Havret holds his nerve
Frenchman claims his second title in Scotland
Last Updated: 05/09/08 10:00am
Havret holes the winning putt
Gregory Havret got up and down from a wet greenside bunker to win the Johnnie Walker Championship by a stroke from England's Graeme Storm.
GB&Ire unless stated
-14 G Havret (Fra)
-13 G Storm
-11 P Hanson (Swe)
-11 D Howell
-10 J Rose
-10 M Siem (Ger)
With so much attention on the final day of Ryder Cup qualifying, the tournament itself became something of a subplot.
But not for the Frenchman, who led from Friday evening and by holing an eight-foot par putt, completed his second win in Scotland with a final round three-under-par 70.
Winner of last year's Scottish Open at Loch Lomond, Havret won almost £250,00 but was never a contender for a late run into Nick Faldo's team.
Nor was Storm, but the Geordie ensured himself a place at the season-ending Volvo Masters by charging through the field from eighth overnight with a closing 68.
Swede Peter Hanson and English former Ryder Cup player David Howell, in a welcome return to form, were joint third.
Havret, who beat world number two Phil Mickelson in a play-off to win in Scotland last year, said: "It was definitely a tough day. I remember last year at Loch Lomond. I was up and down from the trap also."