Golf: Roe revels in victory

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MARK ROE, who was fined for throwing spaghetti over another player at the French Open last year, turned this year's event into the third victory of his career in Paris yesterday.

Roe, who was fined pounds 100 for showering Russell Claydon with pasta in a restaurant 12 months ago, shot a final-round 66, which took him to a 14-under-par 274 total, to win by one shot from the Australian-based Swede, Gabriel Hjertstedt.

The US Masters champion, Jose-Maria Olazabal, shot a 69 to finish third, four shots behind Roe, with Worksop's Lee Westwood confirming his potential with fourth place on nine under.

The 31-year-old Roe, who finished equal fourth last year and runner-up in 1989, said: 'I felt they owed me one and the French title is one I've always wanted to win. I won the Lancome Trophy in Paris two years ago so it is a good country for me.'

Scores, European Order of Merit,

Sporting Digest, page 31