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india Updated: Jan 28, 2007 23:07 IST
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South African Retief Goosen spectacularly won the Qatar Masters on Sunday by holing a 50-foot putt for an eagle at the final hole.

India's Jeev Milkha Singh, meanwhile, moved up four places on the final day to finish at tied 22nd place. He carded two-under for the day with four birdies besides two bogies as he helped himself to a 6-under finish for the tournament. Compatriot Shiv Kapur carded one-under to finish wi th a total of five-under and a tied 27th place.

While the Indians struggled to stay within the top 30, Goosen came from a stroke behind Australia's Nick O'Hern to win by one shot with a final round 69 for a 15-under par tally.

O'Hern headed to the final hole leading by one and after finding the rough with his drive,  had no option but to scramble his way up the fairway to end with a 70 and a 14-under tally.

South  African Ernie Els was in third place on 13-under par after his round of 67.

Three players shared the fourth place on 12-under par — Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell (67) and the Australian pair of Stuart Appleby (66) and Richard Green (72).

Buckle goes into lead at Buick

San Diego: Asian Tour member Andrew Buckle went into the joint lead at the end of the third round as he shot a four-under-par 68 at the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines on Saturday.

The 24-year-old Australian, playing in his first season on the USPGA Tour, is in joint lead with overnight leader Brandt Snedeker. Both were at 11-under after 54 holes. Two shots behind the leaders is defending champion Tiger Woods, whose 69 put him in line for a seventh consecutive USPGA Tour victory.

Buckle, who finished fifth on the Asian Tour’s UBS Order of Merit last year, fired seven birdies against three bogeys and his last birdie from 15 feet launched him to the top of the leaderboard.

Korea’s Charlie Wi, meanwhile, slipped back to tied eighth place after a 73. 

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