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Garcia leads from start to finish to claim victory in the Dubai Desert Classic

The Spaniard will move back into the world top ten with the win.

Emirates Golf Garcia during today's final round. Source: Kamran Jebreili

SERGIO GARCIA LED from start to finish to win the $2.5 million (€2.3m) Dubai Desert Classic this afternoon by three shots from Open champion Henrik Stenson.

Garcia, who became the seventh Spaniard to win the oldest professional tournament in the Middle East, played a bogey-free round of three-under-par 69 to finish on 19-under-par 269.

The world number 15 will move back into the top ten when the rankings are updated on Monday.

The Swede Stenson finished second on 16 under par.

Denmark’s Lasse Jensen shot the lowest round of the final day, a seven-under-par 65, to climb to tied third place with England’s Tyrrell Hatton (67), while Graeme McDowell hit a third round 72 to finish on eight under par.

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Paul Dunne ended on three under par after carding a 69 on Sunday.

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