European Tour

Alfred Dunhill Championship 2018

December 13-16

Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa

€1,500,000

Co-sanction: Sunshine Tour

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December 13-16

Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa

€1,500,000

Co-sanction: Sunshine Tour

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Round 4

David Lipsky ends a 50-month title drought by winning in South Africa

December 16, 2018

David Lipsky held his nerve during a tense final nine holes Sunday to end a 50-month title drought by winning the EPGA Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.

The 30-year-old from Los Angeles closed with a four-under-par 68 at Leopard Creek Country Club for a total of 274 and a two-shot victory over Scot David Drysdale, who carded a 67.

Overnight leader Scott Jamieson (72) of Scotland and Zander Lombard (69) of South Africa shared third place in the last 2018/2019 European Tour event of the year.

Lipsky, the first non-South African Dunhill champion since Spaniard Pablo Martin in 2010, achieved his only previous EPGA victory at the 2014 European Masters in Switzerland.

"My short game was a huge factor here," he said after cautiously lifting the Dunhill trophy, one of the heaviest in professional golf.

"Throughout the tournament my chipping and putting were excellent on a tough course that I was playing for the first time.

"This is a beautiful part of the world, that I had heard so much about, and I plan to be back next year."

Lipsky had a five-stroke lead after 11 holes slashed to just one by the 14th as Lombard carded five consecutive threes from the 10th.

But the title race took a decisive turn on the par-three 16th as Lombard twice found water from the tee and carded a triple-bogey six.

With the South African falling five behind Lipsky again, Drysdale became the new threat to the American as he birdied the final hole to take the clubhouse lead.

Lipsky teed off at the 18th knowing a par five would suffice and went one better with a brave second shot leading to a birdie.

A long drive created a dilemma for the American ranked 305 in the world: did he lay up his second and then chip over water or go for the green.

