Branden Grace claims narrow home win at Nedbank Golf Challenge

Gwen Vasquez
November 13, 2017

"It's a dream come true to win at Sun City and to win Africa's major", he said at the trophy presentation. "There are some great names on that trophy and I'm glad I've been able to get my name on it, too".

And Branden Grace will start the final round at five under as he seeks to become the first South African victor of "Africa's Major" since 2007.

Jamieson admitted his initial feeling was disappointment but is confident this performance can help him in his bid to add to a victory in the 2013 Nelson Mandela Championship in Durban.

Grace was outstanding off the tee, never getting into trouble, and he was deadly with his approaches, hitting all 18 greens in regulation.

Wiesberger made his move on the back nine with three straight birdies on Nos.

The 29-year-old endured an appalling front nine on Friday, making no less than three double bogey-6s to fall eight behind the lead, but he would not let his head drop and found himself in the final three-ball Sunday.

"I had to stay patient and I had to take the chances when they came my way". I try to play to the middle of the green.

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"I played as good as the first two rounds but my putting was maybe not as good", he said.

"I need a good week here to get into Dubai next week so that's at the back of my mind, but I first want to win the tournament; the rest will then take care of itself".

And Grace would love nothing more. It was a grind again, but I've given myself a chance and a lot can still happen.

On a day when China's Li Haotong posted the lowest round of the week with a 64 to finish fourth, Tommy Fleetwood strengthened his position at the top of the Race to Dubai rankings by claiming a share of tenth spot.

Offaly's Shane Lowry remains one under par at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa after an underwhelming third round on Saturday morning.

Sadly, the rest of the South African challenge faded on the final day, with lucky last-in-man Darren Fichardt finishing strongest of the local contingent. His first 17 holes had netted just one other bogey, and four impressive birdies.

He shot a final-round 68, which included five birdies and a bogey to be at five-under overall and a tied-sixth finish.

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