Olsen can’t stop Rock

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Robert Rock held off a stunning charge from Thorbjorn Olesen to claim his maiden victory on the European Tour at the Italian Open yesterday.

Englishman Rock carded a final round 67 in Turin to finish on 21 under, one shot ahead of Olesen, who had earlier set a challenging clubhouse lead after a wonderful 62, and Gary Boyd.

Scot Peter Whiteford was fourth, two shots behind Rock.

”I have been waiting a long time to be in with a chance of doing this,” Rock said afterwards. “I played good today so I am very happy. It’s a fantastic feeling, it’s one of my favourite courses now. Since they changed the venue I have done well here. I wasn’t really expecting this.”

Englishman Boyd capped an impressive few days with a closing 66.