Jon Rahm makes the final round 62 and wins the Irish Open for the second time in three years

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Rahm achieved a fourth title in just 34 European Tour starts. Dubai Duty Free Irish Open fourth-round leaderboard-16 J Rahm (Spa); -14 A Sullivan (Eng), B Wiesberger (Aut); -13 R Rock (Eng), E Pepperell (Eng), R Cabrera-Bello (Spa); -12 J Campillo (Spa), P Waring (Eng); -11 M Kaymer (Ger), E Molinari (Ita), G Green (Mal), M Lorenzo-Vera (Fra), Z Lombard (SA) Other selected: -9 C Sharvin (Ire); -8 O Wilson (Eng); -7 T. Fleetwood (Eng), L Westwood (Eng); -5 R Knox (Scot); -4 S Lowry (Ire); -3 l Poulter (Eng); -2 L Oosthuizen (SA); -1 P Harrington (Ire); Par M Wallace (Scot) Full Scoreboard (external site)

Jon Rahm made an eight-under-par final round of 62 to win the Irish Open for the second time in three years.

Rahm, 24, placed an eagle and eight birdies in his enclosure 18 in Lahinch to finish at 16 below, two shots for Andy Sullivan and Bernd Wiesberger.

The Spaniard's third victory in the Rolex Series event brings him from the 15th to the top of the race to the Dubai rankings.

The world-ranked 11 player claims his fourth European title in just his 34th start thanks to his County Clare victory.

Rahm & # 39; s overall career-numbering order of tournament wins now stands at eight and he is just a lot less than the recent record of Seve Ballesteros of three Irish Open successes, which also triumphed in Portstewart in 2017 .

The 62 of the winner was the lowest winning score of the Colin Montgomerie final in 1997 and saw him a Winner of 1,036m euro.

Tobogganing night leader Robert Rock with five shots at the start of the game, Rahm shot five of his first 10 holes, but still lagging countryman Rafa Cabrera-Bello, who took three in his first five, three.

A monster pit for an eagle three on the 12th moved him inside one of Cabrera-Bello as Englishman Rock struggled to find the shape that saw him assign a 60 in his third round.

Proving a bogey on 13 It was a temporary blip for Rahm when he birdied three of the following four holes, his beautiful iron shot to set up a three on the par-four 15th, perhaps the shot of the day.

The Ryder Cup player, who finished on Saturday with a 64 on the leaderboard, struggled on the 18th on his way to a par five, but that was enough, because by the end of the day he enjoyed it a two-to-one cushion.

& # 39; A very special moment & # 39;

"I am very excited to win this tournament for the second time – it is a very special moment. The eagle on the 12th set me up and I am very happy with how I played the previous nine , "Said Rahm.

"Fifteen of them were my target – I knew that would give me a good chance – and I ended up a better one. I love this city, this country, these people.

" My game is in good shape and I am confident that the putts would not go inside for the first two days.

"Hopefully I can keep my form now and have the best Open I have ever played in Portrush. I have fond memories of Portstewart, which is not far from Portrush, so hopefully I will have a lot of support from that again get the crowd. "

The challenge of Cabrera-Bello faded because he could not repeat his shape on the front nine in his last nine holes, registered four bogeys to guide his two birdies and settle for one part of fourth place with Rock and Eddie Pepperell.

Austrian Wiesberger and Rock provided two of the three places on offer for the Open Championship at Royal Portrush later this month and they were accompanied by Paul Waring, who finished 12 thanks to four birdies in his last six holes.

Meanwhile, Catchac Sharvin, a player of County Down, played a 70 to finish as the best Irish competitor on nine under, with Shane Lowry on four under and Padraig Harrington well on one under.

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