Rowe takes title by a runaway 12 shots
TEENAGER Scott Rowe cement Never under pressure he concentrated on maintaining a smooth tempo and steering clear of potential trouble. A three-foot birdie putt at the short second set him on his way and although he dropped shots at the fifth, sixth and seventh he went into lunch knowing that barring a disaster the trophy was his. Although Williams, joint fourth at the halfway stage, matched Rowe's third-round performance, he could do nothing in the afternoon. Rowe tapped in for a birdie at the par-five first after narrowly failingwith a chip for an eagle-three and then rolled home a 15-footer for his second birdie of the day at the second.
Rowe, who had not played for two weeks before the tournament because of school exams, went on to record four more birdies.
It was the second year in succession that Williams had to settle for runners-up spot with Hugh Staunton in third place, a further six shots back. Kan Wai-chung, who pipped Staunton by one shot for the 36-hole Senior Championship, had begun the day in second spot overall but eventually finished joint seventh on 314.