SA Open

Victory for Ramsay at SA Open

2009-12-20 18:00
Richie Ramsay (AFP)

Paarl - Richie Ramsay of Scotland won the SA Open golf championship after a play-off with Shiv Kapur of India on Sunday at Pearl Valley Golf Estates, near Paarl.

Both players finished 13-under-par in Sunday's championship round and in the sudden-death play-off on the 18th, Ramsay needed just four shots to land the title. Kapur's fourth shot was some five metres from the pin.

The SA Open, now in its 99th year, is the country's oldest professional golf championship and is co-sanctioned by the European Tour, Sunshine Tour and South African Golf Association (SAGA).

For the past three years Pearl Valley has played host but it is likely that the venue will change for next year's 100th version and the Durban Country Club is the favourite to host the centenary championship. 

Leading South African Open final-round scores (RSA unless noted):

275 - Richie Ramsay (SCO) 67-75-68-65, Shiv Kapur (IND) 71-68-69-67 - Ramsay won sudden-death play-off at first hole

276 - Anders Hansen (DEN) 66-69-72-69

277 - Fredrik Andersson Hed (SWE) 71-68-68-70, Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 68-69-69-71

278 - Darren Fichardt 73-71-68-66, Pablo Martin (ESP) 65-68-72-73

279 - Michiel Bothma 68-73-68-70, Soren Hansen (DEN) 70-72-70-67, Michael Jonzon (SWE) 68-75-69-67, James Kingston 72-66-69-72, Chris Swanepoel 72-69-68-70

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