Fleetwood wins first ti­tle since Abu Dhabi

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English­man Tommy Fleetwood carded three ea­gles in a scin­til­lat­ing fi­nal round 65 to claim a play-off vic­tory over Swede Mar­cus Kin­hult at the Ned­bank Golf Chal­lenge yes­ter­day. The 2017 Race to Dubai win­ner started the day six shots behind leader Zan­der Lom­bard but surged up the leader­board and into a play-off, which he won on the first ex­tra-hole as Kin­hult was off tar­get with his drive and could only card a bo­gey five. It was his first tour­na­ment win since the Abu Dhabi HSBC Cham­pi­onship in Jan­uary 2018. “I made a great up and down on one and with­out that, the day could have been com­pletely dif­fer­ent. I was also re­ally proud of how I played 17 and 18,” Fleetwood said. He is now sec­ond in this year’s Race to Dubai behind the Aus­trian Bernd Wies­berger, who was in a tie for third yes­ter­day.

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