Australia's Brett Rumford wins China Open; Jeev tied 14th

Associated Press
May 06, 2013 at 09:57am IST

Tianjin: 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.

Australia's Brett Rumford wins China Open; Jeev tied 14th

Brett Rumford becomes the first Australian in 41 years to win back-to-back European Tour titles.

Meanwhile, Jeev Milkha Singh carded a creditable three-under 69 to get into top-15 for only the second time this season as he ended tied 14th. The Indian golfer totalled five-under 283.

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