Webster triumphs in Portugal
Final round of eight-under hands Webster second career victory.
Last Updated: October 22, 2007 4:36pm
Webster: Flying finish
S Webster (Eng) -25
R Karlsson (Swe) -23
F Anderssen Hed (Swe) -19
P Hanson (Swe) -19
D Vancsik (Arg) -19
L Westwood (Eng) -19
A fine final round of 64 saw England's Steve Webster grab the Portugal Masters title at the Victoria Club in Vilamoura by two shots.
Starting the fourth and final round of the tournament a shot behind leader Daniel Vancsik of Argentina, 32-year-old Webster's blistering round saw him finish two shots clear of Robert Karlsson with a final total of 25-under-par.
Webster went through his front nine in a four-under score of 32 to take joint-lead of the tournament, and he repeated the dose in his back nine to land the title.
A nine-foot eagle putt at the long 12th saw Webster take command, and he followed up with a birdie two at the next.
Two more birdies followed and a dropped shot only appeared at the last hole, but by that stage he already had the title in the bag.
Playing partner Karlsson finished two shots behind on 23-under in a low-scoring tournament, with the £350,000 first prize representing a second European Tour victory for Webster.
Webster also set two new European Tour records, with his final round of eight-under being the best winning closing round, while his 25-under-par was the best overall winning score.
It was am emotional victory for Webster, who's mother Valerie died in May from cancer, and he was congratulated by his father Terry on the 18th.
"I lost my mum in the early part of the season and it really knocked me about," said Webster.
"I didn't think I'd even keep my card because it was tough.
"But I had a great result at Loch Lomond (Scottish Open in July) and that seemed to help me turn the corner, I became more positive.
"It was so hard out there today, especially coming down the stretch, because I was thinking about my mum all the time and it was so hard to keep my mind on the golf. But I knew she was looking down on me."
Lee Westwood finished in a group of four men tied for third place six shots back on 19-under, including long-time leader Vancsik.