Ockie Strydom won the Alfred Dunhill Championship with a closing 69

Strydom seals Alfred Dunhill victory

South Africa’s Ockie Strydom carded a final-round 69 to claim his first on the DP World Tour with a two-shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.

The 37-year-old started the final round level on 15-under par with Scott Jamieson, but suffered a setback on the ninth with a double-bogey. He rallied, however, to secure four birdies in the next five holes and ease to victory on 18-under par.

Spaniard Adrian Otaegui, who closed with a 68, took second, with England’s Laurie Canter taking third after flying up the leaderboard with an 8-under-par 64 on Sunday. Jamieson dropped away tamely, shooting a final round 76 to finish

Strydom, who finished 15th in last week’s South African Open, picked up €255,000 for the win and also earned his card to play on the DP World Tour for the remainder of the 2023 season. His world ranking has risen from 384th to 242nd.

He said:  “It feels good to have finally done it, and to do it at Leopard Creek makes it even more special. I love playing this course. I feel calm out in the bush. I think my plans for next year have just changed a little bit, and I couldn’t be happier.”

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