Trevor Fisher Jnr takes Africa Open

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Only South African born players have won this trophy since 2010

Trevor Fisher Jnr had to battle his nerves to win the Africa Open in style, eventually taking the trophy by a massive five shot margin.

The South African took the title after ending the day eight-under and -24 for the tournament.

Fisher Jnr, who claimed to be suffering from nerves through the final holes, said: “It’s always a bit nerve wracking leading, so you always try not to think about the result.

“I think I did a good job today and stayed in the moment. I was nervous the last few holes.

“But it was a great day, I played well. The putter was amazing and I sank some amazing putts today.

“It must have been written in the stars.”

He had been put under continued pressure by Englishman Matt Ford, who finished in clear second at -19.

Ford had been working as a postman until advancing through November’s Qualifying School at the tenth attempt.

Fisher Jnr, had nothing but admiration for Ford’s valiant efforts, saying: “He’s a little British Bulldog!

“He just sank putts all day and I thought – I’m not going to get away from this guy. He made a birdie, then I made a birdie, it was quite tough.

“Then on the ninth hole I made a great birdie there and he made a five, so I think that’s where it turned around”

With this maiden win, Fisher Jnr continues the line of South African winners at this tournament since it’s inception in 2010.
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