13 Jun 2011

Rock breaks through for European tour title

6:03 am on 13 June 2011

The 34 year old English golfer Robert Rock has broken through for his first European Tour title with a one-shot victory at the Italian Open.

Rock carded a final-round five-under-par 67 to finish on 21 under for the tournament, holding off a fighting challenge from Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark, who went round in 62 after a spectacular outward 29.

Rock survived a nervous start to the final round to capture his first title in nine years on the tour.

His next date is a debut appearance at the US Open starting on Friday at the Congressional club in Maryland.