Jamie Bower finished tied third in the African Amateur Strokeplay Championship.

It could have been even better for the Meltham golfer, but the 22-year-old had two bogeys in the final four holes at Leopard Creek in South Africa.

It left him with a three-over-par total of 75 for his final round and a seven-under-par finish for the four rounds, having started the final day at 10 under.

Bower will be disappointed with the worst finishing round of the top dozen players, but his form overall has been excellent, winning the Gauteng North Open at Irene GC and then performing solidly in the South African Strokeplay at Blue Valley.

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Bower had six birdies in his third round at Leopard Creek, which he carded in four under par, to put himself in contention for the title.

But that honour went to home-country player Albert Venter on 14 under par, five shots clear of second-placed Jamie Savage from Scotland.

Tied in third with Bower were other Scottish players Jack McDonald and Craig Ross.

Bower is one of a three-strong England team playing in South Africa.

He has three events still to play – the Southern Cape Open Strokeplay (February 18-20 at Mossel Bay), the Cape Province Open (February 23-25 at Kingswood Golf Estate) and the South African Amateur (Feb 28- Mar 4 at George).