Graeme McDowell finishes tied for 24th at UBS Hong Kong Open

Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell finished tied for 24th at the UBS Hong Kong Open.

McDowell carded a final round of two-under-par 68 to finish the tournament on six-under-par – 11 shots behind winner Justin Rose.

Rose was delighted to convert his second winning opportunity in seven days by claiming his eighth European Tour title.

Rose carded a final round of 68 in Fanling to finish 17 under par, one shot clear of Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard, with England’s Matt Fitzpatrick, American Patrick Reed, Australia’s Jason Scrivener and Korea’s Lee Soomin joint third on 11 under.

“I’m very happy to get the job done,” Rose, who was the pre-tournament favourite, said. “I had a chance to win in Napa last week (at the Open). I was tied for the lead going down the 10th hole and let that one flitter away a little bit. I wanted to hang on to this one.

“Lucas played incredible golf. When you separate yourself from the field like we did, it’s probably a tough one for him to lose. But he didn’t lose it; just both of us played incredibly well.”