Branden Grace shot closing 66 for the win
Branden Grace wins
Branden Grace wins the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player to delight the home fans, with a score of 11-under 277, becoming only the second man since Trevor Immelman in 2007 to win at home.
Grace hit all 18 greens in regulation in his final round as he moved alongside Louis Oosthuizen into a tie for fourth on the list of all-time South African European Tour winners, behind only Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel.
Grace finished his final round for a bogey-free six-under 66 consisting six birdies, replacing third round co-leaders Scott Jamieson and Dubuisson for second and third places at 10-under 278 and nine-under 279, with whom he shared the lead with four holes to play and moved to a solo lead with a 40-foot birdie on the 16th.
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Grace has previously made a record at The Open for the lowest score of 61 in August this year, breaking the 62 curse, today’s win has moved him into top ten on the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex.
Dubuisson and Jamieson, third round co-leaders
Victor Dubuisson and Scott Jamieson co-led the field on Saturday at eight-under par, where Jamieson posted a bogey-free 67 and Dubuisson posted one-under 71 for the share of the lead. Today too they had a good run and shared the lead with the winner till the 15th hole before Grace moved ahead with a 40-footer birdie on the 16th.
Dubuisson posted three birdies and a bogey for a two-under 70 finish at the event for a third-place finish and Jamieson too had a similar finish with four birdies and a double-bogey on the par-4 8th for a second-place finish on the board.
Following the top-three leaders is Li Haotong moving 22 places up for a fourth-place finish on the board at seven-under 281 and a final round of eight-under 64 consisting eight birdies. Martin Kaymer finished the event for fifth-place at six-under 282.
Others include Darren Fichardt, and Lee Westwood sharing sixth place, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Louis Oosthuizen, share the eight-place, and Graeme Storm, and Race to Dubai Rankings leader Tommy Fleetwood share the 10th-place on the board.
Next stop on the European Tour is at DP World Tour Championship in Dubai starting Nov 16th, 2017.