Branden Grace won the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City. Photo: @golfatsun via Twitter

SUN CITY - Branden Grace shot a scintillating six-under 66 here on Sunday to win the 2017 edition of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, ending a 10-year trophy drought by the South Africans.

Outstanding off the tee and hitting every green in regulation allowed the George-based golfer to make six birdies and no bogeys for a total of 11-under par, to win by one shot from third round leader Scott Jamieson, who posted a score of 70, to be at 10-under par.

He became the first South African since 2007, when Trevor Immelman won here, to bag “Africa’s Major”.

France’s Victor Dubuisson was third after going around the Gary Player Country Club in 70 shots, for  a nine-under par score.

China’s Li Haotong finished fourth after making eight birdies in a blemish-free round of 64 – the lowest of the week – for a score of seven-under par.


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