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Justin Rose wins in Japan

Justin Rose completed a solid four days of golf with a one-under-par 69 in the final round to win the Chunichi Crowns by five strokes from Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng today.

The 21-year-old Englishman led from day one and came into the final round at Nagoya Golf Club with a four-stroke advantage he never looked like relinquishing.

Rose, who has lived with the burden of expectation after finishing fourth at the 1998 British Open as a 17-year-old amateur, was unable to match his 63 yesterday but holed out on a 14-under-par total of 266 for a comfortable victory.

Birdies at the second and eighth holes gave Rose an added cushion today, the only blot on his scorecard a bogey at the par-four 14th, his first dropped shot in 42 holes.

"The key to managing this course was to play the par-threes solidly," said Rose, who pocketed 24 million yen ($188,800) and a brand-new Toyota for his work.

Marksaeng fired a 67 to finish on a four-round total of 271, one stroke ahead of American Mark Wilson, who closed with a 69 to take third place.

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