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Figueiredo, Otto are Par 3 Champions

Portugal’s Pedro Figueiredo and South Africa’s Hennie Otto were both victorious in two days of thrilling Par 3 action during the traditional Par 3 Challenge of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.

The Par 3 Challenge sees a full field of professionals play the Tribute Course at the magnificent National Junior Development Centre, and where each of the nine holes captures the spirit of some of the most famous par-threes in the world.

Figueiredo won the Tuesday Par 3 Competition by three strokes with a round of 6-under-par 21, and Otto took the honours in the Wednesday Par 3 Competition by one stroke with his round of 5-under-par 22.

“I saw so many holes that I’ve watched on TV. It was fantastic to play here,” said a delighted Figueiredo.

Otto was equally pleased with his performance. “This is such a beautiful facility and it’s a privilege to play here.”

Each professional earned R140 000 for their victories.