Victor Dubuisson hangs on in Turkey for first career victory

Nov. 10, 2013 at 2:07 PM   |   0 comments

ANTALYA, Turkey, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Victor Dubuisson blew a big lead but rebounded with birdies on the final two holes Sunday to claim the Turkish Airlines Open for his first European Tour win.

Dubuisson came into the final round with a five-shot lead but saw it evaporate into a three-way tie with Jamie Donaldson and Justin Rose down the stretch.

The 23-year-old Frenchman, however, pulled ahead of Donaldson with a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 17 and followed that up with another birdie on the final hole, closing out a round of 3-under 69.

He finished 72 holes at 24-under 264, two better than Donaldson, who fired the day's low round of 9-under 63 to charge into contention.

Dubuisson had never finished better than third on the circuit.

Rose bogeyed No. 18 for a 65, sharing third place with world No. 1 Tiger Woods at minus-20.

Woods (67) had made a late charge, birdying four of his last six holes at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course.

Knotted for fifth at minus-19 were Ian Poulter (69) and Raphael Jacquelin.

Race to Dubai leader Henrik Stenson (69), Marc Warren (65) and Bernd Wiesberger (64) tied for seventh at minus-18.

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