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Qatar Master: Chowrasia impressive on last day as Lawrie wins title

February 05, 2012 12:32 IST

SSP Chowrasia fired four birdies on the back nine as he recovered from an early triple bogey to finish tied 47th after carding two-under 70 in the final round of the Qatar Masters, in Doha, on Sunday.

Chowrasia, who had been struggling with his form for the last one year had made the cut with two birdies in last three holes and on Sunday he was three-over with a triple bogey on third.

But he birdied the tenth and then had birdies on 12th, 13th, 16th and 17th for a 70 and he was two-under for the week.

"I felt very good through the week. It was great to score the way I did with four birdies on the back nine," said Chowrasia, who defends his Avantha Masters title in two weeks time.

Shiv Kapur, who had made the cut on the carded 73 and at two-over he was 73rd in the field. Earlier Jeev Milkha Singh missed the cut.

Paul Lawrie found his way back in the Official World Golf Ranking's top 50 for the first time since 2003 after a flawless performance gave him a second Commercial bank Qatar Masters.

The 43 year old Scot, known as "Chippy" all his career, chipped in twice during a brilliant closing 65 and beat Australian Jason Day and Swede Peter Hanson by four. Less than a year ago the 1999 Open Champion was 272nd in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Now he is part of golf's elite group again.

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