Dean Burmester triumphs on his home course

Dean Burmester triumphed on his home court at the Joburg Open, beating fellow Australian Min Woo Lee, winner of the Australian PGA Championship in Brisbane

by Andrea Gussoni
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Dean Burmester triumphs on his home course
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Dean Burmester triumphed on his home court at the Joburg Open, beating fellow Australian Min Woo Lee, winner of the Australian PGA Championship in Brisbane. The South African celebrated his third career success on the men's continental circuit of the DP World Tour.

On the course at Houghton GC (par 70) in Johannesburg, Burmester dominated with a total of 262 (68 62 68 64, -18), surpassing by three strokes compatriot Darren Fichardt, 2nd with 265 (-15), and the defending champion, the Englishman Dan Bradbury, 3rd with 267 (-13).

With a bogey-free final round of 64 (-6), crowned with six birdies, Burmester was able to climb from second position and secure the entire prize money. His feat not only earned him 170,165.58 euros, but also guaranteed him qualification for the 152nd edition of The Open, the oldest golf major, which will be held in Ayrshire, Scotland, from 18 to 21 July 2024 .

Dean Burmester, results

In the first tournament of the DP World Tour 2024, the Italian team offered a performance below expectations. The best placing was obtained by Francesco Laporta with a 47th place, followed by Matteo Manassero in 66th place after a difficult fourth round with a partial score of 77 (+7).

Unfortunately Andrea Pavan and Renato Paratore did not make the cut, both ranking in 73rd place with a score of 141 (+1), and Lorenzo Scalise was ranked in 98th place with a score of 143 (+3). We are certain that our athletes will return stronger than before in the next competitions.

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