Its South Africa again

It was South Africa again after Dean Burmester shot a 15 under par 272 to win the 2015 Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open at its traditional home of Royal Harare Golf Club Sunday.

Dean Burmester
Dean Burmester

The South African who was taking part in his sixth successive Zimbabwe Open carded an opening round of 67 before following this with an impressive 66 then 72 and 66 to win the tournament, one shot ahead of Zimbabwe based Brazilian Adilson de Silva who was on 14 under 273.

The course record is held by Zimbabwe’s Nick Price who shot a 22 under 265 in 1995.

Da Silva, a former Leopard Rock resident professional shot 66, 68, 68, but was wayward on the last day after hitting 71 but still managed his best finish since the Zimbabwe Open was launched in 1984.

The best Zimbabwean was Ryan Cairns who was placed on 14th on four under par 284 after hitting 71, 72, 70, and 71. Cairns is ranked around 950 in the world.

Mark Williams was tied for 24th on one under 287.

Ironically, Burmester was born in Zimbabwe but grew up in South Africa and told reporters that he wants to switch nationalities and represent Zimbabwe in international golf in future.

Defending champion Jbe Kruger finished in 10th place.

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