South African native Dean Burmester posted a bogey-free 64 on Sunday to claim a three-shot victory over compatriot Darren Fichardtat (64) at the Joburg Open.
Burmester’s final day at Houghton Golf Club in Johannesburg featured six birdies en route to an 18-under total.
It was Burmester’s third career title on the DP World Tour and first in over two years – his last coming at the Tenerife Open in 2021.
“I was a little rusty coming in, but my team did such a great job getting me ready for this week … and it paid off,” said Burmester, who played on the LIV Golf tour in 2023. “I knew I had to do something special, and fortunately I was able to do that.”
Englishman Dan Bradbury, the defending champion, finished solo third on 13 under after a final-round 64.
The top three finishers all qualified for The Open at Royal Troon in July.
Overnight leader Thriston Lawrence plummeted down the leaderboard, finishing T7, after struggling to a final-day 75.
The Joburg Open marked the start of the 2023-24 European tour season, which begins with three consecutive tournaments contested in South Africa, co-sanctioned by the (S.A.) Sunshine Tour.
Associated Press contributed to this recap.