Stenson strolls to Nedbank victory in Sun City

 

Golf - Nedbank Golf Challenge: Sweden's Henrik Stenson won the Nedbank Golf Challenge by nine strokes at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa.

Stenson carded a four-under-par 68 in the final round to finish on 21-under-par 267. American Kenny Perry, who fired a day's best 65 to finish on 276, was second.
   
The 32-year-old Stenson, who began the day with an eight-shot lead, had no telling challengers as he steered clear of any bogeys until the last hole. He registered just one birdie on the front nine but sunk four more birdies on the back nine to win
 in a procession.
   
Playing partner and compatriot Robert Karlsson could make no inroads on his lead as he picked up just one birdie in a 72 that secured him third place on nine-under-par 279.
   
Perry was well served by his power game as he eagled the second hole and then birdied the fourth, 11th and 14th holes before finishing strongly with birdies on the last two holes.
   
Stenson's score has only been bettered by local favourites Ernie Els, who fired a 25-under-par 263 in 1999, and Nick Price, who won in 1993 with a total of 264.
 
Final round scores and totals from the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the par-72 Gary Player Country Club course Sun City, South Africa

267 - Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 63 71 65 68
276 - Kenny Perry (United States) 73 70 68 65
279 - Robert Karlsson (Sweden) 72 68 67 72
280 - Rory Sabbatini (South Africa)  68 70 72 70
284 - Sergio Garcia (Spain) 72 70 72 70, Lee Westwood (England) 70 72 70 72
286 - James Kingston (South Africa) 72 77 70 67, KJ Choi (S Korea) 72 67 73 74
290 - Justin Rose (England) 73 73 72 72
291 - Trevor Immelman (South Africa) 72 73 69 77
292 - Luke Donald (England) 72 74 71 75
293 - Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain) 75 76 73 69