Golf: Forsbrand walks tall to foil Clark again

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HOWARD CLARK had the Moroccan Open title in his sights yesterday and, for the second week running, he was pipped to the finishing post of a European Tour competition by a Swedish challenger. Anders Forsbrand was the man who took victory from Clark's grasp, finishing with two birdies in the last four holes while Clark had three bogeys in the final six.

'What am I going to do about those Swedes?' an exasperated Clark asked, referring to yesterday's denouement and to the final day of last week's Madeira Open, when he was overtaken in the final nine holes by Mats Lanner.

Despite Clark's poor finish, Forsbrand won yesterday not through default but through his own impressive final round. He matched Clark's birdies on the fourth and fifth and, with his brilliant back nine, ended four strokes clear.

MOROCCAN OPEN (Agadir) Finals scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 276 A Forsbrand (Swe) 70 68 69 69; 280 H Clark 68 67 72 73; 281 R Karlsson (Swe) 68 72 70 71; 282 P Hedblom (Swe) 68 72 73 69, F Nobilo (NZ) 72 72 68 70; 283 J Sewell 68 72 74 69, S Watson 73 72 68 70, J Van de Velde (Fr) 72 68 71 72; 284 A Coltart 74 69 75 66; 285 P Fulke (Swe) 75 68 73 69, G Brand Jnr 70 68 75 72; 286 A Cejka (Ger) 71 75 71 69, P Walton 69 71 75 71, J Robinson 71 70 73 72; 287 R Alvarez (Arg) 76 68 74 69, D Williams 74 67 69 77; 288 W Westner (SA) 72 75 72 69, J Lomas 72 75 70 71, G Hjertstedt (Swe) 69 72 75 72, W Riley (Aus) 73 72 74 69, M Roe 71 68 76 73, S Grappasonni (It) 70 73 68 77. Selected: 289 S Richardson 74 68 74 73; 291 J Haeggman (Swe) 72 72 76 71; 293 M Pinero (Sp) 74 70 74 75; 294 D Smyth 75 71 73 75, P Broadhurst 73 74 73 74, G J Brand 72 75 75 72, R Claydon 73 70 81 70.

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