Briton Robert Lee shot a 2-under-par 67 Sunday on the third and
ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) _ Briton Robert Lee shot a 2-under-par 67 Sunday on the third and final round to win the shortened Portuguese Open golf tournament by one stroke over two- time winner Sam Torrance of Scotland.
Lee finished with 195, while Torrance had a 196 after a final-round 65.
Lee’s clinched the victory, his first of the season, on the 18th hole of the third round. Torrance, who had tied Lee after trailing by three strokes after Saturday’s second round, missed a final putt by inches.
Lee had set a course-record 8-under-par 61 in the first round Thursday. His victory came in the final event of the season on the European Professional Golfers’ Association circuit.
Play was halted Friday on the 5,720-yard course due to lashing winds and heavy rain, and the organizers decided to drop a round from the Open.
Torrance won the Portuguese Open in 1982 and 1983, but was philsophical about his loss Sunday.
″I was sure and playing normally, but the win went to Lee...that’s golf,″ he said.
Ove Sellberg of Sweden and Andrew Sherborne of Britain tied for third at 197.