Branden Grace shot a closing round of 70 to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by two shots at the home of golf. He didn’t make it easy for himself after a dodgy part in the middle of his third round on Saturday, but recovered well to beat off a late charge from Thorbjorn Olesen.
He was four shots clear overnight and five shots clear after birdieing the first hole in the final round. But at one stage he was tied with Olesen walking off the 11th green but hit back with three straight birdies at 12, 13 and 14 which put him clear of the field again in a tournament which he had led from day one after a blistering round of 60 at Kingsbarns.
The young South African kept his nerve and despite a bogey at 17 managed to hold on and win for the fourth time this season.
Grace finished at 22 under par matching last years winning score from Michael Hoey.
I believe there is much more to come from this player, maybe even a major next season?