjoyed rounds of 68 for seven-under.

Peter Lawrie finished six-under-par.

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