Fisher wins Tshwane Open after fighting off challenge from Hoey

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Ross Fisher gets a hug from his caddie Sunday after winning the Tshwane Open.
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Series: European Tour

CENTURION, South Africa -- English golfer Ross Fisher secured his first European Tour title in four years Sunday with a three-shot victory in the Tshwane Open.

Fisher, who started the day with a five-stroke lead, fought off a challenge from Michael Hoey that briefly cut his advantage to one shot as the two played together in the final group.

Fisher responded with an eagle at the long 15th from 25 feet to gain two strokes on the Northern Irishman, who finished at 17 under for a share of second place with South Africa's Danie van Tonder. Spain's Carlos Del Moral was a shot behind in fourth.

"I'm just thrilled to get over the line," said Fisher, who now has five wins on the European Tour. "It was a testing day with the weather conditions, and playing with Mike, he put up a great challenge for me."