Sunday, November 27, 2005

Casey comeback seals China Open

England's Paul Casey has completed a dramatic come-from-behind victory to win the Volvo China Open and secure only his fifth European Tour Victory. Going into the final round, Casey was 5 shots off the pace but carded a magnificent 65-seven under par to equal the par-72 Shenzhen Golf Club course record.

Missing a three foot putt on the last hole which would have seen him win the event outright, Casey forced a play-off with fellow Englishman Oliver Wilson. -13 and a total of 275 after 72 holes was the end result for both of the joint leaders.

The play-off saw a calm, cool Casey easily birdie the first hole with compatriot Wilson making a bogey after hitting two bunkers.

The win for Casey was only his second this year and saw him collect a $216,660 winners cheque.

Final Result
GB&Ire unless stated
-13 P Casey, O Wilson
-12 B Lane
-11 C Plaphol (Tha), R Fisher
Selected others:
-10 Pe Lawrie
-9 M Tunnicliff
-Level N Dougherty


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