Olesen holds off Horsey charge for wire-to-wire win


Thorbjorn Olesen held off final-day charges from David Horsey and Li Haotong to end a week of dominance with the Turkish Open title.

Olesen completed his first victory of 2016 in fine fashion, winning wire-to-wire at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort after finishing three shots clear of the chasing pack.

The Dane came into his final round enjoying a dominant seven-shot lead over the field and took few chances on his front nine, combining a birdie and bogey to turn at level par.

However, as he set off for home his advantage had been trimmed to two shots by Horsey, with Olesen's playing partner Bernd Wiesberger also poised to take advantage, just three behind.

Horsey birdied 12 to close to within touching distance of Olesen, who then picked up a shot at the same hole, despite finding the bunker with his tee shot and stretched his lead further at the par-three 14th after sending a tee-shot to within inches of the hole.

A bogey at 16 raised hopes of late drama, with Li on a late charge - birdieing four in succession from 13-16 - but Olesen regained his composure to ease to victory, despite flirting with the trees at 17.

Olesen recorded 20-under for the week, with Horsey and Li trailing him on 17-under. Wiesberger was fourth, two shots further back.