His bold approach paid off as his eight-iron second shot landed in the heart of the green and he two putted for a two-stroke victory.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
David Lipsky
USA
-14
70
66
70
68
274
2
David Drysdale
SCO
-12
69
69
71
67
276
T3
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-11
71
66
68
72
277
T3
Zander Lombard
RSA
-11
71
69
68
69
277
T5
Ben Evans
ENG
-8
70
70
71
69
280
T5
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-8
70
69
72
69
280
T7
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-7
71
69
70
71
281
T7
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-7
72
68
70
71
281
T9
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-6
70
73
69
70
282
T9
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-6
66
73
75
68
282
T9
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-6
69
73
67
73
282
T12
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-5
69
70
73
71
283
T12
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-5
69
70
72
72
283
T12
Neil Schietekat
RSA
-5
72
72
70
69
283
T15
Brandon Stone
RSA
-4
69
70
69
76
284
T15
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-4
70
71
72
71
284
T15
Romain Langasque
FRA
-4
74
68
69
73
284
T18
Chris Paisley
ENG
-3
75
70
70
70
285
T18
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-3
75
69
66
75
285
T18
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
-3
74
72
72
67
285
T18
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-3
72
71
72
70
285
T18
Matt Wallace
ENG
-3
74
71
70
70
285
T18
Max Orrin
ENG
-3
71
74
67
73
285
T18
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-3
68
75
66
76
285
T18
Sean Crocker
USA
-3
72
68
71
74
285
T26
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-2
75
67
71
73
286
T26
David Law
SCO
-2
72
73
72
69
286
T26
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-2
70
70
72
74
286
T26
Ernie Els
RSA
-2
73
67
73
73
286
T26
George Coetzee
RSA
-2
73
70
71
72
286
T26
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-2
73
70
74
69
286
T26
Jaco Prinsloo
RSA
-2
73
70
72
71
286
T26
Marc Warren
SCO
-2
70
67
72
77
286
T34
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
-1
71
71
69
76
287
T34
Branden Grace
RSA
-1
73
72
70
72
287
T34
Doug McGuigan
RSA
-1
72
66
76
73
287
T34
Jeff Winther
SWE
-1
72
69
73
73
287
T34
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
74
71
68
74
287
T34
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-1
74
68
71
74
287
T34
Matias Calderon
CHI
-1
72
69
75
71
287
T34
Richard Sterne
RSA
-1
74
69
73
71
287
T42
Espen Kofstad
NOR
Par
69
72
73
74
288
T42
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
Par
69
77
74
68
288
T42
Kim Koivu
FIN
Par
75
65
71
77
288
T42
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
Par
73
73
70
72
288
T42
Victor Perez
FRA
Par
73
68
73
74
288
T47
Deyen Lawson
AUS
1
72
73
74
70
289
T47
JC Ritchie
RSA
1
78
68
68
75
289
T47
Robert Karlsson
SWE
1
69
72
73
75
289
T47
Steven Brown
ENG
1
72
73
72
72
289
T51
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
2
70
72
70
78
290
T51
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
2
67
72
78
73
290
T51
Keenan Davidse
RSA
2
72
71
75
72
290
T51
Lyle Rowe
RSA
2
73
73
74
70
290
T51
Peter Hanson
SWE
2
75
71
74
70
290
T56
David Borda
ESP
3
72
74
68
77
291
T56
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
3
71
72
72
76
291
T56
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
3
73
71
74
73
291
T56
Ockie Strydom
RSA
3
70
74
71
76
291
T60
Daniel Greene
RSA
4
74
70
74
74
292
T60
Matthew Jordan
ENG
4
71
72
71
78
292
62
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
5
73
70
71
79
293
T63
Thomas Aiken
RSA
6
73
72
71
78
294
T63
Tom Murray
ENG
6
71
75
73
75
294
65
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
8
73
72
79
72
296
T66
Alex Haindl
RSA
9
76
69
75
77
297
T66
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
9
75
71
76
75
297
T66
Peter Karmis
RSA
9
76
70
78
73
297
69
Scott Vincent
ZIM
10
71
75
77
75
298
T70
Chase Koepka
USA
11
73
72
75
79
299
T70
Chris Swanepoel
RSA
11
72
74
74
79
299
72
Jean Hugo
RSA
15
73
73
78
79
303
73
Mark Williams
RSA
17
75
69
79
82
305
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
3
73
74
-
-
147
CUT
Colin Nel
RSA
3
72
75
-
-
147
CUT
Garth Mulroy
RSA
3
76
71
-
-
147
CUT
Hennie Otto
RSA
3
74
73
-
-
147
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
3
69
78
-
-
147
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
3
77
70
-
-
147
CUT
Omar Sandys
RSA
3
79
68
-
-
147
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
3
75
72
-
-
147
CUT
Tyrone Ferreira
RSA
3
75
72
-
-
147
CUT
Tyrone Ryan
RSA
3
75
72
-
-
147
CUT
Allister De Kock
RSA
4
74
74
-
-
148
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
4
78
70
-
-
148
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
4
78
70
-
-
148
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
4
75
73
-
-
148
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
4
73
75
-
-
148
CUT
Michael Palmer
RSA
4
78
70
-
-
148
CUT
Morten Orum Madsen
DEN
4
76
72
-
-
148
CUT
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
4
72
76
-
-
148
CUT
Steve Surry
ENG
4
78
70
-
-
148
CUT
Stuart Manley
WAL
4
72
76
-
-
