Joburg Open, first success for Dan Bradbury

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Joburg Open, first success for Dan Bradbury

First success on the DP World Tour for Dan Bradbury who in Johannesburg won the Joburg Open with a total of 263 (63 66 67 67, -21) strokes. Leading from the first to the fourth round, the Englishman overtook the competition of the Finnish Sami Valimaki, 2 / o with 266 (-18), and the South Africans Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Daniel Van Tonder, both 3 / i with 267 (-17) .

Dan Bradbury, Joburg Open

At the Houghton GC (par 71), Francesco Laporta was close to the Top 10 and stood out as the best blue in the competition. The Apulian, 13 / o with 273 (67 69 68 69, -11), preceded the Roman Renato Paratore, 33 / o with 278 (68 68 73 69, -6), and the Lombard Lorenzo Scalise, 54 / or with 282 (73 68 72 69, -2).

Success to remember for Bradbury. A professional for a few months, at his third appearance on the circuit, with this exploit he earned the opportunity to play, in 2023, the 151st edition of The Open (from 20 to 23 July). The same goal was also achieved by Valimaki and Bezuindenhout.

And now Bradbury is preparing to take a big leap forward in the world rankings. Number 1,384 on the eve of the tournament, he will approach the Top 500. Resounding Dan Bradbury. The 23-year-old Englishman, just in his sixth appearance in a professional tournament and with even less status, wins the Joburg Open 2022, in South Africa.

For him, who wins with a margin by virtue of his -21 (63 66 67 67, 263 strokes), a huge leap in the world rankings: he was out of the first 1300, now he will be around 550th place. He finishes second at -18 to the Finnish Sami Valimaki, who precedes the first two hosts, Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Daniel Van Tonder, by one stroke.

He closes fifth at -15 the other South African Louis de Jager. Sixth position at -13 for one of the six able to close at -6 today, namely the English Dale Whitnell; for him two other South Africans at his side, Heinrich Bruiners and JJ Senekal.

Casey Jarvis, the French Romain Langasque, the English Tim Murray and the Swede Simon Forsström complete the top ten, all at -12. Chapter Italians: slight decline for Francesco Laporta, who still ends valid 13th at -11.

33rd at -6, however, Renato Paratore, who saw his legs cut from the third lap. 54th to -2, finally, Lorenzo Scalise.