Rose victorious

HONG KONG: World No 7 Justin Rose needed all his experience on Sunday to win a tight battle against Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard and triumph in the Hong Kong Open by just one shot. Rose started the final day tied for the lead with 285th-ranked Bjerregaard, but a double bogey by the young Dane late in the round derailed his challenge. Englishman Rose, 35, is the first from his country to win the tournament since Ian Poulter in 2010. He finished with a 17-under 263, which could see him bumped to fifth in the world rankings. The unheralded Bjerregaard, aged 24, finished just one shot behind him at 16-under. Ties for third place were Soomin Lee, Patrick Reed, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Jason Scrivener — all finishing with an 11-under 269.