South African Open 2013
Morten Orum Madsen claims maiden European Tour title
November 24, 2013
Morten Orum Madsen of Denmark won his first European Tour title Sunday as Charl Schwartzel struggled in the final round of the season-opening South African Open.
Madsen shot a 67 for a 19-under total of 269 and a two-shot victory, overtaking Schwartzel and Hennie Otto of South Africa.
Schwartzel had a triple-bogey 6 on No. 6 and a double bogey on No. 10 to lose his overnight lead. Otto, the 2011 champion, lost the lead when he bogeyed the 15th hole and had a double bogey on the 16th.
Madsen had five birdies and no bogeys.
''I expected to play well, but I didn't expect to stand here,'' he said during the trophy presentation.
Madsen was ranked No. 244 in the world before the tournament.
Jbe Kruger shot a final-round 65 to tie Otto for second at 17 under. Marco Crespi and Schwartzel tied for fourth at 16 under.