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Robert Rock, 34, gets first victory

Updated: June 12, 2011, 1:18 PM ET
Associated Press

FIANO, Italy -- Robert Rock completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Italian Open on Sunday to earn his first European Tour title, shooting a 5-under 67 to fend off a charge by Thorbjorn Olesen.

The 34-year-old Englishman finished at 21-under 267 at the Royal Park Roveri club for a one-stroke victory over Olesen of Denmark and Gary Boyd of England.

Olesen put pressure on Rock from the start in shooting a 62, while Boyd had a 66.

Rock drove into the trees on the par-4 17th, ...

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