Greg Owen

Owen Graduates With a First Class Masters

Greg Owen held his nerve in gusty conditions to win the inaugural Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters at the Marriott Forest of Arden.
The Englishman, who lives about 50 miles from the course, finished three shots clear of Wales Open

champion Ian Poulter and Frenchman Christian Cevaer to collect the first prize of £250,000 and his first European Tour title.
ISM chief Chubby Chandler, whose company were promoting their first event on the main tour was the first to congratulate his former client.
"If one of my team was not able to win here then I could think of nobody more deserving than Greg. We have helped him along the way at one time in his career and I am very pleased that he has finally made the big breakthrough," said Chandler, who left for the US Open immediately after the closing ceremony alongside Darren Clarke and Justin Rose in a private jet.
"I am delighted with the way most of the week has gone and I don’t think we have made a bad fist of our first venture on Tour," he added. "I think our sponsors Daily Telegraph and Damovo have helped take the British Masters on to a new level and we will be looking to make it even bigger and better next year.
"I cannot thank my team here enough for all their industry and hard graft. They have been tireless in their efforts to ensure we had a successful week".
Clarke, who had won twice previously on visits to the heart of England, saved the best until last with a closing 66, the lowest round of the day. "I’m obviously disappointed not to have won here but at least my finish has lifted my confidence in readiness for the US Open," he said.
The Ulsterman was ISM’s leading player in joint fourth place at eight under while former European No.1 Lee Westwood showed further signs that his recovery is not far away. A closing 70 took him to two under par.

by Martin Hardy on behalf of ISM

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