Rumford wins China Open for second consecutive win


TIANJIN, China – Brett Rumford has become the first Australian in 41 years to win back-to-back European Tour titles after Sunday's victory at the China Open.

Rumford shot a final-round 68 to win by four shots with a 16-under 272 total.

It had taken Rumford more than five years and 121 tour events to capture a fourth title at last week's Ballantine's Championship, but he has managed a fifth just seven days later.

Finland's Mikko Ilonen shot a 71 to finish second at 12 under, withVictor Dubuisson (68) another shot back in third.