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No Turkish delight for Harrington, who falls just short after brilliant final round

The Dubliner hit four birdies and an eagle on Sunday.

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ENGLAND’S JUSTIN ROSE has secured back-to-back victories for the first time in his career in winning the Turkish Airlines Open at Antalya on Sunday.

Rose held off a strong challenge from Padraig Harrington, who finished two shots back on -16 after a four under par final round.

The Dubliner hit four birdies and an eagle in an impressive final round, but ultimately a pair of bogeys denied him a play-off against Rose.

Shane Lowry finished tied for eighth after an underwhelming +1 final round.

Rose holed a 10-foot birdie putt at the final hole for a six-under par 65 to win by a stroke with an 18-under par tally on the Regnum Carya course.

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The win comes a week after Rose captured the WGC – HSBC Champions in Shanghai and it boost sthe Rio Olympic champion’s hope of ending the year as European Tour No. 1.

South African Dylan Frittelli, with a seven-under par 64, shared second on 17-under with Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts who signed for a 66.

– © AFP 2017 with additional reporting from Kevin O’Brien

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