David Lipsky stayed strong during a mentally tough back nine to claim his second European Tour title with a two-shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Lipsky started the final day one shot behind, but quickly found himself sitting pretty at the top with four birdies and a front nine of 31 at Leopard Creek Country Club.
Another birdie at the 10th was soon cancelled out when the American made bogey at the 12th. Heading into the 16th, Lipsky was four shots clear, but for the second consecutive round, he made double bogey at the par-three 16th, to halve his lead.
Lipsky kept his cool and birdied the last to see off his closest challenger David Drysdale, with overnight leader Scott Jamieson finishing tied-third with Zander Lombard, with the two Englishmen Oliver Wilson and Ben Evans sharing fifth place.
"It's indescribable actually," said Lipsky. "This was a tough year for me. I haven't played that well and have really struggled. To cap it off with a win at the end of the year is so special," he added.
David Lipsky: What's in the bag of the Alfred Dunhill Champion?
Driver: TaylorMade M4, 9.5˚
Fairway: TaylorMade M4, 15˚
Irons: TaylorMade P790 3 iron, TaylorMade P750 4 iron, TaylorMade P730 5-PW
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 52˚, 56˚, Milled Grind Hi Toe 60˚
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: TaylorMade TP5