Amazing Grace storms to Sun City title

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Branden Grace clinched the Nedbank Golf Challenge on home soil with a one-shot victory over Scotland's Scott Jamieson.

"This is awesome", said Grace.

"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".


The Scotsman won the weather-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship in the 2013 European Tour season, but taking home a check for just under £940,000 and a first Rolex Series trophy in Sun City, South Africa, would dwarf that achievement and boost his chances of making Thomas Bjorn's Ryder Cup team next year. "I missed a couple of short ones but I think the big key was the putt on 16", Grace said.

All three men birdied the 10th, but by the 15th tee there was a three way tie at the top thanks to a brilliant up-and-down recovery from Jamieson and a more straight-forward birdie gain from Grace.

It was the flawless Sunday for the local audience, and much-needed after defeats for Bafana Bafana and the Springboks, as Grace walked on air around the Gary Player Country Club en route to a one-shot win over Scotland's Scott Jamieson.


Race to Dubai victor Tommy Fleetwood carded a 1-under 71 in the final round to finish 3 under and in a tie for 10th.

"It's exciting", Jamieson told the European Tour's official website.

Li Haotong fired a best-of-the-day 64 to grab fourth spot at seven under, one ahead of Martin Kaymer, with Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick posting matching 69s to finish tied-sixth and tied-eighth respectively. I don't feel stressed about it. "I've got to see if I can step up to the challenge".


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