Sunday, 12 November 2017
Branden Grace admires the trophy  (Getty Images)
Branden Grace admires the trophy (Getty Images)

 - Claims his eighth European Tour win in his 167th appearance

- Captures his first victory since the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in 2016

- He becomes the first South African winner of this event since Trevor Immelman in 2007

- Climbs to ninth on the Race to Dubai Rakings presented by Rolex with 1,972,695, up from 34th

- Looks set to move to 29th in the Official Golf World Rankings from 44th

- He becomes seventh different Rolex Series winner this season, following Alex Noren (BMW PGA Championship), Tommy Fleetwood (HNA Open de France), Jon Rahm (Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation), Rafa Cabrera Bello (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open), Tyrrell Hatton (Italian Open) and Justin Rose (Turkish Airlines Open)

- Becomes the first player to win a Rolex Series event on home soil

- Claims the the sixth European Tour title by a player from South Africa this season, following Brandon Stone (Alfred Dunhill Championship), Darren Fichardt (Joburg Open), Dean Burmester (Tshwane Open), Dylan Frittelli (Lyoness Open powered by ORGANIC+) and Haydn Porteous (D+D REAL Czech Masters)

- Captures the 143rd European Tour title by a player from South Africa

- Becomes the first winner to hit all 18 greens in regulation since Paul Casey on the 2014 KLM Open

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GRACE, BrandenRSA18-11
2JAMIESON, ScottSCO18-10
3DUBUISSON, VictorFRA18-9
4LI, HaotongCHN18-7
5KAYMER, MartinGER18-6
T6FICHARDT, DarrenRSA18-5

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