Birdie safari: Players going low in Africa Open
Watch second-round highlights from the Africa Open.
Highlights: Santos’ 62 leads the way in Africa
Ricardo Santos shoots a 9-under-par 62 to lead by two shots after the first round of the Africa Open in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Grillo fires 9-under 62 for lead at Africa Open
Emiliano Grillo bettered his second-round 63 with a 9-under-par round of 62 during Saturday’s third round.
His for the t-Aiken: Thomas wins on home soil
Thomas Aiken came from four shots back on the final day of play in East London to win the Africa Open on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
Van Zyl and Fichardt share lead in South Africa
Jaco Van Zyl and Darren Fichardt are tied for the lead at 15 under par after 3 rounds at the Africa Open. Tom Abbott brings you the days play from the East London Golf Club in South Africa.1 drop shot, and Jaco van Zyl finishes at 15-under. He's alongside Darren Fichardt who really had it going on the front 9, started birdie, par, eagle, birdie, added 5 further birdies in his round, 2 drop shots, 65. Fichardt is a 3-time winner on the European Tour . Jaco van Zyl trying to win for the very first time. So they will play together on Sunday starting the day tied at 15-under. Good day for Gregory Bourdy, 67. He's 3 shots back, a proven winner on the European Tour . He could be the first non-South African to win this tournament. Emiliano Grillo rounded 64 and Jorge Campillo with the lowest round of the day, a 63. So we will see you on Sunday for the final round of the Africa Open, same time 9 o'clock Eastern. Will it be Darren Fichardt , will it be Jaco van Zyl or will we have a surprise at East London Golf Club?
Fichardt wins Africa Open
Darren Fichardt shot a final round 71 to win the Africa Open by 2 shots at 16 under par. Tom Abbott brings you all the final round action from South Africa.the final round story of the Africa Open. There was only been South African winners of this tournament. We have two South Africans playing in the final group Darren Fichardt and Jaco Van Zyl. And Van Zyl had a very good start, he birdied the first and then knocked this one in at the second and he had a one shot lead, but Darren Fichardt battled back. He birdied the third to tie the lead and this at the seventh and he began to open up a comfortable advantage. Jaco Van Zyl who would drop shots of the ninth and the 12th and Darren Fichardt would enjoy a four shot lead after he hold this for birdie at the 13th and it looked like it was going to be an easy cruise to victory for Darren Fichardt , but it wouldn't be that way. He started to struggle coming down the stretch this was for par at the 14th holegallery and that would lead to a bogey for Van Zyl and Darren Fichardt who found the green in two logged it up to here will have this for the win and it end up being a two shot victory of Gregory Bourdy and Jaco Van Zyl Bourdy finishing with the round of 70, which included three birdies in a row from the 14th, but Darren Fichardt takes his fourth win on the European Tour moves inside the top 100 in the world. Fichardt the champion of the Africa Open.