Grace Ends S'Africa Wait At $7.5m Nedbank Golf Challenge

Noren came in to the week eighth on the Race to Dubai standings

"I just think it's great that I've got the chance to win it and a good chance".

It was the first time since Trevor Immelman in 2007 that this event saw a home victor.

"This is the one event that as a South African you want to win. That's why I didn't make as many birdies as the day before".

Grace climbs to ninth in the Race to Dubai standings, which are led by Tommy Fleetwood, who finished in a tie for 10th in Sun City.

Stephen Gallacher's season is also now over, but Jamieson has ignited his at an exciting time after producing four polished rounds on one of the toughest courses on the European Tour circuit.

Day two at the challenging Gary Player Country Club provided an even sterner test, with the players forced to overcome strong winds and a two-hour storm delay. The Glaswegian had just scraped into the penultimate Rolex Series event of the year and needed a high finish to have any chance of moving on to the final one in Dubai. It's Africa's Major for a reason and what a special place it is.

"It's a very special week, we found out on Wednesday we're having a boy". "I'm sure I'll look back and take great pride in this", he said.

"The good thing was I was hitting it closer than they were (Jamieson and Dubuisson)".

Victor Dubuisson was a shot further back from Grace's winning total of 11 under, while Li Haotong's stunning 64 saw the Chinese shoot up to fourth.

Jamieson's only previous European Tour win came in South Africa at the 2013 Nelson Mandela Championship.

"Hopefully you've always got something to play for towards the end of the year, whether it's top 30, gets you in The Open or Top-10, Race to Dubai, and it's a new experience trying to win it".

The Englishman heads to DP World Tour Championship as firm favourite to triumph, with only Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia able to overhaul him.

As it happens, Grace and Dubuisson (who set the pace early on Thursday) finished joint-third past year so have points to prove at the Gary Player CC. "He missed a 6'0" birdie try to tie the lead at 13, but joined it soon after with a two-putt par breaker at 14 and sneaked clear with a magnificent 35'0" birdie conversion at the par-3 16th, seconds after Jamieson lipped out for a chip-in red number of his own.

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