However, Westwood dropped a shot at the last to fall back to eight under alongside Rumford
with Thailand's Prom Meesawat, Dane Thorbjorn Olesen, Scotland's Grant Forrest and Australian Lucas Herbert one stroke further back.
A chip-in eagle on the 15th briefly saw him keep pace with home favourite Rumford
, who mixed 10 birdies with two bogeys to reach eight under.
Other selections Brett Rumford
28-1 Seung-Su Han 50-1 Brett Rumford
's backers were left to sweat last year after he completed the three strokeplay events five shots ahead of the field before holding his nerve to come through four knockout matches and claim his sixth European Tour title.
I guess the only thing that was reported was that I had a bit of food poisoning," Rumford
said on Tuesday.
closed out the match in style with birdies at the 14th and 15th to be eight under par for the 15 holes needed to secure a 5&3 win.
Gary Player Group: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, JAMIE DONALDSON, Brett Rumford
As with last week I am kind of speechless at the moment, it's quite surreal," Rumford
labelled his heroics "surreal" but the PS345,000 winner's cheque was anything but weird.
carded a final round 68 to finish on 16-under, four shots clear of Finland's Mikko Ilonen on 12-under, while Victor Dubuisson was a further shot back on 11-under.
A third round of 69 at Binhai Lake left Rumford
12 under, one shot ahead of playing partner Mikko Ilonen who bogeyed the 18th after hitting his tee-shot into the water in a round of 73.
AUSTRALIA'S Brett Rumford
will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Volvo China Open today as he chases back-to-back wins on the European Tour.
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Head coach Richard Pell, who joined the club from Castleford in November, left by mutual consent earlier this week and his assistant Tim Rumford
was put in temporary charge.
Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez produced a flawless front nine to move into a share of the lead with Australian Brett Rumford
before bad weather brought the third round to a halt for the day.
The saying is relevant to Rumford
Investments' Unity residential tower that stands alongside Rumford
's 20 Chapel Street office block.