Other sport 21.11.2013 07.00 am

Sefatsa shoots for glory at golfing home

Teboho Sefatsa. Gallo Images
There’s a lot to be said for home- town advantage.

More often than not it provides an added edge, especially on the mental side, and if there’s one person who will be looking to exploit this phenomenon it is Teboho Sefatsa when the SA Open Championship tees off today.

The Sunshine Tour professional has been a member at Glendower Golf Club for the past 12 years, it was the scene of his biggest victory when he claimed the BMG Classic there last year, and now he’ll rely on local knowledge to stake a claim for golf’s second oldest national championship.

“Look, winning the SA Open would be great and a definite stepping stone in the right direction,” Sefatsa said yesterday. “It would be the cherry on top if I won it at my home club.

“Everyone supports me around here and this is pretty much where I’ve spent most of my golfing career and it would be a highlight for me.”

You might also like

Tim Clark not thinking about putting ban, yet

Time is running out for South African golfer Tim Clark. more ...

Mozo sinks winning putt as Spain lifts LPGA Crown

Belen Mozo sank an eight-foot birdie putt to win the clinching point Sunday as Spain won the LPGA International Crown team match-play title.... more ...

Koreans oust top-seeded Americans from LPGA Crown

Park In-Bee and Ryu So-Yeon each birdied a sudden-death playoff hole to lift South Korea over the United States at the LPGA International Crown, eliminating the top-seeded Americans from the match-play event.... more ...

Furyk takes three-shot lead at Canadian Open

Jim Furyk closed in on a third Canadian Open crown, firing a five-under 65 for a three-shot, third-round lead in the US PGA Tour event.... more ...

Whiteford and Horsey share Russian Open lead

Scotland's Peter Whiteford, had a blistering round of 66 that included five birdies in his first six holes, to move alongside Englishman David Horsey as third round leaders of the Russian Open on Saturday.... more ...


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Mandatory field