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Sat Apr 19 01:20:24 SAST 2014

Van Zyl bags deserved win

Sapa | 25 February, 2013 08:320 Comments
2013 Dimension Data Pro-Am: Day 4
Jaco van Zyl celebrates after winning the Dimension Data Pro-Am at Fancourt on February 24, 2013 in George, South Africa
Image by: Petri Oeschger / Gallo Images

Jaco van Zyl won the Dimension Data Pro-Am by one stroke on Sunday and now has his sights set on the Tshwane Open.

“I’ve been getting better every week, and I’m looking forward to the European Tour co-sanctioned event in Tshwane,” Van Zyl said at Fancourt Golf and Country Estate.

His 17-under-par total of 272 held off the challenge of England’s Daniel Brooks with his final-round two-under-par 70 around the Montagu course. Dean Burmester, Wallie Coetzee, Trevor Fisher Jnr and Hennie Otto were a further two strokes back on 275.

Van Zyl started the round in a share of the lead with Otto, who had an unhappy final day after being consistent for the first three rounds. He made a triple-bogey six on the second, and a bogey five on the sixth, before a run of three consecutive birdies after the turn saw him come back into contention.

“You kind of feel you need to close at least one of them off,” said Van Zyl of his victory, after finishing in the final group for the third week in a row.

“So I definitely felt a lot of pressure coming up the stretch.”

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