AUBREY BECKLEY

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Gaut­eng North Open, Wingate Park CC Scores: 70-67-72-65 (274) Run­ner-up: Mal­colm Mitchell 69-67-68-71 (275) How he did it: Beckley (Potchefstroom) cel­e­brated his third ma­jor 72-hole tour­na­ment win, adding this to the Ekurhu­leni Open (2013) and Cape Prov­ince Open (2016) ti­tles. Start­ing the fi­nal round five shots be­hind Mal­colm Mitchell (Kloof), the 36- and 54-hole leader, Beckley, 23 in Fe­bru­ary, pro­duced an 8-birdie 65 (30-35), with three birdies in the last four holes. He also had a clos­ing 65 when he won the Cape Prov­ince ti­tle.

NO­TABLE: First-round leader Erhard Lam­brechts (Stel­len­bosch) had a hole-in-one at the 16th in an open­ing 68. Beckley had 18 birdies and two ea­gles over the four rounds, against the 20 birdies and one ea­gle by Mitchell.

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