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Scotland's Scott Jamieson won his first European Tour title on Sunday, beating England's Steve Webster and Spain's Eduardo de la Riva in a playoff after the Nelson Mandela Championship was reduced to a 36-hole shootout because of rain.
Jamieson shot an 8-under-par 57 in his second round at the shortened Royal Durban Golf Club course, which was adjusted to a par-65 and reduced by about 1,600 yards after being under water on Thursday and Friday because of thunderstorms.
Jamieson's score -- the second 57 of the day after South Africa's Jaco van Zyl -- gave him a 7-under total of 123 to sit tied with Webster and De la Riva. Jamieson won on the second playoff hole after Webster made a bogey. De la Riva was eliminated on the first extra hole.
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Nelson Mandela Championship Leading Scores Leading scores Saturday from the Nelson Mandela Championship, a European Tour event at the shortened par-65, 5,133-yard (5,594-meter) Royal Durban Golf Club course:
First Round Tim Clark, South Africa 28-32 -60
Morten Orum Madsen, Denmark 27-33 -60
Lindani Ndwandwe, South Africa 32-29 -61
Chris Lloyd, England 31-30 -61
Colin Nel, South...
The start of the European Tour's season-opening Nelson Mandela Championship has been delayed for a second straight day after heavy rain left most of the course under water.
Organizers will try again to get the first round of the inaugural event under way on Saturday morning.
European Tour tournament director Mikael Eriksson says ''every fairway is almost completely...
Morten Orum Madsen made a late charge Saturday to match Tim Clark's 5-under 60 and grab a share of the first-round lead at the European Tour's rain-delayed season-opening Nelson Mandela Championship.
Clark had six birdies and one bogey on the shortened Royal Durban Golf Club course, which was badly affected by heavy rain over the previous few days. The tournament was reduced...