Goosen Wins China Masters
Sep. 04, 2005
BEIJING (AP) _ Retief Goosen shot an 8-under-par 64 Sunday to win the China Masters, with U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell six strokes back as the runner-up.
Goosen, who led the tournament from the from first round, had a 29 on the first nine holes and ended the Asian Tour event at 22 under. The South African's 64 equaled the Jinghua Golf Club course record he set Thursday.
This was the second title of the year for Goosen, a two-time U.S. Open champion who last month rallied to win The International in Colorado.
``I saw the greens very well today,'' he said. ``On the front nine, I saw what the ball was supposed to do. There was no doubt in my mind.''
Campbell, playing in the same group, closed with a 69 to finish at 16 under.
``He just played awesome,'' he said. ``I tried to push things too hard I think.''
Campbell's last chance to challenge came on the 17th hole, but the New Zealander's tee shot came up 6 inches short of the hole to miss out on an ace.
China's Zhang Lianwei was third at 277 after a 70 that included an eagle on the par-five 12th hole. Australia's David Bransdon (73) finished fourth at 278.