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Brett Rumford has become the first Australian in 41 years to win back-to-back European Tour titles after capturing the China Open on Sunday.
Rumford shot a final-round 68 to win by four shots with a 16-under 272 total.
It had taken Rumford more than five years and 121 tour events to capture a fourth title at last week's Ballantine's Championship but he has managed a fifth just seven days later.
Finland's Mikko Ilonen shot a 71 to finish second on 12 under with Victor Dubuisson (68) another shot back in third.
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Brett Rumford is one round away from becoming only the third Australian to win back-to-back tournaments in the 41-year history of the European Tour.
Rumford shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Saturday during the third round of the China Open on the Binhai Lake Golf Club course to move to 12 under, one stroke clear of Mikko Ilonen (73). The Finn led by three shots at the halfway...
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China Open Leading Scores Leading scores Sunday from the China Open, a European and OneAsia tours event at the 7,667-yard (7,011-meter), par-72 Binhai Lakes Golf Club:
Final Round a-amateur Brett Rumford, Australia 68-67-69-68-272
Mikko Ilonen, Finland 69-63-73-71-276
Victor Dubuisson, France 71-72-66-68-277
Robert-Jan Derksen, Holland 66-70-73-69-278
Ricardo Santos, Portugal...