Grace seals sweet Nedbank Challenge victory

Postado Novembro 13, 2017

Cape Town - Branden Grace not only broke South Africa's 10-year drought by clinching the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday, he also revealed that he will be a dad for the first time.

The World No.44 delighted the home crowds during a strong-field at the Gary Player Country Club, taking the seventh Rolex Series title and becoming the first victor to hit all 18 greens in regulation in a European Tour event since 2014.

"This is awesome", said Grace, who hit all 18 greens in regulation. It's Africa's Major for a reason and what a special place it is.

Louis Oosthuizen stays the top-ranked South African in the rankings at number 22, moving up one place following his share of eighth at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

'There's a lot of history and a lot of great winners on the trophy, and I'm very glad to be able to put my name on the trophy as well.

He closed with a bogey-free 66 to win on 11 under par, with Jamieson raking second on 10 under with a 70. I missed a couple of short ones, but I think the big key was the putt on 16'.

Lowry (below), who started the day seven shots behind overnight leader Jamieson on one-under par, moved swiftly up the leaderboard when he made back-to-back birdie fours at the ninth and 10th.

It was also Grace's fourth Tour win on home soil.

"I felt if I could go bogey free today I would have a chance". That meant the Race to Dubai title will be a three-player race at the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai next weekend, when Fleetwood will try to hold onto his standings lead from Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.