Cape Town – Branden Grace became the first South African in a decade to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday.
He shot a flawless six-under-par 66 to total 11-under-par to win by a single stroke over Scotland’s Scott Jamieson.
Grace was the first South African since Trevor Immelman’s victory in 2007 to secure a win ‘Africa’s major’ in Sun City.
He went onto claim his first win of the season and eighth European Tour title.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Grace’s win:
What an awesome week!Words cant describe how this win means to me,winning an event like #NGC2017 in ???? is extra special!! Thanks to everyone
— Branden Grace (@BrandenGrace) November 12, 2017
Well played @BrandenGrace ?????Giving us South Africans something to cheer about and celebrate this weekend ??
— Jacques Kallis (@jacqueskallis75) November 12, 2017
Congratulations to Branden Grace for winning the 2017 Sun City Nedbank Challenge ?????????????-6 pic.twitter.com/JIP8WTBGQO
— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) November 12, 2017
Well done @BrandenGrace what an absolute champ
— Roland Schoeman (@Rolandschoeman) November 12, 2017
— Charl Schwartzel (@CA_Schwartzel) November 12, 2017
— Louis Oosthuizen (@Louis57TM) November 12, 2017
— Ashleigh Buhai (@ash_simon) November 12, 2017
Thanks for all the messages. What a great week and thrill battling down the stretch. Congrats @BrandenGrace awesome round ????????????????
— Scott Jamieson (@scottjamieson54) November 12, 2017
— Martin Kaymer (@MKaymer59) November 12, 2017
Congrats @BrandenGrace ??
— Trevor Immelman (@TrevorImmelman) November 12, 2017
— George Coetzee (@gcoetzeegolf) November 12, 2017
— David Miller (@DavidMillerSA12) November 12, 2017
— Darren Fichardt (@Darrenfichardt1) November 12, 2017
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) November 12, 2017
Congrats @BrandenGrace. Well done champion….
— Vernon Philander (@VDP_24) November 12, 2017
Shooting bud???? @BrandenGrace ??
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) November 12, 2017
10 years is a long time but boy was it worth the wait! Congratulations @BrandenGrace on a great win. Proud Saffer.
— CorneKrige (@CorneKrige6) November 12, 2017
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) November 12, 2017
— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) November 12, 2017
Not the finish I wanted for the week @golfatsun @EuropeanTour Always love the event and disappointing not to do better Big thanks to @garyplayer and all at @Nedbank for an amazing week Congrats @BrandenGrace Awesome Sunday ??????????
— Ross Fisher (@RossFisher) November 12, 2017
— Pat Symcox (@PatSymcox77) November 12, 2017