South African Open R4

Bezuidenhout claims back-to-back victories in South Africa

December 03-06
Gary Player CC, Sun City, South Africa
R19,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3




Christiaan Bezuidenhout has won back-to-back tournaments at home at the 110th South African Open.


“It’s unbelievable to stand here with an Open win. It’s any South African golfer’s dream to win a national tournament. It’s unreal.”

He started his round with a five shot lead ahead of Jamie Donaldson but struggled on the front nine and made no birdies but bogeyed the par-4 8th making the turn in 37 and allowing Donaldson to within two shots.



He found his form again on the back nine starting with three consecutive birdies from the 10th and another on the 16th.

“That was massive. I have to say, the second putt on 11 was huge and obviously the putt on 12 was a bonus, I just tried to get it close inside a couple of feet and made it.”


His tee shot on the 17th looked bound for the bushes but found the rough after bouncing off the cart path. Luck was with him again when his approach shot was helped along by another favourable bounce from the bank of the bunker and he avoided a bogey before closing with another par at the 18th to sign for a 69, 18-under for the tournament.

“I fought hard today, the front nine things didn’t really go my way and I just dug deep to come out with a win today.

“I knew I had to make pars coming in and I did it. I’m really, really chuffed to stand here as a winner.”



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This was Bezuidenhout’s third European Tour win this season following the Dimension Data Pro-Am and his four shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship last week, boding well for next week’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Bezuidenhout is the first player since Justin Rose in 2017 to record consecutive European Tour victories.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-18
67
67
67
69
270
2
Jamie Donaldson
-13
71
63
72
69
275
3
Dylan Frittelli
-11
68
68
70
71
277
4
Dean Burmester
-10
67
69
71
71
278
5
JC Ritchie
-9
70
71
66
72
279
T6
Marcel Siem
-8
74
68
68
70
280
T6
Scott Vincent
-8
72
69
67
72
280
T6
Hennie du Plessis
-8
70
70
68
72
280
9
Julien Guerrier
-7
73
69
69
70
281
10
Connor Syme
-6
72
70
69
71
282
T11
Darren Fichardt
-5
74
73
67
69
283
T11
Joost Luiten
-5
72
67
70
74
283
T11
Wilco Nienaber
-5
69
74
68
72
283
T14
Ruan Conradie
-4
74
68
72
70
284
T14
Louis De Jager
-4
75
71
69
69
284
T14
Calum Hill
-4
77
66
72
69
284
T14
Matthias Schwab
-4
67
72
72
73
284
T18
Aaron Cockerill
-3
71
68
72
74
285
T18
Jbe Kruger
-3
72
73
70
70
285
T20
Oliver Bekker
-2
70
73
73
70
286
T20
Anthony Michael
-2
73
69
75
69
286
T20
Jean-Paul Strydom
-2
76
67
72
71
286
T20
Steve Surry
-2
72
72
73
69
286
T20
Justin Walters
-2
69
72
71
74
286
T25
Benjamin Follett-Smith
-1
72
71
71
73
287
T25
Casey Jarvis
-1
73
74
71
69
287
T25
Ruan Korb
-1
67
72
70
78
287
T25
Jacques Kruyswijk
-1
67
72
71
77
287
T25
David Law
-1
71
71
73
72
287
T25
Richard Sterne
-1
75
69
71
72
287
T25
Ulrich Van den berg
-1
72
74
73
68
287
T32
Jaco Ahlers
E
70
75
68
75
288
T32
Scott Jamieson
E
70
74
69
75
288
T32
Brandon Stone
E
73
68
72
75
288
T35
Luke Brown
1
71
75
72
71
289
T35
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
1
70
72
74
73
289
T35
Deon Germishuys
1
74
71
74
70
289
T35
Peter Karmis
1
72
69
73
75
289
T35
Pablo Larrazabal
1
72
72
75
70
289
T40
Austin Bautista
2
71
72
74
73
290
T40
Richard Bland
2
72
74
73
71
290
T40
George Coetzee
2
73
74
71
72
290
T40
MJ Daffue
2
72
72
76
70
290
T40
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
2
72
72
73
73
290
T40
