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Defending champion Robert Rock withdraws from Golf championship

Rock a shock winner here last year told organisers he was feeling unwell and withdrew from today's day two action

  • By M. Satya Narayan, Abu Dhabi Deputy Editor
  • Published: 11:44 January 18, 2013

Abu Dhabi: Defending champion Robert Rock has withdrawn from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship after falling ill. Rock a shock winner here last year, had a poor opening round of four over par 76 on Thursday, told organisers  he was feeling unwell and withdrew from today's day two action. 

Rock's group mate Justin Rose, meanwhile, consolidated his lead with another birdie and was six under par after the first ten holes in the second round.

The world number five was tied on five under 67 with Jamie Donaldson with after the opening round.
 

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