MENA Tour-Dubai Creek Open-Final

MG Keyser survived a shaky start and a late wobble to complete a tense wire-to-wire victory in the Dubai Creek Open on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old South African, two in front overnight, closed with a level-par 71 to finish on 13-under for the tournament, beating his nearest rival Rayhan Thomas of India by two shots for his maiden win on the MENA Tour.

Keyser, who is now based in Dubai, made a bogey-double bogey start, but showed steely resilience, picking up three shots in his next four holes to regain the lead. Just when he appeared to be cruising home, Keyser double-bogeyed the 17th after smashing his drive into the Dubai Creek, but he kept his calm under pressure.