Posted March 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Darren Fichardt
Darren Fichardt stormed into a four-way share of the lead with an 8-under-par 64 in the third round of the Tshwane Open on Saturday. Almost two hours of play were lost in mid-afternoon when a thunderstorm forced players from the Els Club course at the Copperleaf Golf Estate. When play resumed, Fichardt, who's looking for a second straight Race to Dubai success, birdied his closing three holes in a round that was just one shot shy of the course record. Fichardt, who lives 10 minutes from the course, moved to a 16-under total with Chilean Mark Tullo (67) and fellow South Africans Charl Coetzee (68) and Dawie Van Der Walt (67). ''I'm really chuffed with how I finished up,'' said Fichardt, who was on the 15th green when play was halted. ''The delay made me settle down and just think about things. I had about 20 minutes to read the line and then I made that putt and finished with three good birdies. ''My putter obviously got hotter as I was sit...

Van Der Walt wins first Euro title

Dawie Van Der Walt became the fifth South African winner in 10 European Tour events this season with his two-shot maiden tour victory at the Tshwane Open on Sunday. Van Der Walt posted a final round 5-under-par 67 to finish at 21-under overall. The Texas-based golfer is ranked 436th in the world. Van Der Walt was among four players tied for the lead after the third round, including...

GF,MGSPINTL *2080 AP-GLF--Tshawane Open Scores, 1st Ld-Writethru,0253

Tshwane Open Leading Scores Leading scores Saturday at the Tshwane Open, a European and Sunshine Tours event at the 7,791-yard (7,123-meter), par-72 Els Club course at Copperleaf Golf & Country Estates: Third Round Charl Coetzee, South Africa 65-67-68-200 Mark Tullo, Chile 67-66-67-200 Darren Fichardt, South Africa 65-71-64-200 Dawie Van Der Walt, South Africa 68-65-67-200...
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