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Stenson wins SA Open for 1st title in 3 years

Updated: November 18, 2012, 11:05 AM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Henrik Stenson held on to his three-shot overnight lead to win the European Tour's South African Open on Sunday and end a three-year wait for a tournament title.

The Swede finished with a 1-under 71 for a 17-under total of 271 and his first victory since the 2009 Players Championship. It was also Stenson's first win on the European Tour in five years.

"2011 was a tough year with not much good going on on the course for me," Stenson said. "I felt I was getting closer ...

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