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Swede Henrik Stenson has won the South Africa Open by three shots

Last Updated: 18/11/12 4:47pm

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Henrik Stenson: Won the South Africa Open by three shots on Sunday

Henrik Stenson: Won the South Africa Open by three shots on Sunday

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Henrik Stenson has won the South African Open at Serengeti by three shots to claim his first European Tour success in three-and-a-half years.

The Swede began the final day's play with a three-shot lead over South African George Coetzee, who shot a course record 63 on Saturday.

Stenson birdied the third, although Coetzee closed the gap with an eagle only to bogey the fourth and fifth.

Fourth round leaderboard

(Rsa unless stated)

-17 H Stenson (Swe)
-14 G Coetzee
-13 T Aiken
-13 M Kaymer (Ger)
-11 C Schwartzel
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Coetzee birdied the eighth while a double bogey on the ninth left Stenson with a two-over 38 on the front nine.

The pair remained level with 14 holes played only for a bogey on the 15th from Coetzee to give Stenson a one-shot advantage.

The Swede would need no second invitation to cement his lead with birdies at the 16th and 17th ending his long victory drought.

German Martin Kaymer and Thomas Aiken, another of the home contingent, were joint third at 13 under par.

England's Tommy Fleetwood's share of sixth place has won him a European Tour card for next season, knocking South African Tjaart Van der Walt out of the top 119 on the money list.

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