Wang finishes second in South Africa

Sun 13 Nov 2016

Wang finishes second in South Africa

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November 14: Korea’s Jeunghun Wang settled for second place in the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player after Alex Noren of Sweden romped to the title with a closing nine-under-par 63 on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Wang, ranked fourth on the Asian Tour, led into the final round after carding a fine 64 during a difficult Saturday but he could not prevent Noren from winning a fourth European Tour title of the season by six shots. Wang closed with a disappointing 75.
Noren holed a 30-foot birdie putt at the seventh before repeating the trick from a similar distance at the next to put the pressure on Wang. When the Korean rising star, who has already won twice this season, carded a disappointing double bogey at the eighth, Noren briefly found himself with a one-shot lead, but Wang fired a birdie at the ninth to join him at the summit.
However, Noren proved too strong on the day as he regained the outright lead at the 10th, effortlessly knocking in his 25-foot eagle putt before chipping in for a birdie at the 11th to get to 14 under. The 34-year-old dropped his first shot of the day at the 14th hole but rolled in from eight
feet at the 16th to return to 14 under.
And with Wang carding bogeys at the 15th, 16th and 18th, Noren secured his eighth European Tour title
by six shots.
Wang was looking on the bright side after a difficult day. He said: "It was a really long day for me. Unlucky, but I still have a lot of tournaments. I think this is a great experience for me."
Thai star Thongchai Jaidee finished tied 16th.
In the Taiheyo Masters in Japan, Korea’s Song Young-han, who won the SMBC Singapore Open this year, finished second behind in-form Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama, who picked up his third win in his last four tournaments.

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