South African golf ace Charl Schwartzel has won his second consecutive Alfred Dunhill championship on Sunday with a master class of consistent golf, which held off Englishman Richard Finch by four strokes.
South Africa`s defending champion Charl Schwartzel hit a second round four-under-par 68 to level up with Denmark`s Morten Madsen in the lead of his home EPGA Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malenane on Friday.
Home favourite Charl Schwartzel will take a one-stroke lead into Sunday`s final round of the South African Open after carding a third-round 69 for a 15-under-par total of 201 that sets him up for a title that has previously eluded him.
It was an excellent day for India`s seasoned professionals as three of them ended the first day inside top-10 in the star-studded USD 2.5 million Malaysian Open sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.
The list of who`s not at the season-opening Tournament of Champions reads more like a "Who`s Who." Missing are three of the four major champions — Charl Schwartzel, Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy, who at 22 already is on the very short list of golfers capable of moving the needle no matter where they play.
Major winners Darren Clarke and Charl Schwartzel were the main contributors in a charity auction held ahead of Asian Tour season-ending Thailand Golf Championship and attended by Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh as nearly 2.5 million Baht were raised for flood relief.