Dean Burmester delivered a final-round masterclass to claim his second European Tour title on Sunday – comfortably winning the Tenerife Open by five strokes.
Four years after his maiden Tour win, Burmester made it back-to-back South African victories in Spain, following Garrick Higgo’s triumph last week.
With his countrymen waiting for him in anticipation at the 18th green, Burmester tapped in for birdie on the final hole to seal an incredible performance that would mean a lot for his game and him personally.
The 28-year-old started the final round one stroke behind the lead but immediately blasted himself into contention and eventually into the lead with a superb start.
Burmester was flawless from the beginning – sinking five birdies in the opening seven holes before capitalising on his lead with a dominant back-nine showing.
Four more birdies after the turn saw him sign off for a bogey-free nine-under-par 62 on Sunday with a winning score of 25 under par.
DEAN BURMESTER HAS WON THE TENERIFE OPEN 🇿🇦
His second European Tour victory 🏆 pic.twitter.com/lv2nGTcbVu
— Compleat Golfer (@CompleatGolfer) May 2, 2021
Overnight leaders Nicolai von Dellinghausen and Kalle Samooja had no answer for Burmester brilliance and fell far behind the South African.
Von Dellinghausen made an eagle on the last hole to clinch second spot on 20 under par, while the Swede settled in T3 alongside Adrian Meronk on 19 under for the week.
Higgo produced a final-round 69 to conclude the event in T8 and on 16 under par, while Justin Harding and Justin Walters both finished a further stroke back.
Zander Lombard went even par for his final round to finish the week on ten under par.
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