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Dominant Rose finishes his year on a high with stroll to victory

Justin Rose
Justin Rose

By Phil Casey

Justin Rose signed off for the year with a stunning eight-shot victory at the Indonesia Masters in Jakarta, playing 28 holes on the final day.

The Englishman has now won three tournaments in the past seven weeks.

Having led from day one, the world number six first completed the last 10 holes of his weather-delayed third round, carding a 66, before finishing in style with a 10-under score of 62.

That left him 29 under par for the tournament, while the margin between him and nearest challenger, 18-year-old Phachara Khongwatmai, was the largest of his career.

His eight-stroke victory is also the biggest win on this year's Asian Tour.

A jubilant Rose said: "I have had a dream week and I have played incredible golf.

"It is my last event of the season, to finish the year on a good note and still have a couple of weeks to enjoy this win over Christmas and new year is really nice.

"It is my lowest winning score and to win by eight shots, all of those are huge positives.

"To come here with my game in good shape, have to deal with bad weather and jetlag and stay focused on all four rounds, is something that I am really pleased about."

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