Frittelli, 27, carded six birdies and one bogey to finish 12-under-par, one stroke clear of
Once a playing partner of Jordan Spieth while at college in the
He almost found himself in another playoff this time, but Kruger’s own fine round was tarnished by a bogey at the last, a 67 seeing him fall one shot shy.
“I’m really happy with the way the week went – super stoked to get my first win on the European Tour – I think it’s been a long time coming, and I am glad to be inside the winner’s circle,” Frittelli told the europeantour.com website.
Sitting 17th in the Race to
He had started the day on 7-under, two shots behind overnight leader Felipe Aguilar. The Chilean had led after each of the opening three rounds, but fell away after carding five bogeys in a 3-over-par round of 75.
He finished tied for 10th on 6-under-par, while Frittelli birdied three of the first four holes and recovered from a wobble at the start of the back nine to see out the victory.
A birdie at 16 and then two pars to finish allowed him to hold off Kruger.
Horsey, who matched the course record with an 8-under 64 on Friday, produced a flawless final round of 65, featuring seven birdies, but fell just short.