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Grace cruises to win at China Open

Branden Grace closed with a three-under 69 Sunday to cruise to a three-stroke win at the China Open.

Grace, who got his tour card via Q School last fall, finished at 21-under 267. This was already his third win of the season.

The South African became just the second player in European Tour history to win three times in one season after graduating from Q School the year before. Johan Edfors was the first to do so in 2006.

Last year's winner Nicolas Colsaerts also shot 69 in the final round to end alone in second place at minus-18 at the Binhai Lake Golf Club.

Richard Finch fired a six-under 66 to take third at 17-under-par 271, while George Coetzee (69) and Victor Dubuisson (67) shared fourth at minus-16.

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