Westwood repeats at Nebank Golf Challenge

Dec. 4, 2011 at 9:59 AM
| License Photo

SUN CITY, South Africa, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood successfully defended his 2010 tournament title, with a three-stroke victory Sunday at the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

Westwood, who set a record at the Gary Player Country Club with a 10-under-par 62 Saturday, shot 1-over-par 73 Sunday and won the tournament by two strokes at 15-under. He won the select 12-player event last year with a score of 17-under.

The 62 on Saturday gave Westwood a 7-stroke lead going into the final round and, even though Westwood's Sunday round ended with back-to-back bogeys, his lead was so comfortable at that point he still collected the victory.

Robert Karlsson shot 4-under 68 Sunday and was the only player in the field to complete all four rounds less than 70. He wound up second at 13-under. Jason Dufner and Graeme McDowell, who each shot 2-under 70 Sunday, tied for third at 11-under. Kim Kyung-tae, with four consecutive rounds of 70, was fifth at 8-under.

Westwood opened Sunday's play with five straight pars. He had birdies at Nos. 6 and 9 but toured the second nine in 3-over, with a bogey at 12 before the bogeys at 17 and 18.

Charl Schwartzel (72 Sunday) finished in sixth at 6-under while Luke Donald (72) was seventh at 5-under and Martin Kaymer (76) eighth another stroke back.

Simon Dyson was even-par in the final round and ended up in ninth at 1-under. Andreas Hansen (70) was even for the tournament while Francesco Molinari (73) was 11th at 7-over and Darren Clarke (78), 12th.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories