19 Jan 2009

Casey wins in Abu Dhabi

7:10 am on 19 January 2009

The English golfer Paul Casey has won the Abu Dhabi Championship with a record score.

Casey led by six shots at one stage and parred the final hole to beat playing partner Martin Kaymer of Germany and South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen by one shot, finishing on a record 21 under par total of 267.

The amateur Danny Lee was the best New Zealander, finishing in a share of 35th 12 shots back after a final round 68.

Mark Brown was two shots and two places back in a tie for 42nd.

Meanwhile Tim Wilkinson is handily placed, six shots off the leader, going into the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.