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Rookie Bradbury claims stunning Jo’burg Open cross-country win – SABC News

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England’s Dan Bradbury carded a final round 67 on Sunday to take a three-shot victory at the DP World Tour’s Jo’burg Open, making the most of a sponsor’s invitation in his third professional start and earning a place at next year’s British Open .

Bradbury, 23, recorded five birdies and a bogey on the 18th hole on Sunday to take the tournament to 21 under par as he held off a challenge from Finland’s Sami Vallimäki, whose fourth-round 69 was enough to finish second with 18 below nominal indicators. .

Christian Bezuidenhout (66) and Daniel van Tonder (68) tied for third at Houghton Golf Club at 17 under

Bradbury’s 63 in the first round set the tone for his victory as he led after each round, entering the tournament without status in either tour, but leaves him with a two-year exemption and a $165,000 winners’ cheque.

“I don’t think it’s going to stay for a few days,” he told reporters. “It’s just a lot of pressure off your back – it’s nice.”

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