Hansen edges Nienaber for Joburg Open title

Joachim B. Hansen

Joachim B. Hansen

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Denmark’s Joachim B. Hansen edged out South Africa’s Wilco Nienaber to win his maiden European Tour title on the Joburg Open on Sunday.

Hansen carded a powerful bogey-free spherical to seal the title by two footage at Randpark Golf Membership.

The 30-year-old fired a Four-under 67 last spherical to complete on 19-under for the event and declare his maiden European Tour trophy in 146 appearances.

“It is fairly emotional. That is what we work for, you already know?” Hansen acknowledged following his victory.

“Wilco obtained in entrance fairly fast, by three footage, and we managed to stay to our recreation and our plan.”

Nienaber, who was the in a single day chief by one shot, posted a 1-under 70 last spherical to complete second at 17-under par. 

That is Nienaber’s highest end in a European Tour occasion.

Fellow countryman Shaun Norris furthermore had a stellar end at Randpark as he shot a 5-under 66 to finish third on 16-under par.

Brandon Stone was tied for fourth after a two-under 69 to complete 13-under par.

The European Tour now strikes to Leopard Creek Nation Membership for the Alfred Dunhill Championship which is able to attribute prize cash of R29 million – a really highly effective purse on the Sunshine Tour this season.

Major scores after last spherical of European Tour/Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned Joburg Open event on par 71 Firethorn course at Randpark Golf Membership in Johannesburg on Sunday (RSA until well-known):

265 – Joachim B. Hansen (DEN) 66-68-64-67

267 – Wilco Nienaber 63-67-67-70

268 – Shaun Norris 63-70-69-66

271 – Aaron Cockerill (CAN) 64-68-71-68, Brandon Stone 70-68-64-69, Steve Surry (ENG) 67-71-66-67

272 – Jacques Blaauw 66-63-73-70, Richard Bland (ENG) 67-67-68-70, Bryce Easton 69-69-67-67, Lars van Meijel (NED) 70-69-67-66

– Compiled by Sport24 workers

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