The Turkish Airlines Open, Antalya played from the 29th October through to the 1st November was blessed with fantastic weather, a golf course presented stunning condition, a closely fought battle and a deserving winner.
Ryder Cup star, Victor Dubuisson (above) who has only managed two top ten finishes this season managed to claim his second Turkish Airlines Open titles, adding to his 2013 victory.
Admitting to suffering from a “crisis of confidence”, the Frenchman moved up to 7th in the Race to Dubai standings.
Dubuisson birdied three of the final four holes to snatch victory from Jaco Van Zyl, who standing on the 17th tee looked as though he was going to win wire to wire victories and his maiden European Tour title, but two birdies in the final two holes, reminiscent of his finish in 2013 meant that Van Zyl came up a single shot short of Dubuisson´s total of 22under par.
It was a great battle down the stretch and the final round saw various leaders throughout the course of the day.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (above) played his way into the lead but a bogey on the 7th gave the lead to Van Zyl, but a bogey on the 8th opened the door to the chasing pack.
Aphibarnrat was the first player to reach 20 under par, whilst Dubuisson made a stunning save after chipping through the trees to a few feet, it was that save that catapulted the Frenchman to success, he showed great touch chipping in on the 11th, he got within one on the 15th and a birdie on seventeen put him into a share for the lead.
Dubuisson then showed why he was such a star hitting a monstrous drive up the eighteenth and an sublime approach to 8 feet. From here two putts were enough to secure victory as Van Zyl could only par the final hole.
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