November 06, 2016: Thorbjørn Olesen overcame a spirited challenge from David Horsey to claim his fourth European Tour victory in the Turkish Airlines Open at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort. The Dane closed out a solid victory with a final round 69, to clinch a three shot win over Haotong Li and David Horsey, both men shooting 65 on Sunday. Indian golfers enjoyed a good day too – Anirban Lahiri (T62) showed he was in great form with a 67, while SSP Chawrasia produced a third straight 69 to end in T47.
Chawrasia played a steady hand – one under through his first seven holes, including a birdie at the 12th hole. His first loss of the day came at the 17th and he added another bogey at the third hole to fall over par for the round.
But Chawrasia made a sensational finish – producing three straight birdies to end the tournament on a high note.
Anirban Lahiri played some of his best golf of the week on the final stretch. He started with five pars before making his first birdie of the day the 15th hole.
He fell back to even par on the round when he conceded a bogey at the 18th hole. Anirban Lahiri made the turn, as if he had resolved to take the course on with all his might.
Anirban Lahiri produced four birdies on his final nine holes – including three in four holes from the third hole to sign off with a fine 67.
Some sensational golf over the first three days in Antalya had given Denmark’s Olesen a seven-shot lead heading into the final round, but when Horsey rattled in a 30 footer on the ninth to turn in 29 that advantage was down to two.
England’s Horsey then birdied the long 12th to get within one, but Olesen matched his nearest challenger’s four there and then added further gains on the 14th and 15th to pull clear once more.
A closing 69 saw the 26 year old finish on 20 under par, with Horsey dropping into a share of second with China’s Li Haotong three shots further back.