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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 December 2006, 14:49 GMT
Furyk survives wobble for SA win
Jim Furyk
Furyk, the 2003 US Open champion, is in a rich vein of form

R4 LEADERBOARD:
GB/Ire unless stated
-12 J Furyk (US)
-10 H Stenson (Swe)
-8 P Harrington
-7 E Els (SA)
Selected others:
+3 D Howell
+10 C Montgomerie

Defending champion Jim Furyk survived his first dropped shots of the week to win the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City by two shots on Sunday.

His final two-over-par round of 74 saw Furyk finish on 12 under, two clear of Henrik Stenson, who sneaked into second with birdies at the 16th and 18th.

Ireland's Padraig Harrington came third, two shots behind the Swede.

Ernie Els, a three-time winner at the venue, was a further shot back in fourth after a level-par round of 72.

The 36-year-old Furyk had not carded a single bogey in his first three rounds but dropped a shot on the 3rd, 8th, 11th and 12th on Sunday.

Good pars on 13 and 14 with some really steady golf shots calmed me down a little bit

Jim Furyk
But birdies on the 1st, 6th and 9th were enough to keep him clear and the American could even afford another bogey on the 18th.

"I was disappointed with the bogeys on 11 and 12," said the world number two.

"On 11 I got fooled by the wind. On the 8th I came up short of the green even though I hit a crisp iron shot.

"I made a very poor swing at 12, so I think that is when I kind of had to regroup and collect myself.

"Good pars on 13 and 14 with some really steady golf shots calmed me down a little bit."

Stenson's 69 was the lowest score on a testing last day which saw Harrington, who started the final round in second place, struggle to a 75.

The European pair's Ryder Cup team-mate Colin Montgomerie propped up the 12-man field after a closing 76 left him 22 shots off the lead on 10 over.

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