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Golf: Maiden European Tour win for Van der Walt

Dawie van der Walt won his first European Tour tournament Sunday by finishing two shots ahead of fellow South African Darren Fichardt in the Tshwane Open. Van der Walt fired a five-under-par final round 67 for a total of 267 over the Ernie Els-designed Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate while Fichardt closed with a 69 on the 7,791-yard (7,124-metre) layout. A two-metre, 110-kilogram giant, Cape Town-born Van der Walt was one shot ahead of four-time European Tour winner Fichardt at the turn and extended it with a birdie at the par-five 15th on a hot, overcast afternoon.

Golf: Leading Tshwane Open first round scores

Leading first round scores in Tshwane Open at par-72, 7,791-yard (7,124-metre) Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate Thursday (RSA unless noted): 65 - Darren Fichardt 66 - Bjorn Akesson (SWE) 67 - Charl Coetzee, David Howell (ENG), Jean Hugo, Gary Lockerbie (ENG), Jeev Milkha Singh (IND), Mark Tullo (CHI)

UPDATE 1-Golf-Fichardt overcomes late nerves to win Africa Open

Feb 17 (Reuters) - South Africa's Darren Fichardt overcame a bout of final-round jitters to win the Africa Open by two strokes on Sunday. Fichardt's closing one-under-par 71 handed him victory over France's Gregory Bourdy (70) and another South African, Jaco Van Zyl (73), who finished tied-second on 14-under. Fichardt had started the day tied at the top of the leaderboard with Van Zyl before the 37-year-old pulled four shots clear on the front nine.

Golf: Fichardt wins Africa Open title

South African Darren Fichardt fired a final-round 71 Sunday to win the Africa Open golf championship by two strokes from compatriot Jaco van Zyl and Gregory Bourdy of France. It was the fourth European Tour triumph for the 37-year-old from Pretoria and his success maintained a record of every edition of the six-year tournament being won by a South African. str/dl/nr13

Golf-European Tour Volvo Golf Champions scores

Jan 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Volvo Golf Champions at the par-72 course on Sunday in Durban 272 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 68 64 74 66 273 Scott Jamieson (Britain) 69 64 68 72 274 Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) 65 68 73 68 276 Padraig Harrington (Ireland) 70 71 67 68 277 Danny Willett (Britain) 69 70 70 68 Julien Quesne (France) 72 67 67 71 278 Branden Grace (South Africa) 75 67 69 67 Paul Lawrie (Britain) 69 70 70 69 279 Richie Ramsay (Britain) 69 73 70 67

Golf-European Tour Volvo Golf Champions scores

Jan 12 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Volvo Golf Champions at the par-72 course on Saturday in Durban 201 Scott Jamieson (Britain) 69 64 68 206 Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) 65 68 73 Julien Quesne (France) 72 67 67 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 68 64 74 208 Padraig Harrington (Ireland) 70 71 67 Francesco Molinari (Italy) 70 70 68 209 Danny Willett (Britain) 69 70 70 Paul Lawrie (Britain) 69 70 70 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 70 69 70 210 Matteo Manassero (Ital

Golf-European Tour Volvo Golf Champions scores

Jan 11 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Volvo Golf Champions at the par-72 course on Friday in Durban 132 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 68 64 133 Scott Jamieson (Britain) 69 64 Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) 65 68 139 Julien Quesne (France) 72 67 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 70 69 Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 69 70 Paul Lawrie (Britain) 69 70 Jeev Milkha Singh (India) 69 70 Danny Willett (Britain) 69 70 140 Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) 73 67 France

Golf-European Tour Volvo Golf Champions scores

Jan 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Volvo Golf Champions at the par-72 course on Thursday in Durban 65 Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) 65 68 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 68 Ernie Els (South Africa) 68 69 Jeev Milkha Singh (India) 69 Danny Willett (Britain) 69 Richie Ramsay (Britain) 69 Jamie Donaldson (Britain) 69 Paul Lawrie (Britain) 69 Scott Jamieson (Britain) 69 Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 69 70 Robert Rock (Britain) 70 Shan
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