Golf: Rose cruises to Indonesian Masters title with 62, Mardan's 81 shocker puts him bottom

Golfer Justin Rose celebrating with the trophy after winning the Indonesian Masters golf tournament in Jakarta on Dec 17, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - England's Justin Rose carded a 10-under-par 62 in the final round of the Indonesian Masters on Sunday to record a dominant eight-stroke victory at the Asian Tour golf event.

Play was delayed on Friday and Saturday owing to multiple weather interruptions, forcing the world No. 6 to complete his third round on Sunday morning and the 37-year-old carded a 66.

Rose, the 2013 US Open champion and last year's Rio Olympics gold medallist, returned to hit nine birdies and one eagle in the last round and record the largest winning margin on the Asian Tour this year at the Royal Jakarta Golf Club.

"It is my last event of the season, to finish the year on a good note and still have a couple of weeks to enjoy this win over Christmas and New Year is really nice too," he said.

"It is the lowest-ever winning score (-29) and to win by eight shots, all of that are huge positives.

"The largest-winning margin for me in a tournament, to come here with my game in good shape, have the deal with bad weather and jet-lag and stay focused on all four rounds, is something that I am really pleased about..."

The victory completed a fine year for Rose, who was runner-up in the US Masters and won the WGC-HSBC Champions and the Turkish Airlines Open in successive weeks on the way to finishing second in the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

Thailand's Phachara Khongwatmai finished second after carding a 65 followed by Zimbabwe's Scott Vincent, Japan's Yusaku Miyazato and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat, all with identical 69s.

Singapore's Choo Tze Huang ended a creditable joint 36th after his 71 gave him a 283 total but compatriot Mardan Mamat had a nightmarish 81, including seven bogeys and a double bogey, to finish last on 296 .

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