Grace holds nerves to win Qatar Masters

South African fires a a bogey-free, six-under-par 66 in final round; defending champion Garcia finishes 15 shots behind.

    This is Grace's sixth career title [Getty Images]
    This is Grace's sixth career title [Getty Images]

    South African Branden Grace became the first player to win multiple events in the 2015 Race to Dubai after he held his nerve to win the Qatar Masters in Doha.

    Grace fired a bogey-free, six-under-par 66 to finish the tournament on 19-under, one shot clear of Scotland's Marc Warren (67) and two ahead of Austrian Bernd Wiesberger (68).

    Tied at 18-under-par as they approached the 18th tee, Grace held his nerve with a birdie while Warren could only salvage par after his wayward tee-shot failed to find the fairway.

    "It was a great day, a great week, and it's another trophy to put in the cupboard," Grace told the europeantour.com. "The form has been there, I played great and I managed to get in on top."

    World number two Henrik Stenson finished on 10-under-par while defending champion Sergio Garcia was well off the pace a further six shots adrift on four-under.

    The Race to Dubai is the European Tour's season-long competition spanning 47 tournaments and was won by Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy in 2014.

    Final standings (top-5):

    269 - Branden Grace (South Africa)
    270 - Marc Warren (Britain) 
    271 - Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 
    272 - Eddie Pepperell (Britain) 
    273 - An Byeong-Hun (South Korea) 
            Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 
            Gregory Bourdy (France)

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.