Coetzee wins in Pretoria for 1st victory in 2 years
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — George Coetzee closed with a 4-under 67 for a two-shot victory over Sam Horsfield of England in the Tshwane Open on Sunday.
It was the South African’s first victory in two years.
Coetzee had a two-shot lead going into the final round at Pretoria Country Club, and Horsfield stayed in range for most of the front nine. They were tied through 10 holes until a pivotal two-shot swing on the 11th hole, when Coetzee made birdie and Horsfield dropped a shot.
Coetzee birdied the next two holes and stretched his lead to four shots. He finished on 18-under 266.
The final round was suspended briefly because of storms. Horsfield birdied his last three shots for a 67 to secure second place.
Mikko Korhonen of Finland closed with a 68 to finish alone in third.