Oosthuizen shoots 66 to win Volvo Champions

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DURBAN, South Africa -- Louis Oosthuizen shot a final round 6-under 66 to beat Scott Jamieson of Scotland by a single stroke and win the Volvo Champions on Sunday.

Oosthuizen finished with a 16 under total of 272 at Durban Country Club to wrap up the victory after the Scot narrowly missed a chip on the 18th hole for eagle. Jamieson, who led by five shots heading into the last day, carded a final-round 72, and missed out on second successive European Tour win in Durban by a solitary shot.

Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (68) was another shot back in third, two strokes ahead of Ireland's Padraig Harrington in fourth.

It was Oosthuizen's sixth career European Tour win and elevated him to a career-high fourth in the world rankings.

Jamieson won the Nelson Mandela Championship in December for his first tour victory and looked headed for a second title. But he followed two early birdies with a double bogey on the par-4 fifth hole Sunday and then dropped another shot on the 16th.

"Louis is major champion, there's no shame in losing to him," Jamieson said. "I gave it my all, but it wasn't to be."

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