Commercial Bank Qatar Master - R4

Harding rocks to Commercial Bank Qatar Masters victory

March 07-10
Doha Golf Club, Doha, Qatar
$1,750,000

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Justin Harding became the fifth South African to win the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as he secured his first European Tour title by two strokes.

“It’s fantastic. It’s still sinking in. I didn’t quite think it was enough, I thought there might be a play-off but I’m happy to get over the line eventually. I’ve been knocking on the door a little recently. It’s rewarding seeing the hard graft and change in mindset – seeing what’s involved and what’s going on. I’m really happy.”

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The 33 year old was one of 15 golfers who started the day three strokes behind 54-hole leader Oliver Wilson, but he made a fast start to the day with three birdies on his first four holes.

Harding then dropped two strokes after bogeys on the sixth and seventh holes, losing ground on clubhouse leader Jinho Choi, who set the early target of 11 under par after a blistering round of 64 – eight under par – at Doha Golf Club.


The South African quickly made amends after the turn with birdies on the tenth and 12th holes as he moved back to ten under par. He then birdied three of his last four holes, including consecutive gains on the 17th and 18th, to sign for a six under par 66 and a 13 under par total.

With 15 competitors still to finish their rounds, Harding faced an anxious wait of almost an hour, but none of them were able to match the South African as he finished ahead of a European Tour-record nine golfers who shared second place on 11 under par.

“I had to stay patient. I got off to a good start, made a couple of birdies and lost my head around the turn. My caddie Alan said we’re still in it and to make a couple on the back. I managed to keep myself in it and made a couple. I birdied 17 and 18, which was huge. I didn’t think 13 was clear, I thought there would be a play-off with how scores were looking on the back nine, but I’m happy to get over the line.”

