TIANJIN, China (AP) Branden Grace won the China Open on Sunday for his third European Tour victory of the year, closing with a 3-under 69 to hold off 2011 winner Nicolas Colsaerts by three strokes.
The 23-year-old Grace, from South Africa, finished at 21-under 267 at Binhai Lake. He won the Joburg Open and Volvo Champions in consecutive weeks in South Africa in January.
``To get three before the start of May is unbelievable. But I have been playing well, getting myself into contention and making the most of the opportunities,'' Grace said. ``At first I was thinking about trying to keep my playing card this year, but now I feel I have the ability to go out and win every week and I have had that mindset for some time.''
Colsaerts, the winner last year at Luxehills, also shot a 69.
The event also was sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour and China Golf Association.