Darren Clarke well off pace at the Tshwane Open despite closing 69

Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke shot a closing three-under 69 at the Tshwane Open in South Africa but it should have been better as he finished with three bogeys.

Clarke's five-under-par total left him sharing 63rd position, 16 shots behind winner Dawie Van Der Walt, at the Copperleaf course in Centurion.

The Northern Irishman had six birdies and no dropped shots in his first 13 holes before his late stumbles.

Damien McGrane ended on 11 under after a closing round of 69.

South African Van der Walt finished the tournament on 21 under, two ahead of compatriot Darren Fichardt.