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Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters

Barry Lane win British Masters

After over ten years without a win on the European Tour, 43 year old Englishman Barry Lane stormed to a three shot victory in the Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters at the Marriott Forest of Arden this weekend. However, the winning margin does not give a true reflection of the competitive nature of Sunday's final round. Standing on minus 14, Lane played a poor drive on 16 and found himself faced with a second shot from the worst lie you could imagine, buried in a swampy patch of foot-long grass.

Barry Lane.
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Angel Cabrera.
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Meanwhile, up ahead on the 17th green, Argentina's Angel Cabrera was sinking his eight foot putt for eagle to take him within one stroke of the lead on minus 13. But Cabrera could only finish with par on the 18th to take a share of second place with countryman Eduardo Romero who had been hovering around the top of the leaderboard all week. Back on 16, despite the bad lie, Lane managed to get a good contact on his ball and put it on the green then followed up by sinking his 30-foot birdie putt to go to 15 under.
Another birdie on the 17th hole and a solid par on the short 18th completed Lane's round of 66 for a 16 under par total of 272. Eduardo Romero, who started the day tied with Barry Lane for second place, put in a last round of 69 but overnight leader Paul Broadhurst could only manage a par round of 72 to take a share of fifth place with Darren Clarke, Anders Hansen, and Nick O'Hern.

Eduardo Romero.
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Patrik Sjöland.
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Sweden's Patrik Sjöland, who held the lead after 36 holes came back after Saturday's round of 73 to finish with a 69 and took solo fourth place on 12 under par 276.

Lane's €395,123 payday moves him up into fourth position on the Volvo Order of Merit with earnings of € 496,529.63 in 2004 so far.


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