Sunday, 11 January 2015
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SUNDAY JANUARY 11, 2015 – SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP HOSTED BY THE CITY OF EKURHULENI

• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 84th European Tour event.

• Moves to 158,500 points in The Race to Dubai.

• This victory beats his previous best European Tour performance of second in the 2014 Trophée Hassan II.

• Becomes the first, first-time winner of the 2015 season. 

• Becomes the first Englishman to win the South African Open Championship since the event became co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour in 1997.

• Becomes only the second Englishman to win the South African Open Championship, following Tommy Horton in 1970.

• Victory comes in his third appearance in the South African Open Championship.

• This victory beats his previous best finish in the South African Open Championship of tied 12th in 2013 (part of the 2014 European Tour season).

• Becomes the second consecutive first-time winner of the event, following Morten Ørum Madsen.

• The first time three European players have won the South African Open Championship for three consecutive years. They are: Henrik Stenson, Morten Ørum Madsen and Andy Sullivan.

• Began the final day seven shots behind leader Charl Schwartzel. This is the biggest final day comeback since Graeme McDowell’s eight at the 2014 Alstom Open de France.

• His seven is the biggest final day winning comeback since the event became part of The European Tour in 1997, beating the six of Richard Sterne in 2009.

OTHER FACTS

• Becomes the 291st English victory in European Tour history.

• Becomes the 91st different Englishman to win on The European Tour.

• Becomes the second Englishman to win on the 2015 season. They are Danny Willett (Nedbank Golf Challenge) and Andy Sullivan (South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni).

• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of 2016.

• Gains his first win as a professional.

• Becomes the second European Tour win of the 2015 season by a former Challenge Tour player. They are: Branden Grace (Alfred Dunhill Championship), Andy Sullivan (South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni)




 

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1SULLIVAN, AndyENG18-11
2SCHWARTZEL, CharlRSA18-11
3SLATTERY, LeeENG18-10
4MARTIN BENAVIDES, PabloESP18-9
T5TADINI, AlessandroITA18-7
T5AIKEN, ThomasRSA18-7

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