Golf: Oosthuizen shoots 66 to win Volvo Champions
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Monday, January 14, 2013
1/14/13 at 3:40 AM
Louis Oosthuizen shot a final-round 6-under 66 to beat Scott Jamieson of Scotland by a single stroke and win the Volvo Champions on Sunday in Durban, South Africa.
Oosthuizen finished with a 16-under total of 272 at Durban Country Club to wrap up the victory after the Scot narrowly missed a chip on the 18th hole for eagle. Jamieson, who led by five shots heading into the last day, carded a final-round 72 and missed out on his second successive European Tour win in Durban by a solitary shot.
Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (68) was another shot back in third, two strokes ahead of Ireland's Padraig Harrington in fourth.
It was Oosthuizen's sixth career European Tour win and elevated him to a career-high fourth in the world rankings.
England's Danny Willett (68) and Frenchman Julien Quesne (71) tied for fifth, while defending champion Branden Grace finished with a 67 to end his title defense in 10th place. Crowd favorite Ernie Els rolled in an eagle on the par-5 10th to raise a cheer, but he ended his first tournament of the year in a tie for 18th place after a final-round 70.