Fi­nal-hole birdie is clincher for th­ese three cham­pi­ons

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Inside The Ropes -

Merrick Brem­ner birdied five of his last eight holes at Glen­dower Golf Club, in­clud­ing a holed bunker shot for a three at the last, to win the 20th BMG Clas­sic by one from Dar­ren Fichardt. The 28-year-old Brem­ner had rounds of 66-71-67 for his fourth Sun­shine Tour vic­tory, earn­ing R126 800. Rookie Haydn Porteous was third on 206.

Titch Moore thrilled lo­cal fans in his home city of Port El­iz­a­beth when he birdied the fi­nal hole at Hume­wood to win the weather-short­ened Sun Board­walk Chal­lenge. With 60kph winds bat­ter­ing the links, the sec­ond round was con­tro­ver­sially can­celled after more than half the field had com­pleted their rounds. Moore com­piled two rounds of 70 to edge Eng­land’s Steve Surry (71-70) and Roberto Lupini (68-73) by one to win R95 100.

A birdie-birdie fin­ish at Pezula in Knysna gave Keith Horne his sec­ond vic­tory of 2014 in the Vodacom Ori­gins Fi­nal pre­sented by Sam­sung. He also won the Ori­gins event at St Fran­cis Links at the end of July. It was the 43-year-old Horne’s sev­enth tour vic­tory, worth R103 000. Rounds of 65-71-67 saw him hold off Ul­rich van den Berg, who had 15 birdies the last two days to shoot 66-65.

Ruan de Smidt played Pezula’s back nine in 29 the fi­nal day, with five birdies and an ea­gle, to shoot 64.

Merrick Brem­ner (above right), Keith Horne (be­low) and Titch Moore (right).

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