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Everything You Need To Know About Joburg Open Winner Dean Burmester

By: | Mon 27 Nov 2023

DEAN BURMESTER hit an error-free final round 64 to win the Joburg Open by three shots as overnight leader Thriston Lawrence went backwards in a hurry at Houghton Golf Club.

Burmester hit six birdies and cruised through his round for a 262-shot total to overturn a three-shot deficit and claim his third win on the DP World Tour, which began its new season at the weekend.

The 34-year-old South African finished ahead of second placed compatriot Darren Fichardt, whose final round 64 included an eagle for a total of 265. Defending champion Dan Bradbury from England also blitzed the course on the last day with his 64 taking him into third place on 267.

The top three finishers all qualified for The Open at Royal Troon in July.

Lawrence started the day three shots clear but was in trouble from the second hole, where he doubled bogeyed, and quickly saw his lead slip. He hit three more sixes for a final round 75 and a share of seventh place on 270.

“I tried to stay patient throughout the round,” said Burmester. “Thriston is a tough competitor so I knew I had to do something special and I was fortunate to do so.”

Who Is Dean Burmester

Burmester was born in Zimbabwe on June 2, 1989.  He is from a sporting family. His father, Mark, played international cricket for Zimbabwe while his mother Michelle holds the women's course record at Royal Harare Golf Club, his home course.

Burmester has won eight times on the Sunshine Tour, including the 2015 Zimbabwe Open. He also won the 2017 Tshwane Open, a co-sanctioned Sunshine Tour and European Tour event.

In May 2021, Burmester claimed his second European Tour victory at the Tenerife Open, recording a final round of 62 to win by five shots. In November 2021, Burmester won the PGA Championship on the Sunshine Tour.

In August 2022, Burmester finished fourth at the Albertsons Boise Open on the Korn Ferry Tour and went on to secure a PGA Tour card for the 2022-23 season but in February 2023 he joined LIV Golf.

He averages more than 320 yards form the tee, finds 49.54% of fairways and hits 66.92% of greens in regulation. He averages 29.50 putts per round, gets up and down from the sand 53.19% of the time and has a scoring average of 70.50.

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