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Golfer Justin Rose returns to top 10 in world rankings after good performance at Zurich Classic of New Orleans
NORTH Hampshire golfer Justin Rose returned to the top 10 of the world rankings with an eighth-place finish at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
A final round of 68 (-4) saw the former Robert May’s School pupil move up 12 places and end the tournament 13-under-par, six shots behind winner Seung-Yul Noah of South Korea.
Rose got his campaign at TPC Louisiana off to a good start, but his card was spoiled by a double-bogey five at the penultimate hole, the 33-year-old eventually signing for a one-under-par round of 71.
He improved on day two, making birdies at five of his last nine holes to card a second round of 67 (-5), while a three-under-par round of 69 left him 20th going into the final day.
The Hook golfer got off to a slow start in his closing round, making bogey at the opening hole, but he went on to fire in five birdies to shoot four-under-par and move into the top-10.
The result saw Rose move up a place to 10th in the world rankings ahead of this weekend’s Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.
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