Shaun Norris wins Nashua Masters at Wild Coast Sun

| 9 November 2011

Shaun Norris from Pretoria has won the Nashua Masters which was held at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club last week. Norris took the title by one stroke from a faltering Tyrone Mordt to win his second Sunshine Tour title after he won his maiden title in February 2008 at the inaugural Africa Open. His final-round five-under-par 65 gave him a tournament total of nine-under-par.

For much of the final round, Mordt, playing in his 50th Sunshine Tour tournament and looking for his first victory, seemed to have matters under control.

He stretched clear with three consecutive birdies from the second to the fourth, and it looked probable that he could wait for birdie opportunities to present themselves rather than having to hunt them down.

But he stumbled within sight of victory, and instead added a second top-10 performance for the year to his list after he shared seventh in the Dimension Data Pro-Am in February.

Darren Fichardt, who won the title in the 2009 Nashua Masters, finished in third on five-under, three strokes behind Norris, with Ulrich van den Berg and Brandon Pieters sharing fourth another shot further back.