Dubuisson takes Turkish Open title

Dubuisson took victory after McIlroy's challenge faded

Dubuisson took victory after McIlroy’s challenge faded

France’s Victor Dubuisson broke down in tears after producing a brilliant finish to win the Turkish Airlines Open for the second time in three years as Rory McIlroy’s challenge fizzled out in Antalya.

Dubuisson played his last eight holes in five under par to card a closing 66 and finish 22 under par, one shot ahead of South Africa's Jaco Van Zyl, with Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat a shot further back.

World number three McIlroy began the day just a shot off the lead after three consecutive 67s, but could only manage a final round of 71 to finish in a tie for sixth.

Dubuisson was three off the lead after Aphibarnrat's sixth birdie of the day on the 10th, despite brilliantly saving par on the same hole with a pitch through the trees after taking a penalty drop when his wayward drive finished in a bush.

The 25-year-old then chipped in for an eagle on the 11th and birdied the 15th and 17th to join Van Zyl in the lead, before a massive drive on the 18th and superb approach to 10 feet.

Aphibarnrat almost chipped in for an eagle from over the green but missed from a matter of inches for his birdie, while Van Zyl could also only make par.

Shane Lowry shot a closing round of 66 to finish in eighth place and move up to third in the Race to Dubai.

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