The third victory of his career on the DP World Tour as a gift for his 26th birthday yesterday. Successful birthday for Thriston Lawrence who won the South African Open at home. In Johannesburg, he won with a total of 272 (64 67 67 74, -16) in an event that saw him lead from the first to the last lap.
Precisely in the fourth round, the South African risked nullifying everything with a partial 74 (+2) which, however, only gave hope to the French Clement Sordet, 2/o with 273 (-15) ahead of the Swede Jens Fahrbring, 3/o with 274 (-14).
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At the Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate (par 72) good performance for Edoardo Molinari. In the first race on the DP World Tour 2023, the Turinese immediately found a Top 10 by finishing the competition in 9th place with a score of 279 (67 70 70 72, -9).
Behind him Renato Paratore, 15/o with 280 (70 70 69 71, -8). More detached Francesco Laporta, 40/o with 284 (71 69 70 74, -4). Therefore victory wire-to-wire for Lawrence, who rejoices. “I managed to conquer a tournament that every South African dreams of winning.
It certainly wasn’t easy, but I did it”, Lawrence’s satisfaction that never ceases to amaze. Just a week ago he was awarded the best “rookie” of the DP World Tour 2022. Now a new recognition and the third success on the circuit after the exploits in the Joburg Open and in the Omega European Masters.
Arrived in the 112th edition of the South African Open, an event conquered in the past, among others, by great champions such as Gary Player and Ernie Els. Curiosity: for the fifth consecutive year the event was won by a South African.
And the exploit earned Lawrence 231,397.20 euros. Mbombela (also known as Nelspruit) is a city in northeastern South Africa. It is the capital of the Mpumalanga province. Located on the Crocodile River, Mbombela lies about 110 km (68 mi) by road west of the Mozambique border, 330 km (210 mi) east of Johannesburg and 82 km (51 mi) north of the Eswatini border.
Mbombela was one of the host cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In October 2009, the South African government renamed the city “Mbombela”, the name of the local municipality. The Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism subsequently approached the High Court of South Africa to challenge the decision, citing a lack of both consultation and city funds available to pay for road and website name changes. Ultimately, the name change was upheld in May 2014 by the North Gauteng High Court. Mbombela means “many people together in a small space” in Siswati.
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