STEVE WIL­LIAMS IS SA SE­NIOR OPEN CHAM­PION

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Amateur Scene -

Steve Wil­liams may be 54, but he still prefers to play Mid-Am­a­teur tour­na­ments ahead of Se­nior events. The Mod­der­fontein mem­ber did en­ter the SA Se­nior Open, though, at Blue Val­ley, and beat a mixed field of am­a­teurs and pro­fes­sion­als to lift the tro­phy for the first time. He kept it in the fam­ily, as older brother Chris had tri­umphed in 2014. Wil­liams trailed 36-hole leader Rodger Goven­der by six shots go­ing into the fi­nal round, but closed with a 68 to beat Goven­der (76) by two. He had 73-68-68 for a seven-un­der to­tal of 209. Ash­ley Roestoff was third on 214 ahead of Rocky Tl­habayane on 215.

Chris Wil­liams did not de­fend his ti­tle, play­ing in­stead on the PGA Leg­ends Tour in Aus­tralia.

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