Christiaan Basson had two putts to win the R650 000 Vodacom Origins of Golf event presented by Samsung at St Francis Links, and he was happy to take them as his 11-under-par 54-hole total of 205 saw him to a one-stroke victory.
He carded a closing three-under par 69 to edge out Zimbabwe’s Mark Williams, with Zander Lombard and overnight leader Bryce Bibby in a share of third place a further shot back.
“I was glad to have two putts in hand to give me the win,”
Basson joked with friends afterwards, although his first attempt from 10 feet on the 18th went very close, and he was left with a tap-in for the win.
Zambia’s Madalitso Muthiya was fifth all on his own on 208.