Harding joins Ernie Els, Darren Fichardt, Retief Goosen and Branden Grace as South African winners of the Mother of Pearl trophy.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Justin Harding
RSA
-13
68
68
73
66
275
T2
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-11
72
69
72
64
277
T2
George Coetzee
RSA
-11
68
68
73
68
277
T2
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-11
72
71
66
68
277
T2
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-11
72
69
68
68
277
T2
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-11
72
66
70
69
277
T2
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-11
69
68
70
70
277
T2
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-11
68
68
71
70
277
T2
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-11
71
67
69
70
277
T2
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-11
69
68
69
71
277
T11
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-10
70
71
69
68
278
T11
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-10
72
68
70
68
278
T11
Thomas Detry
BEL
-10
70
68
70
70
278
T14
Jeff Winther
SWE
-9
70
70
72
67
279
T14
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-9
69
71
72
67
279
T14
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-9
67
70
72
70
279
T14
Nick Cullen
AUS
-9
69
70
68
72
279
T18
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-8
72
70
68
70
280
T18
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-8
68
71
70
71
280
T20
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-7
72
68
72
69
281
T20
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-7
76
64
71
70
281
T20
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-7
69
68
73
71
281
T20
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-7
72
68
70
71
281
T20
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-7
69
70
70
72
281
T20
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
-7
75
66
67
73
281
T20
Jake McLeod
AUS
-7
72
70
66
73
281
T27
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-6
74
69
73
66
282
T27
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-6
72
69
70
71
282
T27
Justin Walters
RSA
-6
67
73
71
71
282
T27
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-6
68
70
72
72
282
T31
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-5
69
71
75
68
283
T31
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-5
72
69
72
70
283
T31
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-5
69
72
72
70
283
T31
Gavin Green
MAS
-5
71
69
72
71
283
T31
Lee Slattery
ENG
-5
69
74
68
72
283
T31
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-5
73
67
70
73
283
T31
Niclas Johansson
SWE
-5
70
72
68
73
283
T38
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-4
71
72
69
72
284
T38
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-4
71
67
73
73
284
T38
Liam Johnston
SCO
-4
72
71
69
72
284
T38
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-4
73
69
68
74
284
T42
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
-3
72
71
72
70
285
T42
Hugo Leon
CHI
-3
68
72
74
71
285
T42
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-3
72
70
72
71
285
T42
Louis De Jager
RSA
-3
74
67
72
72
285
T42
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-3
72
71
70
72
285
T42
Tom Murray
ENG
-3
73
68
71
73
285
T48
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-2
71
70
74
71
286
T48
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-2
71
69
73
73
286
T48
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-2
69
71
73
73
286
T48
Chris Paisley
ENG
-2
74
69
70
73
286
T48
Wilco Nienaber
RSA
-2
75
68
70
73
286
T48
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-2
73
70
69
74
286
T48
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
69
73
70
74
286
T55
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-1
71
68
78
70
287
T55
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-1
73
70
74
70
287
T55
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-1
72
71
72
72
287
T55
Deyen Lawson
AUS
-1
70
68
76
73
287
T55
Paul Waring
ENG
-1
69
70
74
74
287
T55
Robert Rock
ENG
-1
72
69
72
74
287
T55
Ross Fisher
ENG
-1
69
74
70
74
287
T62
Robert Karlsson
SWE
Par
69
73
81
65
288
T62
Stuart Manley
WAL
Par
69
73
74
72
288
T62
Ashley Chesters
ENG
Par
70
70
75
73
288
T62
Kim Koivu
FIN
Par
73
70
72
73
288
T62
Jordan Smith
ENG
Par
71
68
74
75
288
T62
Kristoffer Broberg
SWE
Par
71
67
72
78
288
68
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
1
74
68
76
71
289
T69
Brandon Stone
RSA
2
71
72
76
71
290
T69
Grant Forrest
SCO
2
69
72
75
74
290
T69
Richie Ramsay
SCO
2
68
70
76
76
290
T72
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
3
71
70
77
73
291
T72
David Horsey
ENG
3
71
71
75
74
291
CUT
Adrian Meronk
POL
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Ashun Wu
CHI
Par
77
67
144
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
Par
70
74
144
CUT
Charlie Saxon
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Ivan Cantero
ESP
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Thomas Pieters
BEL
Par
70
74
144
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
1
72
73
145
CUT
David Howell
ENG
1
72
73
145
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
1
73
72
145
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
1
71
74
145
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
1
73
72
145
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
1
73
72
145
CUT
Mitch Waite
ENG
1
74
71
145
CUT
Niklas Lemke
SWE
1
75
70
145
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
1
74
71
145
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
1
76
69
145
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
1
71
74
145
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
1
69
76
145
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
2
76
70
146
CUT
Andrea Pavan
ITA
2
76
70
146
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
2
73
73
146
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
2
73
73
146
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
2
75
71
146
CUT
Romain Langasque
FRA
2
77
69
146
CUT
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
2
70
76
146
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
2
73
73
146
CUT
Victor Perez
FRA
2
78
68
146
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
3
72
75
147
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
3
72
75
147
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
3
72
75
147
CUT
Sean Crocker
USA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
4
74
74
148
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
4
73
75
148
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Sam Locke
SCO
4
74
74
148
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
4
72
76
148
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
5
74
75
149
CUT
David Borda
ESP
5
77
72
149
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
5
75
74
149
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
5
76
73
149
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
5
76
73
149
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
5
76
73
149
CUT
Tom Lewis
ENG
5
77
72
149
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
6
73
77
150
CUT
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
6
73
77
150
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
6
76
74
150
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
6
76
74
150
CUT
Chris Wood
ENG
7
75
76
151
CUT
Espen Kofstad
NOR
7
77
74
151
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
7
76
75
151
CUT
David Law
SCO
8
73
79
152
CUT
Faycal Serghini
MOR
8
79
73
152
CUT
Mike Toorop
NED
8
80
72
152
CUT
Paul Lawrie
SCO
8
80
72
152
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
8
79
73
152
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
9
78
75
153
CUT
Saleh Al Kaabi
QAT
9
78
75
153
CUT
Mikkel Mathiesen
DEN
12
81
75
156
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
14
82
76
158
CUT
Jaham Alkuwari
QAT
20
86
78
164
RET
David Drysdale
SCO
Par
72
72
RET
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
Par
73
73