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Strong finish helps Sterne claim Johannesburg Open in playoff

Updated: January 13, 2008, 11:45 AM ET
Reuters

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South African Richard Sterne needed two holes of a sudden-death playoff to win the co-sanctioned European Tour/Sunshine Tour Johannesburg Open on Sunday.

Sterne fired a 6-under 65 on Sunday to reach the playoff with compatriot Garth Mulroy and Sweden's Magnus Carlsson at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

That trio overtook third-round leader Mark Murless, who will blame putting mistakes for wasting a two-shot lead and finishing in a tie ...

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