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Thriston Lawrence’s dreams come true at the Joburg Open

Thriston Lawrence’s dreams come true at the Joburg Open

Article Sourced from The Witness

South Africa’s Thriston Lawrence has had a “life-changing” moment.

He found the silver lining at the end of a week of storms in the Joburg Open as he won his first DP World Tour title at Randpark Golf Club on Saturday.

Lawrence was crowned the winner by four strokes after it was decided that a tournament, first reduced to 54 holes because of the Covid-19 travel red list, was further reduced to 36 holes on Saturday because of bad weather.

“It’s the best feeling in the world,” said Lawrence in a statement from the Sunshine Tour.

He won on 12 under par, with fellow South African Zander Lombard taking second on eight under and England’s Ashley Chesters and South Africa’s Shaun Norris sharing third on seven under par.

“I played unbelievable golf over the past two days. I would’ve liked to have finished with a winning putt on 18, but it was out of my control. I went out there with a mentality to finish the tourn

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Proteas star Markram shoot up ICC T20 rankings
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Proteas star Markram shoot up ICC T20 rankings

Sourced from News 24

The ever-improving Aiden Markram has shot up the latest ICC rankings following his performance at the T20 World Cup.

The 27-year-old's stunning knock of 52* (25) on Sunday went a long way towards securing an impressive victory against England in Sharjah, and while that was not enough to see the Proteas progress in the competition, it was another reminder of Markram's class and how important he has become to the Proteas cause. 

Markram finished the tournament with 162 runs at an average of 54.00 and a strike rate of 145.94, and when the latest rankings were released on Thursday, he had moved up on both the batting and allrounder charts.

Markram has moved up three placed to now sit 3rd on the batting rankings behind Babar Azam (1st) and Dawid Malan (2nd), while he has also moved up to 7th on the allrounder rankings.

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