Harding SA's best at Augusta National

Justin Harding (AP)
Justin Harding (AP)

Cape Town - Justin Harding finished as the top South African at the 83rd Masters at Augusta National on Sunday.

Out of the six South Africans who started the tournament, four made the cut for the weekend.

Harding, who was making his Masters debut, carded an even par 72 on Sunday to finish at 8-under for the tournament.

He finished tied for 12th, five shots behind eventual champion Tiger Woods, who claimed his 15th major title.

His performance helped move him from 49th in the world rankings, to 44th.

READ: Tiger Woods: Career timeline

SA's top-ranked golfer Louis Oosthuizen ended on a disappointing note as he posted a 4-over 76 to finish tied for 29th at 4-under.

2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman carded a 3-under 69 in his final round to finish T51 on 2-over for the tournament.

Branden Grace finished tied for 58th at 5-over par.

Meanwhile, 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and amateur Jovan Rebula were the two South Africans who failed to make the weekend.

Scores after Sunday's final round of the 83rd Masters tournament at par-72 Augusta National Golf Club (a-denotes amateur):

275 - Tiger Woods (USA) 70-68-67-70

276 - Xander Schauffele (USA) 73-65-70-68, Dustin Johnson (USA) 68-70-70-68, Brooks Koepka (USA) 66-71-69-70

277 - Jason Day (AUS) 70-67-73-67, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 70-67-66-74, Tony Finau (USA) 71-70-64-72, Webb Simpson (USA) 72-71-64-70

278 - Jon Rahm (ESP) 69-70-71-68, Rickie Fowler (USA) 70-71-68-69, Patrick Cantlay (USA) 73-73-64-68

280 - Justin Harding (RSA) 69-69-70-72, Matt Kuchar (USA) 71-69-68-72, Bubba Watson (USA) 72-72-67-69, Justin Thomas (USA) 73-68-69-70, Ian Poulter (ENG) 68-71-68-73

281 - Aaron Wise (USA) 75-71-68-67

282 - Adam Scott (AUS) 69-68-72-73, Patton Kizzire (USA) 70-70-73-69, Phil Mickelson (USA) 67-73-70-72

283 - Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN) 70-72-69-72, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 71-71-68-73, Kim Si-Woo (KOR) 72-72-70-69, Kyle Stanley (USA) 72-72-70-69, Kevin Kisner (USA) 69-73-72-69, Jordan Spieth (USA) 75-68-69-71, Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 78-67-68-70, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 73-71-71-68

284 - Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 71-66-71-76, Charley Hoffman (USA) 71-71-72-70, Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 66-75-73-70

285 - Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 75-70-68-72, Viktor Hovland (NOR) 72-71-71-71, Charles Howell III (USA) 73-67-76-69, Gary Woodland (USA) 70-71-74-70

286 - Rafael Cabrera (ESP) 73-70-75-68, Álvaro Ortiz (MEX) 73-71-73-69, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 74-72-67-73, Kevin Tway (USA) 72-71-70-73, Patrick Reed (USA) 73-70-74-69, Jimmy Walker (USA) 72-72-72-70, Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 71-71-70-74

287 - Li Haotong (CHN) 72-74-73-68, Keith Mitchell (USA) 72-74-72-69, Keegan Bradley (USA) 76-68-71-72

288 - Corey Conners (CAN) 70-71-71-76, Andrew Landry (USA) 72-73-73-70, Kevin Na (USA) 71-73-73-71

289 - Marc Leishman (AUS) 72-72-70-75, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 69-72-75-73

290 - Cameron Smith (AUS) 70-74-69-77, Martin Kaymer (GER) 73-74-72-71, Trevor Immelman (RSA) 74-72-75-69, Eddie Pepperell (ENG) 74-73-72-71

291 - Devon Bling (USA) 74-73-71-73

292 - Billy Horschel (USA) 72-75-74-71, Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 73-73-72-74

293 - Takumi Kanaya (JPN) 73-74-68-78, Branden Grace (RSA) 72-75-72-74, Zach Johnson (USA) 74-73-73-73

294 - Satoshi Kodaira (JPN) 75-70-73-76

296 - Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 72-75-73-76, Bernhard Langer (GER) 71-72-75-78, Alexander Norén (SWE) 75-72-75-74, J.B. Holmes (USA) 70-72-74-80

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