Trevor tops SA contingent

2010-04-12 11:09
Leading SA player (File)
Garrin Lambley

Cape Town - With high hopes heading into the Masters, the seven-man SA contingent failed to live up to expectations at Augusta.

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With Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen all in red-hot form, a SA winner of the first Major of the year looked a distinct possibility, but it was left to 2008 Masters champion, Trevor Immelman, to fly the SA flag highest.

Immelman, who has battled a wrist injury for the better part of the last year, finished in a tie for 14th, picking up $131 250 for his efforts.

Els, who won consecutive PGA Tour events leading up to the Masters, endured a frustrating tournament and ended in a tie for 18th, earning $94 500 for his efforts.

After opening with a three-under par 69, Schwartzel stumbled thereafter, finished at three-over par and in a tie for 30th position, which was worth $45 563 to the 25-year-old.

Goosen failed to fire and will no doubt be disappointed in his tie for 38th finish at six-over par. He'll have to console himself with his $34 500 pay cheque.

Tim Clark, Oosthuizen and Rory Sabbatini all missed the cut.

Phil Mickelson, who won his third Masters title and a fourth Major overall, banked $1.35 million for his victory.

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