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Joburg Open

Sterne cruises to Joburg Open title by 7 shots


 

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Richard Sterne cruised to his first European Tour title in more than four years, winning the Joburg Open by seven shots on Sunday.

Sterne shot a bogey-free 64 to finish with a tournament record total of 27 under at the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington golf course and win by the largest margin in tournament history.

``That was probably the best final round of my career,'' Sterne said. ``It was quite special to finish the way I did.''

Fellow overnight leader Trevor Fisher Jr. faltered on the final day, allowing Sterne to finish well clear of Charl Schwartzel (66) in second. Fisher eagled the first but sank to a 1-over 73 that dropped him to joint sixth, despite sitting five shots clear of the field with Sterne at the start of the final round.

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