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Charl Schwartzel cruises to 12-shot win at Alfred Dunhill Championship

Last Updated: 16/12/12 6:40pm

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Charl Schwartzel: Another double-figure margin of victory

Charl Schwartzel: Another double-figure margin of victory

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Charl Schwartzel capped an excellent end to the year as he coasted to a 12-shot victory at the storm-hit Alfred Dunhill Championship in his native South Africa.

The home favourite was on cruise-control for much of the final round, signing off with a composed three-under 69 to post a tournament-record score of 24 under par.

Final leaderboard:

GB & Ire unless stated
-24 C Schwartzel (SA)
-12 K Broberg (Swe)
-11 A Sullivan
-11 G Bourdy (Fra)
-11 G Mulroy (SA)
-11 S Jamieson

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Schwartzel, winner by 11 shots in Thailand last week, started the last day 10 ahead following two straight 64s, and his advantage was never seriously threatened as he parred the opening seven holes.

The 2010 Masters champion bogeyed the eighth - just his third dropped shot of the week - but got it back immediately before an approaching thunderstorm suspended play for two hours.

But the delay did not affect his concentration as he returned to birdie 12 and 13, and he rolled in his 25th birdie putt of the week to ensure another double-digit margin of victory and his eighth European Tour title.

Kristoffer Broberg was gifted outright second when Schwartzel's playing partner Gregory Bourdy made a mess of the final hole, signing off with a double-bogey to slip to 11 under.

Broberg's eagle at the 13th ultimately banked the Swede some extra cash as he returned a 70 to finish at 12 under, while Scott Jamieson carded an eagle and five birdies in his closing 68 that earned him a share of third with Bourdy and England's Andy Sullivan.

And after Keith Horne's remarkable two aces on Friday and Saturday, the 192-yard par-three 12th coughed up another hole in one to Magnus A Carlsson.

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