Published Sunday, 20 October 2013
Rory McIlroy speaks with caddie J.P. Fitzgerald in Chonan, South Korea (© Getty)
The former world number one, who had fallen 10 shots behind the lead after three rounds, carded five birdies in his four-under-par round to end one behind winner Kang Sung-hoon.
It was a strong finish after what had been a frustrating third day for McIlroy at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club course near Cheonan.
The only blemish in the final round for the 24-year-old, who had been playing his first tournament for a month, was a bogey at the 16th.
His 67 came after rounds of 70, 69 and 75 this week.
Afterwards McIlroy, the star attraction at the OneAsia Tour event, said it was "a little frustrating".
"I'm happy with how I hit it. I hit the ball really well off the tee and my iron play was very solid as well," he said.
I feel like my game is in good shape going into the next few weeks, and that's a good thing.
He added: "I could have shot anything, absolutely anything.
"I only missed two greens and had so many chances, but it was like the story of yesterday - I just didn't hole enough putts," the world number six told the OneAsia website.
"I created so many more chances today that it could have been 61, 62. It just wasn't to be.
"I didn't birdie any of the par fives, which was disappointing.
"I felt like it could have been so much lower the last couple of days."
"If I keep giving myself all those birdie chances, sooner or later I'm going to start holing a few. I'll work on my putting over the next couple of days and get ready for Shanghai," he added.
McIlroy hasn't won a tournament since changing club manufacturer at the end last year.
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