Burmester wins 2nd straight on DP World Tour


Dean Burmester made two birdies over the final three holes to pull away from the field and win the South African Open on Sunday by 3 strokes, securing back-to-back titles on the DP World Tour following his triumph at the Joburg Open last week.

The 34-year-old South African’s final-round 68 saw him finish with a four-round total of 277, well clear of the trio of Renato Paratore, Jesper Svensson and Ryan van Velzen at 280.

Burmester started the final round 2 shots off the lead but went to the top of the leaderboard after making three birdies and a bogey in tricky scoring conditions on the front nine.

He had looked in danger of missing the cut, or even withdrawing, after feeling unwell Friday, when he carded a 74, but Burmester played himself into contention Saturday with a third-round 65.

Van Velzen shared the overnight lead but was 1 over on Sunday to drop to 8-under par, while Paratore put a double-bogey behind him early and also finished with two birdies on the final three holes.

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