Originally created 11/05/01

France's Havret wins Italian Open



IS MOLAS, Sardinia -- Tour rookie Gregory Havret of France won his first European title Sunday, capturing the Italian Open with a one-stroke victory over Bradley Dredge of Wales.

Havret, who entered the final round in second place, shot a 3-under-par 69 to finish at 20 under.

He handled a difficult chip shot at the 16th hole for his final birdie of the day before two-putting on the 18th to seal the victory.

Dredge eagled the first hole on his way to a 69 and a 269 total.

Tied for third at 271 were three Englishmen - defending champion Ian Poulter, Mark Roe and Shaun Webster - and Spaniard Diego Borrego.

Roe, the first-day co-leader with Italy's Michele Reale, had Sunday's best round with a 66. Germany's Sven Struver led entering the last round but faded with a 76.