148
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
5
78
71
-
-
149
CUT
Bryce Easton
RSA
5
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Chris Cannon
ENG
5
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Daniel Hammond
RSA
5
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
USA
5
77
72
-
-
149
CUT
Merrick Bremner
RSA
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
5
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Riekus Nortje
RSA
5
77
72
-
-
149
CUT
Thriston Lawrence
RSA
5
78
71
-
-
149
CUT
Andre de Decker
RSA
6
77
73
-
-
150
CUT
Breyten Meyer
RSA
6
76
74
-
-
150
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
6
76
74
-
-
150
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
6
71
79
-
-
150
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
6
79
71
-
-
150
CUT
J. J. Senekal
RSA
6
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
6
78
72
-
-
150
CUT
Jake Roos
RSA
6
76
74
-
-
150
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
6
77
73
-
-
150
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
6
75
75
-
-
150
CUT
Ivan Cantero
ESP
7
77
74
-
-
151
CUT
Neil O'Briain
IRL
7
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
Ruan De Smidt
RSA
7
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
7
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
7
77
74
-
-
151
CUT
Wynand Dingle
RSA
7
77
74
-
-
151
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
8
75
77
-
-
152
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
8
74
78
-
-
152
CUT
Hennie Du Plessis
RSA
8
79
73
-
-
152
CUT
Jacques Blaauw
RSA
8
78
74
-
-
152
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
8
74
78
-
-
152
CUT
Trevor Immelman
RSA
8
74
78
-
-
152
CUT
Vaughn Groenewald
RSA
8
76
76
-
-
152
CUT
Dawie van der Walt
RSA
9
77
76
-
-
153
CUT
Jacquin Hess
RSA
9
75
78
-
-
153
CUT
Lindani Ndwandwe
RSA
9
78
75
-
-
153
CUT
Marc Cayeux
ZIM
9
77
76
-
-
153
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
9
77
76
-
-
153
CUT
Ryan Cairns
ZWE
9
75
78
-
-
153
CUT
Shaun Norris
RSA
9
74
79
-
-
153
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
10
78
76
-
-
154
CUT
Pieter Moolman
RSA
10
74
80
-
-
154
CUT
Rhys Enoch
WAL
10
75
79
-
-
154
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
10
81
73
-
-
154
CUT
Theunis Bezuidenhout
RSA
10
78
76
-
-
154
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
11
79
76
-
-
155
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
11
74
81
-
-
155
CUT
Danie van Tonder
RSA
11
77
78
-
-
155
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
11
76
79
-
-
155
CUT
Heinrich Bruiners
RSA
11
77
78
-
-
155
CUT
Jared Harvey
RSA
11
75
80
-
-
155
CUT
Makgetha Mazibuko
RSA
11
82
73
-
-
155
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
11
81
74
-
-
155
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
11
77
78
-
-
155
CUT
Scott Campbell
ENG
11
82
73
-
-
155
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
13
84
73
-
-
157
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
13
78
79
-
-
157
CUT
Anthony Michael
RSA
14
79
79
-
-
158
CUT
MJ Viljoen
RSA
14
78
80
-
-
158
CUT
Sipho Bujela
RSA
14
76
82
-
-
158
CUT
Thabang Simon
RSA
17
83
78
-
-
161
CUT
Cameron Moralee
RSA
18
81
81
-
-
162
CUT
Irvin Mazibuko
RSA
18
83
79
-
-
162
DSQ
Derick Petersen
RSA
Par
86
-
-
-
86
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R4
Total
1
David Lipsky
USA
-14
68
274
2
David Drysdale
SCO
-12
67
276
T3
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-11
72
277
T3
Zander Lombard
RSA
-11
69
277
T5
Ben Evans
ENG
-8
69
280
T5
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-8
69
280
T7
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-7
71
281
T7
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-7
71
281
T9
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-6
70
282
T9
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-6
68
282
T9
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-6
73
282
T12
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-5
71
283
T12
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-5
72
283
T12
Neil Schietekat
RSA
-5
69
283
T15
Brandon Stone
RSA
-4
76
284
T15
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-4
71
284
T15
Romain Langasque
FRA
-4
73
284
T18
Chris Paisley
ENG
-3
70
285
T18
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-3
75
285
T18
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
-3
67
285
T18
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-3
70
285
T18
Matt Wallace
ENG
-3
70
285
T18
Max Orrin
ENG
-3
73
285
T18
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-3
76
285
T18
Sean Crocker
USA
-3
74
285
T26
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-2
73
286
T26
David Law
SCO
-2
69
286
T26
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-2
74
286
T26
Ernie Els
RSA
-2
73
286
T26
George Coetzee
RSA
-2
72
286
T26
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-2
69
286
T26
Jaco Prinsloo
RSA
-2
71
286
T26
Marc Warren
SCO
-2
77
286
T34
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
-1
76
287
T34
Branden Grace
RSA
-1
72
287
T34
Doug McGuigan
RSA
-1
73
287
T34
Jeff Winther
SWE
-1
73
287
T34
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
