Alfred Dunhill Championship R4

Christiaan Bezuidenhout claims second European Tour title

November 26-29
Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa
€1,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3




Home favourite Christiaan Bezuidenhout shot a bogey-free back nine 34 to claim his second European Tour title at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.


“It’s incredible,” said Bezuidenhout. “This tournament has been close to my heart since I played it for the first time. It’s always been a tournament I wanted to win and to pull it off today is really, really special to me.

“I’m proud of myself to stick in there and to have pulled it off round here.



“I played with Louis (Oosthuizen) and Charl (Schwartzel) in a practice round at Augusta and they said you can’t play this course the way you played it with the previous grass on it. I never thought of it that way and I just came here with a different frame of mind and I played it like it’s playing now – firm and fast.”

Bezuidenhout started his round three shots behind 54-hole leader Adrian Meronk and made three birdies at the third, fifth and sixth holes before making a double bogey and bogey at the seventh and eighth to make the turn in 35, one shot behind the leader.


He birdied the 11th then made a 25 foot putt for another birdie at the 14th to move to the top of the leaderboard and sealed the deal with another at the 15th to close the tournament at 14-under.

Richard Bland, Sean Crocker, Adrian Meronk and Jayden Shaper all tied for second place four shots behind Bezuidenhout.



Robert MacIntyre, Alexander Levy, Scott Jamieson and Adri Arnaus tied for sixth at 9-under.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-14
69
68
68
69
274
T2
Richard Bland
-10
67
67
74
70
278
T2
Sean Crocker
-10
70
68
68
72
278
T2
Adrian Meronk
-10
65
66
71
76
278
T2
Jayden Schaper
-10
69
67
67
75
278
T6
Marcus Armitage
-9
71
71
67
70
279
T6
Adri Arnaus
-9
70
67
69
73
279
T6
Scott Jamieson
-9
66
71
72
70
279
T6
Alexander Levy
-9
70
72
68
69
279
T6
Robert MacIntyre
-9
72
70
70
67
279
11
Fabrizio Zanotti
-8
71
71
68
70
280
12
Wilco Nienaber
-7
71
68
72
70
281
T13
Wil Besseling
-6
73
70
68
71
282
T13
Calum Hill
-6
71
69
67
75
282
T13
Matthias Schwab
-6
70
71
68
73
282
T13
Oliver Wilson
-6
69
69
74
70
282
T17
Pedro Figueiredo
-5
72
68
69
74
283
T17
Scott Vincent
-5
72
70
71
70
283
T17
Dale Whitnell
-5
70
72
71
70
283
T20
Oliver Farr
-4
70
68
73
73
284
T20
Joachim B. Hansen
-4
70
64
73
77
284
T20
Adrian Otaegui
-4
75
68
70
71
284
T23
Masahiro Kawamura
-3
69
73
71
72
285
T23
Brandon Stone
-3
71
72
69
73
285
T25
Matthew Jordan
-2
69
73
72
72
286
T25
Richard McEvoy
-2
71
70
71
74
286
T25
Cormac Sharvin
-2
72
72
68
74
286
T25
Johannes Veerman
-2
71
71
70
74
286
T25
Justin Walters
-2
72
72
72
70
286
T25
Hennie du Plessis
-2
72
71
71
72
286
T31
Oliver Bekker
-1
73
69
71
74
287
T31
David Horsey
-1
69
73
72
73
287
T31
Joost Luiten
-1
69
72
73
73
287
T31
Robin Roussel
-1
65
71
73
78
287
T35
Christiaan Basson
E
69
69
74
76
288
T35
Jbe Kruger
E
69
72
72
75
288
T35
Marcel Siem
E
69
72
77
70
288
T35
Julian Suri
E
71
69
68
80
288
T39
Philip Eriksson
1
74
67
76
72
289
T39
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
1
68
75
72
74
289
T39
Pablo Larrazabal
1
74
69
74
72
289
T39
Chris Wood
1
69
73
72
75
289
T39
Daniel van Tonder
1
69
70
70
80
289
T44
James Kingston
2
71
68
74
77
290
T44
Martin Rohwer
2
74
70
75
71
290
T44
Darius van Driel
2
73
71
73
73
290
T47
Gavin Kyle Green
3
68
74
73
76
291
T47
Anthony Michael
3
76
68
69
78
291
T47
Garrick Porteous
3
71
72
77
71
291
T47
Richard Sterne
3
71
73
72
75
291
T51
