13.1.2021 05:11 pm
The Sunshine Ladies Tour has also pushed back the start of its 2021 season.
The Sunshine Tour has announced the postponement of its 2021 schedule by one month in light of the current nationwide rise in Covid-19 cases.
The other South Africans out in front are Dean Burmester, Jacques Kruyswijk and Ruan Korb, while Dylan Frittelli is just one stroke back.
“I’ve come close a couple of times and would love to pull it through this week,” said the winner from last week at Leopard Creek.
The South African is desperate to add his name to the winners’ list, but he’ll have strong competition when the tournament tees off on Thursday.
A group of four players finished tied second on 10 under par – South Africa’s Jayden Schaper, England’s Richard Bland, American Sean Crocker and Poland’s Adrian Meronk.
Meronk’s nearest challenger is South African Jayden Schaper, who made an eagle and two birdies in his final four holes for a 67.
Rising star Jayden Schaper leads the South African challenge on eight under at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Ockie Strydom, with a bogey-free 66, led the local challenge after a tough day of scoring at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
The main local challenge will come from Wilco Nienaber, Garrick Higgo, George Coetzee, Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Brandon Stone.
“Any win at Leopard Creek would be special. We’re so blessed to play such a unique course so it would obviously mean a lot to me,” said the Dane.
The big-hitting youngster finished bogey, bogey to miss out on a chance of winning a first European Tour title.
Hansen shot a four-under-par final round of 67 for a 265 total.
“The final round is going to be great. It will be the first time I’m in that situation and I’m just going to embrace it and enjoy it.”
After a weather delay and a second round that will be completed on Saturday, Wilco Nienaber is also in a good position going into the weekend.