Andy Sullivan does it again in South Africa


England’s Andy Sullivan continued his glittering form by registering a brilliant closing 66 to win the Joburg Open and claim a second European Tour title on South African soil in as many months.

Sullivan emerged triumphant again at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club where a 17 under par total saw Sullivan finish two shots clear of compatriots David Howell and Anthony Wall, Ireland’s Kevin Phelan and South Africans Wallie Coetsee and Jaco Van Zyl.

Clearly 28-years-old Sullivan is riding on the crest of a wave at the moment and his confidence is sky high although he said after his latest success. “It’s unbelievable and I never imagined it would happen again so quickly. Coming down the stretch me and my caddie were loving life again and enjoying it. It seems to be a theme, enjoying my golf and getting the right results at the moment.”

There were three St Andrews Open Championship spots up for grabs via The Open Qualifying Series, and it was a clean sweep of English players who took them with Sullivan joined by Howell and Wall by virtue of their higher position in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Sullivan began the final round three shots behind overnight leader Coetsee, but moved to the top of a crowded leaderboard with five birdies in a flawless front nine of 32.

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