Steven Brown
4
69
74
75
74
292
T51
Steve Surry
4
72
70
72
78
292
T51
Mj Viljoen
4
73
69
74
76
292
54
Jaco Van zyl
5
70
72
77
74
293
T55
Darren Fichardt
6
73
70
74
77
294
T55
Rourke van Der Spuy
6
74
69
79
72
294
T57
James Hart du Preez
7
69
74
73
79
295
T57
Matthieu Pavon
7
73
69
79
74
295
T57
Ockie Strydom
7
68
70
78
79
295
T60
Trevor Fisher Jr
9
73
71
75
78
297
T60
Dylan Naidoo
9
74
69
71
83
297
T60
Jean-Paul Strydom
9
73
71
76
77
297
63
Ruan Conradie
10
70
73
75
80
298
T64
Benjamin Follett-Smith
11
69
69
81
80
299
T64
Eddie Pepperell
11
71
71
76
81
299
CUT
Jaco Ahlers
1
73
72
145
CUT
Jacques Blaauw
1
69
76
145
CUT
Matias Calderon
1
71
74
145
CUT
George Coetzee
1
73
72
145
CUT
David Drysdale
1
72
73
145
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
1
74
71
145
CUT
Deon Germishuys
1
73
72
145
CUT
Keith Horne
1
75
70
145
CUT
Casey Jarvis
1
74
71
145
CUT
Anton Karlsson
1
73
72
145
CUT
Ruan Korb
1
75
70
145
CUT
Thriston Lawrence
1
76
69
145
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
1
75
70
145
CUT
Joel Stalter
1
76
69
145
CUT
Chris Cannon
2
74
72
146
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
2
76
70
146
CUT
Bryce Easton
2
76
70
146
CUT
Daniel Greene
2
70
76
146
CUT
Michael G. Palmer
2
73
73
146
CUT
Jake Redman
2
76
70
146
CUT
Jake Roos
2
74
72
146
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
2
73
73
146
CUT
Keenan Davidse
3
74
73
147
CUT
Julien Guerrier
3
72
75
147
CUT
Garrick Higgo
3
72
75
147
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
3
71
76
147
CUT
David Law
3
72
75
147
CUT
Ross McGowan
3
76
71
147
CUT
JC Ritchie
3
75
72
147
CUT
Jack Senior
3
76
71
147
CUT
Connor Syme
3
78
69
147
CUT
Andrew van Der Knaap
3
77
70
147
CUT
Dean Burmester
4
76
72
148
CUT
Adilson Da silva
4
74
74
148
CUT
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
4
70
78
148
CUT
Jean Hugo
4
76
72
148
CUT
Shaun Norris
4
76
72
148
CUT
Riekus Nortje
4
72
76
148
CUT
Jaco Prinsloo
4
76
72
148
CUT
Neil Schietekat
4
77
71
148
CUT
Cj du Plessis
4
74
74
148
CUT
Laurie Canter
5
74
75
149
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
5
76
73
149
CUT
Louis De Jager
5
79
70
149
CUT
Michael Hollick
5
78
71
149
CUT
Zander Lombard
5
73
76
149
CUT
Musiwalo Nethunzwi
5
79
70
149
CUT
Ricardo Santos
5
75
74
149
CUT
Toby Tree
5
74
75
149
CUT
Stefan Wears-Taylor
5
77
72
149
CUT
Lars van Meijel
5
71
78
149
CUT
Sean Bradley
6
72
78
150
CUT
Rhys Enoch
6
77
73
150
CUT
Anton Haig
6
74
76
150
CUT
Scott Hend
6
74
76
150
CUT
Albert Venter (a)
6
75
75
150
CUT
Heinrich Bruiners
7
77
74
151
CUT
Estiaan Conradie
7
75
76
151
CUT
Stephen Ferreira
7
74
77
151
CUT
Joel Sjoholm
7
78
73
151
CUT
MJ Daffue
8
76
76
152
CUT
Oliver Fisher
8
80
72
152
CUT
Joe Long
8
79
73
152
CUT
Tristen Strydom
8
78
74
152
CUT
Louis Albertse
9
73
80
153
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
9
77
76
153
CUT
Nicolai Højgaard
9
73
80
153
CUT
Carlos Pigem
9
76
77
153
CUT
Ruan De Smidt
10
83
71
154
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
10
77
77
154
CUT
Adrien Saddier
10
77
77
154
CUT
Ben Stow
10
79
75
154
CUT
David Howell
11
76
79
155
CUT
Luke Jerling
11
77
78
155
CUT
Jj Senekal
11
77
78
155
CUT
Jake Bolton
12
79
77
156
CUT
Jonathan Caldwell
12
79
77
156
CUT
Jorge Campillo
12
80
76
156
CUT
Jack Harrison
12
76
80
156
CUT
Benjamin Poke
12
76
80
156
CUT
Haydn Porteous
12
77
79
156
CUT
Toto Thimba Jr.
12
77
79
156
CUT
Callum Mowat
13
76
81
157
CUT
Hennie Otto
14
75
83
158
CUT
Teaghan Gauche
15
82
77
159
CUT
Siyanda Mwandla
15
83
76
159
CUT
Thanda Mavundla
16
81
79
160
CUT
Thomas Plumb
18
89
73
162
CUT
Merrick Bremner
19
80
83
163
WD
Alex Haindl 8 59
59
WD
Andrea Pavan 15 87
87