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Challengers chase Lawrie

2012-02-04 16:00:10, Views: 11, Clubcall

Challengers chase Lawrie

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie will take a one-shot lead going into Sunday's final round of the Commercialbank Qatar Masters.

The Scot, who won this event in 1999, carded a round of 67 on Saturday to reach the eight-under-par mark - even after suffering a one-shot penalty when dropping his marker on his ball.

Lawrie is currently 78th in the world rankings and a win, in a tournament cut to 54 holes because of strong winds, would be a welcome boost for the 43-year-old, who won his first tournament for nine years last March.

Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts, seeking his second European Tour title, is Lawrie's closest challenger, with his 68 on Saturday leaving him just one shot off the pace.

Argentinian Ricardo Gonzalez and Sweden's Peter Hanson are currently tied for third, two shots behind the leaders, are reepective rounds of 67 and 69.


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