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21 Feb 2016 - WP Closed

WP Closed

Altin van der Merwe claimed the WP Closed in very windy conditions at Parow today.

The day started disastrously for Van der Merwe when he double bogeyed his opening hole (18th), he then came back strong before ending with a triple bogey on the short 17th to post a 1 over par 73. This left him 3 strokes behind his Bellville club mate Michael Sherriff who made 6 birdies on his way to an opening 70.

The afternoon saw Van der Merwe come out strong but going into the final nine it was a 3 way tie between Sherriff, Van der Merwe and Russell Soffer. In the end, Van der Merwe played his final nine in 2 under to secure the title.

The win consolidates Van der Merwe's position on top of the WP Rankings.

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