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Dec 7th, 2020

Bezuidenhout at the double

South African adds his home Open to his Alfred Dunhill success

Christiaan Bezuidenhout cruised to victory at the South African Open to complete a double having won last week at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. The South African closed with a three-under-par for an eighteen under total and a five-shot victory from Jamie Donaldson of Wales.

Bezuidenhout saw off the challenge of Donaldson who at one point had closed to within two shots of the leader. However, the turning point came at the 9th hole, who having seen his chip for birdie lip out then missed the par putt.
The lead of Bezuidenhout was three at the turn and following three consecutive birdies from the 10th tee he cruised down the stretch. A faultless back nine which included four birdies saw him back in 32 for a total of 67 and the comfortable victory.
"It's a South African golfer's dream to win a national tournament. It's unreal," said Bezuidenhout.
"I have fought hard today. The front nine things did not go my way. I am just happy to come out with a win,"

Bezuidenhout clinched his maiden professional win in Andalucia Masters at Valderrama last year and the win this weekend propels him into world top fifty at thirty-fifth.
South African Dylan Frittelli closed with a one-under round of 71 to claim sole possession of third place one shot ahead of countryman Dean Burmester.

TAGS: European Tour, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, South African Open, Jamie Donaldson, 2020