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Pablo Martin retains Alfred Dunhill Championship title

Final leaderboard:
-11 P Martin (Sp) -9 A Michael (SA), T Olesen (Den), C Schwartzel (SA) -7 T Aiken (SA) -6 R Dinwiddie (Eng), A Haindl (SA)
Selected others: -3 D Howell (Eng) -2 P Price (Wal)


Pablo Martin
Martin fired a triple bogey on the penultimate hole

Spain's Pablo Martin retained his Alfred Dunhill Championship title by two shots after a nervy final round of 70 at Leopard Creek in South Africa.

Martin, 24, held a five-shot lead with six holes to play, but a triple bogey on the 17th cut his lead dramatically.

But the defending champion birdied the 18th to finish on 11 under par overall.

Home pair Anthony Michael and Charl Schwartzel finished tied for second with Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen whose closing 66 was the day's best round.

England's Robert Dinwiddie was the highest-placed Briton, a shot further back in joint sixth.

Celebrating his third European Tour title, Martin admitted: "I played really well on the front nine and rolled out a few good putts, so it was really nice to have that sort of good start and have a bit of a cushion, which in the end I needed."



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