Martin beats Schwartzel to scoop Dunhill title

SPAIN'S Pablo Martin took the second European Tour victory of his career when he defeated South African Charl Schwartzel by one stroke to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Golf Club in Malelane, Mpumalanga, yesterday.

SPAIN'S Pablo Martin took the second European Tour victory of his career when he defeated South African Charl Schwartzel by one stroke to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Golf Club in Malelane, Mpumalanga, yesterday.

The 23-year-old produced a steady three-under-par round of 69 to equal the tournament scoring record at 17-under-par.

Martin's safe strategy and solid putting were enough to secure the win on a day when some of his challengers fell apart.

Ernie Els slumped to a five-over-par 77 after starting the final round two strokes behind Martin at 12-under-par.

Martin's winning round featured birdies at the second, fifth, 12th and 13th holes. His only bogey came at the par-three seventh where he hit his tee shot into the water. - Reuters

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