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 Ugo Coussaud with the the South African Stroke Play Championship trophy

Ugo Coussaud with the the South African Stroke Play Championship trophy

Gary Hurley and Gavin Moynihan shared fifth spot as Frenchman Ugo Coussaud claimed the South African Stroke Play Championship at Port Elizabeth Golf Club.

Hurley was two over par after following an opening birdie with a triple bogey seven at the fourth. But the West Waterford man then made another eight birdies in his final 13 holes for a 66 that left him alongside The Island's Moynihan (71) on eight under par.

Scores

Ireland had five players inside the top 25 with Naas' Jack Hume (71) tied 17th on three under and Stackstown's Richard Bridges (70) and Faithlegg's Robin Dawson (71) joint 24th on one under.

Coussaud carded a final round four-under-par 68 to clinch a three stroke victory over South Africa’s Rupert Kaminski on a winning score of 15-under-par 273.

Ballymena's Dermot McElroy (71) and Ardglass' Cormac Sharvin (73) tied for 32nd on two over.

FINAL RESULT (Top 20)

273 Ugo Coussaud FRA 66 71 68 68

276 Rupert Kaminski 68 67 69 72

277 Armandt Scholtz 73 67 66 71; Romain Langasque FRA 72 70 64 71 80; Gary Hurley IRL 70 72 72 66; Gavin Moynihan IRL 68 71 70 71

282 Ewen Ferguson SCO 65 71 71 75

283 Craig Ross SCO 70 70 72 71; Dylan Naidoo 69 70 72 72; Luke Trocado 69 66 76 72

284 Jade Buitendag 75 69 66 74; Jason Smith 71 72 73 68; Jeong Weon Ko FRA 71 69 71 73; Darin de Smidt 70 71 70 73; Johan Germishuys 69 71 71 73; Ian Snyman 68 72 73 71

285 Jack Hume IRL 72 71 71 71; Connor Syme SCO 71 71 74 69; Aubrey Beckley 71 71 70 73; Jeremy Gandon FRA 67 78 71 69

286 Paul Boshoff 72 71 73 70; Tristen Strydom 72 69 74 71; Andrew van der Knaap 70 74 67 75

Other Irish

287 Richard Bridges 78 69 70 70; Robin Dawson 73 72 71 71 

290 Dermot McElroy 72 72 75 71; Cormac Sharvin 68 74 75 73

Cut

150 John Ross Galbraith 81 69

151 Colm Campbell 77 74