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European Tour Article

Monty Triumphs in Singapore

After starting the final day with a share of fourth place, 4 strokes behind the leaders, Scotland's Colin Montgomerie holed seven birdies for a last round 65 and a 16 under par total of 272 to win the 2004 Caltex Masters in Singapore, presented by Carlsberg.
Overnight leaders, Gregory Hanrahan, who finished runner-up 3 stokes adrift and Barry Lane, tied for fifth a further 3 shots back, just couldn't keep up with Montgomerie after he pulled back the deficit by the turn. With only one bogey all week, Monty showed a cracking return to form. This was his first Tour win since the Volvo Masters Andalucia at Valderrama in November 2002.


Colin Montgomerie.
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Gregory Hanrahan.
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After three rounds it looked like Hanrahan could have become the second over-40 American to win on the European Tour this year following Mark O'Meara's victory in Qatar earlier this month. But with one birdie and one bogey for a par 72 final round he had to settle for second spot with a 13 under total of 275 for the week.
Englishman Barry Lane's round fell apart on the back nine with four of his six final day bogeys coming in the last six holes. Three birdies during the round saved it from being a total disaster and his 3 over par 75 left him with a total of 278 and a share of fifth place.


Barry Lane.
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Nick O'Hern.
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Australia's Nick O'Hern (67) and Jyoti Randhawa (66) from India shared third place with 12 under par totals of 276.

Singapore native, Mardan Mamat, was in contention all week on his home course but finished tied for eighth place with 279 after a disappointing 74 on Sunday.

Colin Montgomerie's win moves him up to eighth on the 2004 Volvo Order of Merit and up from 51st to 40th position in the World Golf Rankings.
 

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