• Casey wins in Dubai, Stone secures second

    Casey wins in Dubai, Stone secures second
    Paul Casey

    Paul Casey claimed a 15th European Tour title on Sunday by winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with South African’s Brandon Stone securing second spot.

    Casey showed great composure throughout his final round to fight off various challenges from other competitors, emerging victorious by four strokes.

    The Englishman stood firm with his overnight lead at the Emirates Golf Club to sign off with a two-under-par 70 on Sunday.

    It meant he finished the week with a winning score of 17 under par with clear daylight between himself and Stone.

    The Compleat Golfer playing editor struggled a bit on the front nine where he dropped three shots before the turn.

    But, he led a great recovery as he came home, carding four birdies, while dropping another shot on the 12th to settle for an even par round.

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    Despite making an early push to overtake Casey, Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre folded in his final round by going two over par for the day.

    In the end he settled for third place, while Laurie Canter and Kalle Samooja shared fourth spot.

    Justin Harding also had a tough day out to end off his week in Dubai. The South African shot a four-over-par 76 to drop down to four under for the event.

    Christiaan Bezuidenhout managed to sign off on a high note with a final-round three-under-par 69 to secure a share of 22nd.

    Similarly, Richard Sterne also climbed a couple of places on Sunday to end the week on six under and in T20.

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