Burmester’s win at the co-sanctioned Tshwane Open in 2017 was his first on the European Tour and seventh on the Sunshine Tour, but he had not claimed a worldwide victory since.

“I think any time you can make your game travel, you’re achieving great things, so I’m ecstatic to win here,” he said.

“I’d obviously love to get in that top 100 in the world, it’s quite lucrative, a lot of things happen when you get into that top 100 so if I can get back there I’ll be very excited.

“Hopefully I can go from strength to strength now and that’ll be my plan, I won’t stop working hard and trying to get better.”

He added: “It’s amazing, just to have the support of our little group of South African guys, we’re kind of like a family out here. We all travel a long way to come and ply our craft so just to have those guys on the 18th green, all the caddies, all the players, spraying me with champagne and congratulating me - there’s no better feeling in the world.”

Von Dellingshausen briefly cut it to four with an eagle from the fringe at the last after bogeying the eighth and birdieing the 11th, but Burmester birdied the 18th to seal an emphatic triumph.

American John Catlin finished at 18 under, a shot clear of South Korean Yikeun Chang and Spaniard Pedro Oriol and two ahead of Higgo, home favourites Adri Arnaus and Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez, and Australian Scott Hend.