Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (SportsNetwork.com) – Martin Kaymer coughed up
a 10-stroke lead in eight holes Sunday to hand Gary Stal the title at the Abu
Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Stal fired a 7-under 65 to earn the improbable victory. He finished at 19-
under-par 269 for his first European Tour win.
Kaymer dropped six strokes in eight holes to fall from the lead. He closed
with 3-over 75 and ended alone in third place at 17-under-par 271. Kaymer’s 75
matched the worst round of the day, while Stal’s 65 tied the best round of the
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy picked up six birdies over the last 11 holes to
finish second for the fourth time at this event. He closed with a 6-under 66
on the National Course at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and ended at minus-18.
Victor Dubuisson (67) and Thomas Pieters (70) shared fourth at 16-under-par
272. Bernd Wiesberger closed with a 1-under 71. He was joined at minus-14 by
James Morrison and Tyrrell Hatton, who both closed with 67s.
MORE TO FOLLOW.