Rourke van Der Spuy
2
73
72
75
70
290
T46
Jacques Blaauw
3
74
69
73
75
291
T46
Shaun Norris
3
75
69
76
71
291
T46
Alvaro Quiros
3
75
70
72
74
291
T46
Mj Viljoen
3
70
75
70
76
291
T46
Aron Zemmer
3
67
75
72
77
291
T51
Pedro Figueiredo
4
76
68
74
74
292
T51
Jayden Schaper
4
73
73
73
73
292
T51
Neil Schietekat
4
69
75
77
71
292
T51
Darius van Driel
4
76
71
72
73
292
T55
James Kingston
5
71
73
77
72
293
T55
Martin Rohwer
5
70
75
76
72
293
T55
Shubhankar Sharma
5
74
73
73
73
293
T58
Stephen Ferreira
6
70
76
74
74
294
T58
Stanislav Matus
6
76
71
72
75
294
T58
Matthieu Pavon
6
68
78
74
74
294
T61
Michael G. Palmer
7
73
73
74
75
295
T61
Benjamin Poke
7
75
69
75
76
295
63
Matias Calderon
8
74
73
74
75
296
T64
Daan Huizing
9
72
74
75
76
297
T64
Robin Roussel
9
72
75
73
77
297
66
Ockie Strydom
10
74
70
77
77
298
T67
Nicolai Højgaard
13
72
74
73
82
301
T67
Jesper Sandborg
13
73
73
77
78
301
69
Jean Hugo
14
74
73
76
79
302
CUT
David Drysdale
4
76
72
148
CUT
Bryce Easton
4
73
75
148
CUT
Philip Eriksson
4
75
73
148
CUT
Oliver Farr
4
74
74
148
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jr
4
77
71
148
CUT
Teaghan Gauche
4
78
70
148
CUT
Christian Maas
4
73
75
148
CUT
Garrick Porteous
4
75
73
148
CUT
Jake Roos
4
78
70
148
CUT
Jaco Van zyl
4
75
73
148
CUT
Johannes Veerman
4
75
73
148
CUT
David Boote (a)
5
73
76
149
CUT
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
5
73
76
149
CUT
Rhys Enoch
5
75
74
149
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
5
76
73
149
CUT
Keith Horne
5
76
73
149
CUT
Christo Lamprecht
5
76
73
149
CUT
Richard McEvoy
5
75
74
149
CUT
Ben Stow
5
76
73
149
CUT
Daniel van Tonder
5
78
71
149
CUT
Fredrik From
6
75
75
150
CUT
Alex Haindl
6
79
71
150
CUT
Malcolm Mitchell
6
75
75
150
CUT
Ricardo Santos
6
74
76
150
CUT
Cormac Sharvin
6
72
78
150
CUT
Lars van Meijel
6
76
74
150
CUT
Jonathan Caldwell
7
72
79
151
CUT
Estiaan Conradie
7
79
72
151
CUT
Keenan Davidse
7
76
75
151
CUT
Daniel Greene
7
76
75
151
CUT
James Kamte
7
76
75
151
CUT
Anton Karlsson
7
75
76
151
CUT
Dylan Mostert
7
73
78
151
CUT
Haydn Porteous
7
76
75
151
CUT
Jaco Prinsloo
7
78
73
151
CUT
David Ravetto (a)
7
77
74
151
CUT
Julian Suri
7
72
79
151
CUT
Christiaan Basson
8
78
74
152
CUT
Jordan Duminy
8
76
76
152
CUT
Anton Haig
8
74
78
152
CUT
James Hart du Preez
8
78
74
152
CUT
Ryan Lumsden (a)
8
78
74
152
CUT
Ross McGowan
8
72
80
152
CUT
Adrian Meronk
8
76
76
152
CUT
Dylan Naidoo
8
76
76
152
CUT
Andre Nel
8
75
77
152
CUT
Yurav Premlall
8
75
77
152
CUT
Jake Redman
8
74
78
152
CUT
Tristen Strydom
8
78
74
152
CUT
Cj du Plessis
8
76
76
152
CUT
Adilson Da silva
9
73
80
153
CUT
David Dixon
9
78
75
153
CUT
Gregory Havret
9
75
78
153
CUT
Luke Jerling
9
80
73
153
CUT
Hennie Otto
9
76
77
153
CUT
Joel Sjoholm
9
79
74
153
CUT
Yikeun Chang
10
81
73
154
CUT
Garrick Higgo
10
81
73
154
CUT
Jj Senekal
10
77
77
154
CUT
Toto Thimba Jr.
10
77
77
154
CUT
Mitch Waite
10
80
74
154
CUT
Allister De Kock
11
82
73
155
CUT
Massimo Mbetse
11
80
75
155
CUT
Callum Mowat
11
82
73
155
CUT
Nikhil Rama
11
81
74
155
CUT
Leon Vorster
11
80
75
155
CUT
Robbie van West
11
81
74
155
CUT
Janne Kaske
12
82
74
156
CUT
Carlos Pigem
12
78
78
156
CUT
Zander Lombard
13
78
79
157
CUT
Siyanda Mwandla
13
75
82
157
CUT
Adrien Saddier
13
77
80
157
CUT
Dale Whitnell
13
79
78
157
CUT
Ruan De Smidt
14
80
78
158
CUT
Makhetha Mazibuko
14
77
81
158
CUT
Clinton Grobler
15
78
81
159
CUT
Samuel Simpson
16
78
82
160
CUT
Leon Visser
16
82
78
160
CUT
Thabiso Ngcobo
17
86
75
161
CUT
Chris Cannon
19
79
84
163
CUT
Adriel Poonan
23
84
83
167
CUT
Romano Saincic
26
90
80
170
WD
Kyle De Beer
9
75
42
117
WD
Toby Tree
20
69
76
79
224
WD
David Howell
5
50
50
WD
Merrick Bremner
10
82
82
DQ
Thriston Lawrence
8
76
70
78
224