Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Jamie's Wait for Glory Is over; Golf

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Jamie's Wait for Glory Is over; Golf

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WELSHMAN Jamie Donaldson won a tense title by a single shot in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Donaldson waited 11 years and 255 events for his first European Tour victory in Ireland last year but has clearly got a taste for victory now after a bright start to this season.

Donaldson was five under for the day when he three-putted the last for a bogey six and round of 68.

That left England's Justin Rose and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen needing to birdie the 567-yard hole to force a play-off, but Olesen missed from 18 feet and Rose lipped out from 12.

Earlier former Ryder Cup star David Howell, one ahead after 10 holes, followed a bogey on the 12th with a nightmare double bogey at the next. He was bunkered and then amazingly four-putted from only four feet.

Donaldson's 68 gave him a 14-under-par total of 274.

Rose had led from his opening 67, but managed only a closing 71. There were three back-nine birdies in that, but also bogeys at the 11th and 17th after he missed both greens. …

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