Grace delights home crowd to win Nedbank title

From ESPN - November 12, 2017

Branden Grace holed a stunning 40-foot putt on the 16th green to claim a home win Sunday at the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player in Sun City, North West province, South Africa.

The South African entered the final round 3 shots behind Scott Jamieson but a closing bogey-free 66 moved him to 11 under and handed him a 1-shot victory over the Scot, who signed for a 70.

Frenchman Victor Dubuisson also recorded a 70 to finish at 9 under as the three playing partners produced a dramatic finish to the seventh Rolex Series event of the season on the European Tour.

Grace, 29, took advantage of the par-5 second and hit excellent approaches to birdie the fifth and sixth but was a shot behind Dubuisson at the turn.

He continued to make the most of the par-5s, and gains on the 10th and 14th put him in a three-way tie at the top before he made that crucial putt to take the title and complete a momentous week in which he also found out his wife was having a baby boy.


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