Anirban Lahiri tied 50th; Gary Stal stuns Martin Kaymer to win Abu Dhabi title

Anirban Lahiri on Tuesday rounded off his campaign at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship with a final round of two-under 70 to finish at tied 50th place on a day which was highlighted by the stunning come-from-behind win of France's Gary Stal here.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 20, 2015, 19:11 PM IST
Anirban Lahiri tied 50th; Gary Stal stuns Martin Kaymer to win Abu Dhabi title

Abu Dhabi: Anirban Lahiri on Tuesday rounded off his campaign at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship with a final round of two-under 70 to finish at tied 50th place on a day which was highlighted by the stunning come-from-behind win of France's Gary Stal here.

In his first start at the European Tour this season, Lahiri finally aggregated six-under 282 in four days, while fellow Indian Jeev Milkha Singh (73) was tied 63rd at three-under 285.

Meanwhile at the top, Gary produced a thrilling final round comeback to stun Martin Kaymer with a sensational victory in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Kaymer led by as much as 10 shots after four holes in final round.

The US Open Champion led by six shots overnight and most people at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club believed it would be a mere formality for the German to win the prestigious title for the fourth time. But as Kaymer stuttered, Stal grew strong to produce an unlikely triumph.

The 22-year-old Frenchmen, who moves to third in The Race to Dubai as the result of his maiden win, carded seven birdies on the final day to sign for a 65 and finish at 19-under-par, a stroke clear of Rory McIlroy, who finished runner-up for the fourth time in five years.

Kaymer, who lead by six shots entering the final round, eventually finished in third place after his final round 75, most of the trouble coming through an uncharacteristic double bogey six at the ninth, and an even more damaging triple bogey seven at the 13th.