Antalya, Turkey (SportsNetwork.com) – Brooks Koepka fired a 7-under 65 in
Sunday’s final round as he rallied to win the Turkish Airlines Open by one
stroke over Ian Poulter.
Koepka finished his first European Tour victory at 17-under-par 271. His eagle
at the 13th gave him the outright lead for the first time in the final round,
and he held on from there.
Poulter, who led by six after two rounds, carded a 5-under 67 in the final
round to end at minus-16.
Seven different players had a piece of the lead at different points on the
front nine at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. The final nine was a battle between
Koepka and Poulter.
Henrik Stenson, who won the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai and the Race to
Dubai last year, fired an 8-under 64 for the low round of the day. He ended
alone in third at 14-under-par 274.
First-round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez (68), Andy Sullivan (67), Danny
Willett (69) and Wade Ormsby (71) shared fourth place at minus-13.
Rory McIlroy officially clinched this year’s Race To Dubai title without
playing the first three events of the finals series. Marcel Siem, Sergio
Garcia and Jamie Donaldson could have moved past McIlroy and won the Race, but
all three needed to win this event and next week’s title as well.
Siem had the best finish of the three as he closed with a 71 to finish tied
with Lee Westwood for eighth place at 12-under-par 276.
MORE TO FOLLOW.