Rumford eyes back-to-back victories in European Tour

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Brett Rumford of Australia kisses the winner's trophy after the final round of the Ballantine's Championship at Blackstone Golf Club Picture: AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE

Brett Rumford is one round away from becoming only the third Australian to win back-to-back tournaments in the 41-year history of the European Tour.

Rumford shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Saturday during the third round of the China Open on the Binhai Lake Golf Club course to move to 12 under, one stroke clear of Mikko Ilonen (73). The Finn led by three shots at the halfway mark.

Rumford says "it was a really tough day and a very tiring day, and I really started to feel it on the back nine."

The Australian ended a six-year victory drought by capturing the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea last week.

Jack Newton (1972) and Graham Marsh (1977) are the only two Australians to have won consecutive events on tour

 

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