Two consecutive wins for Schwartzel

JOHANNESBURG - CHARL Schwartzel won his second consecutive European Tour event with a six-stroke victory in the Joburg Open yesterday.

The South African was never threatened on the final day of the tournament at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

He shot a final-round 66 on the East Course to finish to the event on 23-under-par 261, six clear of second-placed fellow South African Keith Horne and Briton Darren Clarke.

Schwartzel dropped only three shots all week - a bogey at the third yesterday and a double-bogey at the West Course's 12th on Thursday. The win cements his place at the top of the Race to Dubai standings after four events on the 2010 European Tour.

Schwartzel won last week's Africa Open.

He delivered a knockout blow at the 10th, where he sank a birdie to reach 20 under par and move five ahead. A birdie at the par-four 14th put him six clear.

James Kamte and England's Danny Willett finished tied for fourth at 14 under par.

Yesterday was the first day of the tournament not to be interrupted by thunderstorms. - Reuters