Open Championship

Van Rooyen flies SA flag highest at Carnoustie

2018-07-22 20:37
Erik van Rooyen
Erik van Rooyen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Erik van Rooyen was South Africa's best performer at the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie when all was said and done on Sunday.

Out of the 12 South Africans who started the tournament, only five made the cut for weekend.

Playing in his first Major, Van Rooyen shot a two-over 73 on Sunday to finish at 2-under par for the tournament.

He finished tied for 17th, six shots behind winner Francesco Molinari of Italy, who claimed his first Major title.

Louis Oosthuizen carded a 2-over 73 to finish even par for the tournament - and tie for 28th.

Brandon Stone, who qualified for The Open with his Scottish Open win two weeks ago, signed for a 6-over 77 in his round to end on 6-over par.

Also playing in his second Open, Shaun Norris posted a final round of 8-over 79 to finish on 6-over par.

Zander Lombard, who was in contention heading into the final round, carded a disappointing 11-over 82 to end on 7-over for the tournament.

Final scores from The Open on Sunday at Carnoustie (GBR & IRL unless stated, par 71, x denotes amateur):

276 - Francesco Molinari (ITA) 70-72-65-69

278 - Rory McIlroy 69-69-70-70, Xander Schauffele (USA) 71-66-67-74, Justin Rose 72-73-64-69, Kevin Kisner (USA) 66-70-68-74

279 - Tiger Woods (USA) 71-71-66-71, Eddie Pepperell 71-70-71-67, Kevin Chappell (USA) 70-69-67-73

280 - Tony Finau (USA) 67-71-71-71, Matt Kuchar (USA) 70-68-70-72, Jordan Spieth (USA) 72-67-65-76

281 - Tommy Fleetwood 72-65-71-73, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 70-70-70-71, Patrick Cantlay (USA) 70-71-70-70, Webb Simpson (USA) 70-71-67-73, Ryan Moore (USA) 68-73-69-71

282 - Jason Day (AUS) 71-71-72-68, Charley Hoffman (USA) 71-70-68-73, Pat Perez (USA) 69-68-74-71, Alex Noren (SWE) 70-71-67-74, Zach Johnson (USA) 69-67-72-74, Adam Scott (AUS) 71-70-68-73, Erik Van Rooyen (RSA) 67-71-71-73 

283 - Bernhard Langer (GER) 73-71-68-71, Phil Mickelson (USA) 73-69-70-71, Danny Willett 69-71-70-73, Stewart Cink (USA) 72-70-71-70

284 - Chris Wood 70-74-66-74, Julian Suri (USA) 74-69-70-71, Austin Cook (USA) 72-70-67-75, Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 72-70-69-73, Rickie Fowler (USA) 70-69-73-72, Patrick Reed (USA) 75-70-68-71, Thomas Pieters (BEL) 70-73-70-71

285 - Satoshi Kodaira (JPN) 72-71-68-74, Michael Kim (USA) 73-69-69-74, Adam Hadwin (CAN) 73-70-71-71, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 70-75-71-69

286 - Luke List (USA) 70-70-77-69, Kyle Stanley (USA) 72-69-69-76, Ross Fisher 75-70-68-73, Ryan Fox (NZL) 74-71-71-70, Cameron Davis (AUS) 71-72-73-70, Brooks Koepka (USA) 72-69-75-70, Li Haotong (CHN) 71-72-67-76, Masahiro Kawamura (JPN) 77-67-71-71

287 - Brendan Steele (USA) 68-76-73-70, Tom Lewis 75-70-68-74, Yusaku Miyazato (JPN) 71-74-65-77, Sean Crocker (USA) 71-71-69-76

288 - Jason Dufner (USA) 75-70-68-75, An Byeong-hun (KOR) 73-71-66-78, Kevin Na (USA) 70-73-73-72, Shubhankar Sharma (IND) 73-71-71-73, Lucas Herbert (AUS) 73-69-69-77, Yuta Ikeda (JPN) 70-73-71-74, Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 75-70-73-70, Tyrrell Hatton 74-71-72-71, Paul Casey 73-71-72-72

289 - Marc Leishman (AUS) 72-72-69-76

290 - Marcus Kinhult (SWE) 74-69-71-76, Brett Rumford (AUS) 74-70-72-74, Shaun Norris (RSA) 74-68-69-79, Brandon Stone (RSA) 68-72-73-77, Gavin Green (MAS) 72-73-71-74, Lee Westwood 72-72-69-77

291 - Sung Kang (KOR) 69-72-72-78, Paul Dunne 71-73-73-74, Rhys Enoch 74-71-70-76, Gary Woodland (USA) 71-72-72-76, Zander Lombard (RSA) 67-71-71-82, Matthew Southgate 69-72-73-77, Kim Si-woo (KOR) 71-72-75-73

292 - Rafael Cabrera-Bello (ESP) 74-70-76-72

293 - Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 74-71-74-74, Beau Hossler (USA) 73-70-77-73, Sam Locke (x) 72-73-70-78

294 - Cameron Smith (AUS) 73-71-73-77

295 - Keegan Bradley (USA) 74-71-73-77

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