Final-hole birdie is clincher for these three champions
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).