Originally created 05/17/99

Colin Montgomerie logs win



Colin Montgomerie, Europe's leading money winner the past six years, shot a 4-under 68 Sunday to win the Benson and Hedges Open by three strokes.

Montgomerie, who led by one shot after three rounds over two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, claimed the victory in only his third tournament this season in Europe, with a 15-under 273.

The victory, worth $213,000, put Montgomerie over $12.8 million in European Tour earnings. Nobody else has won more than $11.2 million.

Angel Cabrera of Argentina and Sweden's Per-Ulrik Johansson each closed with 69s and tied for second at 276.

Olazabal shot a 2-over 74 to finish seven strokes back.



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