Hansen seals deal with impressive win

Anders Hansen of Denmark birdied the final hole to finish 15-under-par 269 and walk away with the R2,25 million winner's cheque at the third annual Johannesburg Open.

Anders Hansen of Denmark birdied the final hole to finish 15-under-par 269 and walk away with the R2,25 million winner's cheque at the third annual Johannesburg Open.

This happened at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

Hansen sealed the deal with an impressive five-under-par 66, holding off the challenge of Andrew McLardy, whose second place was his second in the three years of the tournament.

A bogey on the 12th was hardly noticed as the Danish player made six birdies, four consecutively from the sixth hole to turn on 31, and brought the curtain down with his final one on the 18th.

McLardy had sniffed victory and turned on the heat on the back nine, stringing together a sequence of three birdies through 10, 11 and 12 to creep up onto the pacesetter.

On the 13th, he curled a delightful approach round the trees, landing the ball just 12 feet from the pin. - sunshinetour.com

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