Nelson Mandela Championship

  • Royal Durban Golf Course, South Africa December 6th - December 9th
  • Par: 65

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Jamieson won after a play-off

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  • Last Updated: Sunday December 9 2012, 17:32 GMT

Scotland's Scott Jamieson won the inaugural Nelson Mandela Championship, opening event of the new European Tour season, in South Africa.

Jamieson: Took the title in South Africa
Jamieson: Took the title in South Africa

In a tournament cut to 36 holes and on a Royal Durban course reduced to a par-65 because of saturated fairways, Jamieson shot a second-round 57 and then beat England's Steve Webster and Spaniard Edoardo de la Riva in a play-off.

De la Riva bogeyed the first extra hole and then, in fast-fading light, Webster, the only one of the trio to have won on the circuit before, did the same when they returned to the 18th tee.

Jamieson, whose previous best finish was third, will not go into the Tour record books for his 57, however. Because of the course conditions it will not officially count, but that will not matter to the 29-year-old ranked 167th in the world.

He was not even in the top 60 after his opening round of 66 and admitted afterwards: "Starting the day I probably didn't think I would be standing here holding the trophy."

All three players involved in the play-off finished their rounds by lunchtime and had to wait all afternoon to see if anybody could beat their seven-under totals of 123.

South Africa's Tim Clark had the best chance, but double-bogeyed the 17th when joint leader.

De la Riva, who less than a fortnight ago came through the Tour qualifying school in joint ninth place, was left to rue not only failing to get up and down from a bunker in the play-off, but also a closing bogey in his second-round 61.

Webster, who had the second of his two victories in Portugal five years ago, produced a 60 and almost clinched victory on the first extra hole when his 30-foot birdie putt came up just short.

Next time round, though, he could not recover from pulling his drive into thick rough.

Earlier, Jamieson could have won it outright on the 305-yard ninth - his last - when he drove the green, but just missed a 12-foot eagle attempt.

He had earlier gone to the turn in a five-under 26 that included four birdie twos.

"I knew I needed a fast start and was lucky enough to get that," Jamieson added after also being presented with a framed drawing of Mandela.

"It's an honour to win a tournament like this. Getting your name on any European trophy is a fantastic achievement, but it's a bit more special with someone like Nelson."

Joint fourth a stroke behind were Clark, German Max Kieffer, Dane Morten Orum Madsen and England's Matthew Nixon.

Collated final-round scores (Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 65):

123 Scott Jamieson 66 57 (Scott Jamieson won on the 2nd play-off hole) Steve Webster 63 60, Eduardo De La Riva (Spa) 62 61

124 Maximilian Kieffer (Ger) 62 62, Matthew Nixon 63 61, Tim Clark (Rsa) 60 64, Morten Orum Madsen (Den) 60 64

125 Bjorn Akesson (Swe) 63 62, Colin Nel (Rsa) 62 63, Jaco Van Zyl (Rsa) 68 57, Matthew Southgate 62 63, Sam Little 62 63, Julien Quesne (Fra) 62 63

126 Carlos Del Moral (Spa) 63 63, Ruan De smidt (Rsa) 66 60, Jaco Ahlers (Rsa) 63 63, Estanislao Goya (Arg) 64 62, Robert Coles 63 63, David Horsey 62 64, Justin Walters (Rsa) 65 61

127 Mikael Lundberg (Swe) 63 64, Tyrone Mordt (Rsa) 65 62, Garth Mulroy (Rsa) 65 62, James Kingston (Rsa) 63 64, Shaun Norris (Rsa) 62 65, Joakim Lagergren (Swe) 68 59, Seve Benson 64 63, Christiaan Basson (Rsa) 62 65, Marc Warren 63 64, Allan Versfeld (Rsa) 63 64, Trevor Fisher Jnr (Rsa) 65 62

128 Michiel Bothma (Rsa) 64 64, Desvonde Botes (Rsa) 62 66, Adilson Da Silva (Bra) 64 64, Andrew Marshall 63 65, Rhys Davies 64 64, Moritz Lampert (Ger) 65 63, Alexandre Kaleka (Fra) 69 59

129 Richard Bland 63 66, Justin Harding (Rsa) 67 62, Peter Whiteford 66 63, Scott Arnold (Aus) 69 60, Branden Grace (Rsa) 66 63, George Coetzee (Rsa) 66 63, Chris Paisley 66 63, Peter Lawrie 66 63, Darren Fichardt (Rsa) 65 64, Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 63 66, Dominic Foos (Ger) 64 65, Tyrone Van Aswegen (Rsa) 64 65, Ignacio Garrido (Spa) 65 64, Steve Surry 66 63, Chris Lloyd 61 68

