Date: November 04, 2007

Cabrera wins in Singapore

Angel Cabrera has won the Barclays Singapore Open Title after a final round of 72 was enough to secure a one shot victory over the fast finishing Vijay Singh, with Australia&aposs Adam Scott finishing in third. The US Open champion birdied the last hole of the Serapong Course at the Sentosa Golf Club to finish the day at one-over-par and eight-under for the tournament. Singh started the day six strokes off the lead, but mounted a serious challenge to the title when he fired the best round of the day, a four-under-par 67. Scott, the two-time defending champion finished in third place at three-under-par, but was never really in the hunt for victory, while American rookie Jin Park finished fourth. “I am very, very happy to win the Barclays Singapore Open. It is a world class event with some of the best players in the world like Vijay, Ernie (Els), Adam, and Phil (Mickelson). It was an impressive line up and I&aposm very happy to have outplayed them to win the tournament,” said Cabrera after winning his 17th career title. “It was very tough out there today and very windy. I did what I needed to do to win. I knew that Vijay was putting together a good round and playing well. It was up to me to play well on the last two holes and I did that. I like challenges, I like tough courses. Hopefully I will see everyone again next year,” he added. Singh&aposs final round heroics included an eagle and three birdies on the front nine, but having already finished his round, Singh watched Cabrera birdie the last hole to take the title. Singh was full of praise for the winner, “I&aposm playing against a guy who is the US Open champion and you can&apost expect him to make too many mistakes. I played well, made some good putts on the front nine and putted well all day. Just came up one short,” the Fijian said. Scott was unhappy with his putting after missing out on winning the tournament for a record three straight years. “It was a tough weekend. My putter was pretty cold. I played okay, I gave myself enough chances but didn&apost take advantage of it,” said Scott. “The winds were blowing today and the pins were really tucked. With the greens being this firm it was difficult to get it near the hole.” Leading final scores 276 – Angel Cabrera (ARG) 71-63-70-72 277 – Vijay Singh (FIJ) 70-70-70-67 281 – Adam Scott (AUS) 70-67-73-71 282 – Jin Park (USA) 66-70-72-74 283 – Lee Westwood (ENG) 71-67-71-74 284 – Prom Meesawat (THA) 72-69-72-71 285 – Tetsuji Hiratsuka (JPN) 68-71-73-73 286 – Mark Brown (NZL) 71-69-74-72, Kane Webber (AUS) 66-76-72-72, Shiv Kapur (IND) 73-70-69-74 287 – Azuma Yano (JPN) 71-72-72-72 288 – Chinarat Phadungsil (THA) 73-71-71-73, Gavin Flint (AUS) 66-72-74-76 289 – Zaw Moe (MYN) 70-76-70-73, K J Choi (KOR) 68-72-75-74, Keith Horne (RSA) 70-68-74-77, Anthony Kang (USA) 69-70-72-78 290 – Charles Howell III (USA) 76-66-75-73 291 – Gary Simpson (AUS) 69-71-77-74, Guido Van Der Valk (NLD) 71-71-74-75, Chapchai Nirat (THA) 70-74-71-76, Boonchu Ruangkit (THA) 72-71-70-78