Frances Bourdy wins Hong Kong Open


HONG KONG (AP)—France’s Gregory Bourdy has survived a late challenge from RoryMcIlroy to win the Hong Kong Open by two strokes and secure a berth at theEuropean Tour’s year-end championship in Dubai.

Bourdy had four birdies and a bogey in a 3-under 67 that gave him a 19-under261 total and his third European Tour title. The win moved the Frenchman intothe top 60 on the money list, qualifying him for Dubai.

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McIlroy shot a 64 but faltered at the end. He was within one shot of Bourdyafter an eagle on the 13th and birdies on Nos. 15-16, but missed a short putt onthe 17th to fall two back.

The 20-year-old from Northern Ireland lost a playoff to Lin Wen-tang in HongKong last year.

Dutchman Robert-Jan Derksen (68) and Italy’s Francesco Molinari (64)finished tied for third another stroke back.