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Irish Open: Jon Rahm wins at Portstewart by six shots after rules scare

Irish Open: Jon Rahm wins at Portstewart by six shots after rules scare

-24 J Rahm (Spa); -18 R Ramsay (Sco), M Southgate (Eng); -17 J Rose (Eng), D Drysdale (Sco), R Fox (NZ), D Im (USA); -16 J Quesne (Fra), B Hebert (Fra); -15 O Fisher (Eng), T Fleetwood (Eng), H Tanihara (Jpn) 

Jon Rahm overcame a rules scare to earn his first European Tour victory as a closing round of 65 won him the Irish Open by six shots at Portstewart.

Sharing the overnight lead on 17 under with Daniel Im, Spain's Rahm eagled the fourth as he holed from 150 yards.

Rahm was four clear on the 13th fairway when a query over his ball marking on the sixth green caused a concern.

But no penalty was imposed and a dominant Rahm, 22, finished six ahead of Richie Ramsay and Matthew Southgate.

Despite having two bogeys in his final three holes, Rahm's winning total of 24 under par was three shots inside the previous tournament record set by Bernhard Langer at Royal Dublin in 1984.

Scotland's Ramsay clinched one of the three spots for Open Championship qualification available at Portstewart with a closing 64 on another day of low scoring despite frequent rain.

Ramsay's compatriot David Drysdale, who finished with seven straight birdies to card a 63, also booked a Royal Birkdale berth along with New Zealander Ryan Fox as they shared fourth with Justin Rose and American Im. 

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