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McDowell claims World Match-Play golf title

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Modified 19 May 2013, 21:09 IST
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KAVARNA, Bulgaria (AFP) –

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland plays during the Volvo World Match-Play final in Kavarna, Bulgaria on May 19, 2013

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland plays during the final match against Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand in the Volvo World Match-Play in Kavarna, Bulgaria on May 19, 2013. McDowell defeated Jaidee 2 & 1 to capture his second tournament victory in three events.

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell defeated Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee 2 & 1 in the final of the Volvo World Match-Play in Bulgaria on Sunday.

McDowell, capturing his second tournament victory in three events, was 2 down after four holes before pulling ahead at the 14th hole against the 43-year old Thongchai on the Thracian Cliffs course.

The current World No. 8 ranked McDowell, who was also runner-up in last year’s Match-Play in Spain, collected a first prize cheque of 800,000 euros.

Published 19 May 2013, 21:09 IST
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