Justin Rose posted a birdie on the last hole for the win
Justin Rose wins Turkish Airlines Open
Justin Rose wins Turkish Airlines Open for a back-to-back win with an astonishing birdie for a one-shot lead over Dylan Frittelli and Nicolas Colsaerts. Rose entered the final round two shots back from the co-leaders of Saturday Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Shane Lowry.
Rose official final score now stands at 18-under 266 and makes him second-ranked player replacing Sergio Garcia in the Race to Dubai Rankings. On the way, he became only the third player after Tiger Woods in 2007, McIlroy in 2014 to win after winning at the WGC-Champions.
WHAT. A. FINISH!
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Kiradech & Lowry, Third Round co-leaders
Kiradech and Lowry were leading Round three at 14-under 199 and were hoping to have a great run on the final day, which did not happen. Kiradech dropped four places from yesterday for a shared sixth place with Eddie Pepperell at 14-under 270, where Kiradech posted 71 and Pepperell went with four-under 67 for the day, consisting an eagle on the par-5 15th, four birdies, and two bogeys.
Following Kiradech, Lowry too did not have a great final round going one-over 72 consisting just one birdie and two bogeys in his round for a total score of 13-under 271, for a shared eight-place with Fabrizio Zanotti, and Julian Suri.
Julian Suri who just recently received his European Tour card this year has been having some strong finishes and this one was special too. Suri posted rounds of 68, 70, 66, & his final round 67 consisting five birdies and a bogey on the par-4 10th.
Nicolas Colsaerts, the consistent man
Nicolas Colsaerts was the only man at the event who had a consistent four days, he co-led the field on Thursday, went ahead and took a solo four-shot lead on Friday, shared third place with Rose yesterday and with his final round score of five-under 66 consisting six birdies and a bogey on the par par-3 2nd, he finished the event for a shared second place with Dylan Frittelli.
Colsaerts posted rounds of 64, 64, 73, and 66, his third round moved him away from the lead. Nicolas final round score stands at 17-under 267, just a shot away from the winner Justin Rose, who made sure his last hole birdie kept his dream alive.
Following the leader and Colsaerts are Padraig Harrington who finished the event at 16-under 268 for a fourth place, defending champion Thorbjorn Olesen came closer to the winner but was not close enough with his five-under 66 on the final day consisting six birdies and a bogey on the par-4 13th, taking his total to 15-under 269.