Louis Oosthuizen settles for 12th at Masters

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South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen fired a final round 69 to end on six-under in the Masters at Augusta, Georgia, on Sunday.

Oosthuizen ended 12th, nine shots behind American Patrick Reed who won on a 15-under total for the week.

On his first nine, Oosthuizen bogied the par five second – the same hole he famously made an albatross two in 2012 when he finished runner-up to America’s Bubba Watson. Two more birdies followed for Oosthuizen on six and nine to make the turn in one-under for the day.

Disaster struck for the 2010 Open champion with a double bogey six on the par four 11th, but he offset that with birdies on 12 and 13. Two more gains came at 15 and 16 for the 35-year-old as he ended the year’s first major on a positive note.

Earlier, Branden Grace carded his best round of the week as he posted a five-under 67 to finish in a tie for 24th. Starting the day in 40th position on four-over, the 29-year-old opened with two birdies and seven pars on the front nine.

Coming home, despite bogies on 11 and 17 Grace reeled off four birdies in a row from the 13th, and picked up another birdie at the 18th to ensure he finished in red figures for the week.