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Matthew Baldwin Secures First Win on DP World Tour at SDC Championship

Matthew Baldwin Secures First Win on DP World Tour at SDC Championship

Matthew Baldwin marked his 200th event on the DP Word Tour with a first DP World Tour title as he eased to victory at the SDC Championship in South Africa.

The Englishman carded a four-under 68 in the final round to cruise to his first ever triumph.

Baldwin began the final day tied at the top of the leaderboard with Kristian Krogh Johannessen but the 37-year-old dominated the day, sinking three birdies in the last four holes earn his position as outright leader and extend that lead by four shots.

Deeper into the day, this lead was further stretched to six shots after hitting birdies on the front nine. His first bogey of the day on the 11th did not hinder his progress as he continued to sink more birdies, this time on the 13th and 14th which helped him finish the day on 18-under.

This victory symbolizes an extraordinary comeback for the Englishman after he lost his Tour card in 2016 due to a number of injuries.

“It’s been a tough few years, so obviously to get the win means absolutely everything,” he said.

“I can’t process it right now, but it just means the world to me.”

Adri Arnaus from Spain, Baldwin’s closest rival, finished in second with 11-under 67 while there was a five-way tie for third on 10-under which included the likes of Kristian Krogh Johannessen and Ewen Ferguson.

The next event on the DP World Tour is the Jonsson Workwear Open taking place at The Club at Steyn City between March 23 -26.

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