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Louis Oosthuizen Wins Alfred Dunhill Championship

Louis Oosthuizen Wins Alfred Dunhill Championship

Louis Oosthuizen held off compatriot Charl Schwartzel to earn his first DP World title in five years to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.

The 41-year-old South African closed with a final-round three-under 69 to seal a two shot victory in the weather-affected tournament at Leopard Creek Country Club in Mpumalanga.

Play had been suspended on Sunday due to heavy rainfall and thunderous conditions with both Oosthuizen and Schwartzel tied for the lead. But when play resumed on Monday, Oosthuizen took the lead outright thanks to three birdie putts.

Despite a nervy ending, the LIV golfer held on to finish on 18 under and win his 10th DP World Tour title.

“This is a tournament that I really wanted,” said Oosthuizen.

“It took me a while. It’s always a great place coming back to. I wouldn’t say 18 was kind to me this time, but I managed it a little bit, maybe not on the last hole there but I got it through.”

Christiaan Bezuidenhout, also from South Africa, ended in third whilst there was a three way tie for fourth featured Holland’s Darius van Driel, Germany’s Matthias Schmid and England’s Marco Penge.

The next event on the DP World Tour schedule is the Mauritius Open taking place between 14-17 December at Heritage Golf Club.