Originally created 02/11/02

Rose wins Nashua Masters



PORT EDWARD, South Africa -- England's Justin Rose shot a 2-under 68 Sunday and won the Nashua Masters by one stroke over South Africa's Titch Moore.

Rose finished at 15-under 265 for the tournament. In January, he won his first European Tour event in South Africa at the Dunhill Championship.

"I enjoyed the whole tournament, and I loved the course, even though it showed its teeth today," Rose said.

Rose and Moore were among five players tied for the lead going into the final round. Playing in windy conditions, Rose made par on the last five holes to stay in front.

Andre Cruse of South Africa shot a 63 and finished third at 267. Grant Muller, Tim Clark and Richard Sterne, all from South Africa, tied for fourth at 268.