Els Headlines First of Two in South Africa

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2006 Alfred Dunhill ChampionshipMALELANE, South Africa -- The European Tour moves to South Africa for the next two events before taking a three-week break over the holidays.
 
First up is the Alfred Dunhill Championship, where Alvaro Quiros flew by South African Charl Schwartzel in the final round last year to earn his first European Tour title.
 
Quiros closed with a 5-under 67, including four birdies in his final six holes to overtake Schwartzel, the third-round leader and 2005 winner. Quiros birdied three in a row from the 13th to take a two-shot lead. He later birdied the last to secure the win.
 
It was a pretty impressive feat for Quiros, who was playing for just the fourth time on tour.
 
Ernie Els is a four-time winner here, as well as being a two-time runner-up.
 
This event is co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and became part of the European Tour in 1995.
 
The GOLF CHANNEL will have early morning coverage of all four rounds. Next week, the European Tour remains in South Africa for the South African Airways Open, where Els is the defending champion.
 
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