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South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen continues rise towards world Top 10

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen continues rise towards world Top 10

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen continued his rise in the world rankings released on Monday with a move up to 14th.

Oosthuizen finished fifth at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday, finishing on 15-under with rounds of 69 68 70 and 66. The SA number one ended four shots behind England’s Lee Westwood, who claimed a two-stroke victory on 19-under. The 37-year-old Oosthuizen pocketed R4.2m for his efforts.

It was the second week in a row Oosthuizen finished in the top-five, following his second place at the SA Open at Randpark Golf Club two weeks ago. There Oosthuizen earned a cool R1.9m.

His season earning stand at R6.1m after the two events.

SA number two Erik van Rooyen also made a move in the right direction on the rankings, rising two spots to 46th after a 12th place finish in Abu Dhabi.

Shaun Norris is the third-ranked SA golfer at 54th, having moved up six places. Norris finished in a tie for sixth in Abu Dhabi.

Branden Grace is 70th, Justin Harding is 81st and Christiaan Bezuidenhout rounds out at the SA players in the top-100 at number 90.

In total, six South Africans are ranked in the top-100. 

African News Agency (ANA)