74
287
T34
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-1
74
287
T34
Matias Calderon
CHI
-1
71
287
T34
Richard Sterne
RSA
-1
71
287
T42
Espen Kofstad
NOR
Par
74
288
T42
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
Par
68
288
T42
Kim Koivu
FIN
Par
77
288
T42
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
Par
72
288
T42
Victor Perez
FRA
Par
74
288
T47
Deyen Lawson
AUS
1
70
289
T47
JC Ritchie
RSA
1
75
289
T47
Robert Karlsson
SWE
1
75
289
T47
Steven Brown
ENG
1
72
289
T51
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
2
78
290
T51
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
2
73
290
T51
Keenan Davidse
RSA
2
72
290
T51
Lyle Rowe
RSA
2
70
290
T51
Peter Hanson
SWE
2
70
290
T56
David Borda
ESP
3
77
291
T56
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
3
76
291
T56
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
3
73
291
T56
Ockie Strydom
RSA
3
76
291
T60
Daniel Greene
RSA
4
74
292
T60
Matthew Jordan
ENG
4
78
292
62
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
5
79
293
T63
Thomas Aiken
RSA
6
78
294
T63
Tom Murray
ENG
6
75
294
65
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
8
72
296
T66
Alex Haindl
RSA
9
77
297
T66
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
9
75
297
T66
Peter Karmis
RSA
9
73
297
69
Scott Vincent
ZIM
10
75
298
T70
Chase Koepka
USA
11
79
299
T70
Chris Swanepoel
RSA
11
79
299
72
Jean Hugo
RSA
15
79
303
73
Mark Williams
RSA
17
82
305
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Colin Nel
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Garth Mulroy
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Hennie Otto
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
3
-
147
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
3
-
147
CUT
Omar Sandys
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Tyrone Ferreira
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Tyrone Ryan
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Allister De Kock
RSA
4
-
148
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
4
-
148
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
4
-
148
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
4
-
148
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
4
-
148
CUT
Michael Palmer
RSA
4
-
148
CUT
Morten Orum Madsen
DEN
4
-
148
CUT
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
4
-
148
CUT
Steve Surry
ENG
4
-
148
CUT
Stuart Manley
WAL
4
-
148
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
5
-
149
CUT
Bryce Easton
RSA
5
-
149
CUT
Chris Cannon
ENG
5
-
149
CUT
Daniel Hammond
RSA
5
-
149
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
USA
5
-
149
CUT
Merrick Bremner
RSA
5
-
149
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
5
-
149
CUT
Riekus Nortje
RSA
5
-
149
CUT
Thriston Lawrence
RSA
5
-
149
CUT
Andre de Decker
RSA
6
-
150
CUT
Breyten Meyer
RSA
6
-
150
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
6
-
150
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
6
-
150
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
6
-
150
CUT
J. J. Senekal
RSA
6
-
150
CUT
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
6
-
150
CUT
Jake Roos
RSA
6
-
150
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
6
-
150
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
6
-
150
CUT
Ivan Cantero
ESP
7
-
151
CUT
Neil O'Briain
IRL
7
-
151
CUT
Ruan De Smidt
RSA
7
-
151
CUT
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
7
-
151
CUT
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
7
-
151
CUT
Wynand Dingle
RSA
7
-
151
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
8
-
152
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
8
-
152
CUT
Hennie Du Plessis
RSA
8
-
152
CUT
Jacques Blaauw
RSA
8
-
152
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
8
-
152
CUT
Trevor Immelman
RSA
8
-
152
CUT
Vaughn Groenewald
RSA
8
-
152
CUT
Dawie van der Walt
RSA
9
-
153
CUT
Jacquin Hess
RSA
9
-
153
CUT
Lindani Ndwandwe
RSA
9
-
153
CUT
Marc Cayeux
ZIM
9
-
153
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
9
-
153
CUT
Ryan Cairns
ZWE
9
-
153
CUT
Shaun Norris
RSA
9
-
153
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
10
-
154
CUT
Pieter Moolman
RSA
10
-
154
CUT
Rhys Enoch
WAL
10
-
154
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
10
-
154
CUT
Theunis Bezuidenhout
RSA
10
-
154
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
11
-
155
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
11
-
155
CUT
Danie van Tonder
RSA
11
-
155
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
11
-
155
CUT
Heinrich Bruiners
RSA
11
-
155
CUT
Jared Harvey
RSA
11
-
155
CUT
Makgetha Mazibuko
RSA
11
-
155
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
11
-
155
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
11
-
155
CUT
Scott Campbell
ENG
11
-
155
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
13
-
157
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
13
-
157
CUT
Anthony Michael
RSA
14
-
158
CUT
MJ Viljoen
RSA
14
-
158
CUT
Sipho Bujela
RSA
14
-
158
CUT
Thabang Simon
RSA
17
-
161
CUT
Cameron Moralee
RSA
18
-
162
CUT
Irvin Mazibuko
RSA
18
-
162
DSQ
Derick Petersen
RSA
Par
-
86