130 Martin Wiegele (Aut) 66 64, Damien McGrane 66 64, Espen Kofstad (Nor) 64 66, David Howell 66 64, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 67 63, Warren Abery (Rsa) 65 65, Doug McGuigan 64 66, Oscar Floren (Swe) 63 67, Simon Wakefield 67 63, James Morrison 65 65, Andrew Georgiou (Rsa) 66 64, Dean Burmester 66 64, Bryce Easton (Rsa) 65 65, Matthew Carvell (Rsa) 68 62, Lorenzo Gagli (Ita) 65 65, David Hewan (Rsa) 64 66

131 Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 64 67, Thomas Aiken (Rsa) 67 64, Neil Cheetham 67 64, Chris Swanepoel (Rsa) 67 64, Anthony Snobeck (Fra) 69 62, Jose Manuel Lara (Spa) 67 64, Lyle Rowe (Rsa) 67 64, Teboho Sefatsa (Rsa) 65 66, Louis De Jager (Rsa) 68 63, Vaughn Groenewald (Rsa) 67 64, Brandon Pieters (Rsa) 67 64, Mark Tullo (Chi) 66 65, Richard McEvoy 65 66, Matthew Baldwin 66 65, Andrew Curlewis (Rsa) 65 66, Albert Pistorius (Rsa) 66 65, Tjaart Van Der Walt (Rsa) 68 63, Oliver Bekker (Rsa) 66 65, James Busby 66 65, Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 66 65, Lindani Ndwandwe (Rsa) 61 70

132 Jacques Blaauw (Rsa) 65 67, Hennie Otto (Rsa) 65 67, John Parry 64 68, Divan Van Den Heever (Rsa) 68 64, Jake Roos (Rsa) 65 67, Andy Sullivan 66 66, Josh Cunliffe (Rsa) 69 63, Richard Finch 64 68, Michael Jonzon (Swe) 64 68, Matteo Delpodio (Ita) 66 66, Mark Williams (Rsa) 64 68, Richard Sterne (Rsa) 68 64

133 Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (Fra) 69 64, Alex Haindl (Rsa) 65 68, Magnus A Carlsson (Swe) 65 68, Daniel Brooks 67 66, Oliver Wilson 69 64, Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 64 69, Joachim B Hansen (Den) 68 65, Kevin Stone (Rsa) 67 66, Alessandro Tadini (Ita) 63 70, Alejandro Canizares (Spa) 66 67, James Kamte (Rsa) 67 66, Gregory Havret (Fra) 68 65, Andreas Harto (Den) 67 66, Neil Schietekat (Rsa) 66 67

134 Haydn Porteous (Rsa) 68 66, Peter Hedblom (Swe) 66 68, Bradford Vaughan (Rsa) 63 71, Graeme Storm 69 65, Gary Lockerbie 70 64, Peter Uihlein (USA) 68 66, David Drysdale 67 67, Keith Horne (Rsa) 69 65, Theunis Spangenberg (Rsa) 65 69

135 Christian Cevaer (Fra) 69 66, Ulrich Van Den Berg (Rsa) 68 67, Keenan Davidse (Rsa) 68 67, Stefan Andersen (Ken) 66 69, Scott Henry 70 65, Gary Stal (Fra) 69 66, Alexander Levy (Fra) 71 64, Fabrizio Zanotti (Par) 65 70, Thabo Maseko (Rsa) 69 66, Martin Maritz (Rsa) 67 68

136 Grant Muller (Rsa) 69 67, Jean Hugo (Rsa) 67 69, Atti Schwartzel (Rsa) 68 68

137 Titch Moore (Rsa) 69 68, JG Claassen (Rsa) 71 66, Ryan Cairns 70 67

138 Merrick Bremner (Rsa) 68 70, Riekus Nortje (Rsa) 69 69, Callum Macaulay 70 68

139 Ockie Strydom (Rsa) 69 70, Alphuis Kelapile (Rsa) 68 71, Ben Mannix 68 71, Irvin Mazibuko (Rsa) 71 68

140 Eddie Pepperell 66 74, Charl Coetzee (Rsa) 69 71

141 Jorge Campillo (Spa) 70 71, Ryan Tipping (Rsa) 71 70

142 Jacques Van Tonder (Rsa) 70 72, Jack Kutumane (Rsa) 72 70, Alan Michell (Rsa) 71 71

143 Reggie Adams (Rsa) 72 71


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