19.11.2020 07:22 pm
The young star was in scintillating form as he joined fellow countryman Shaun Norris atop the leaderboard at Randpark.
Wilco Nienaber silenced even the local peacocks with his booming drives as he joined Shaun Norris in a South African double act that topped the leaderboard after Thursday’s first round of the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club.
Dylan Frittelli finished in a tie for fifth position, alongside Rory McIlroy.
The victory, by one shot, means he doesn’t have to qualify for the three big European Tour co-sanctioned events in the next month.
The players are the ones who have the most risk and if any of them get exposed then they’ll also be out of the Alfred Dunhill Champs and SA Open.
Leading local golfer George Coetzee said he would travel from anywhere in the world to play at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
The Time Square Casino Challenge at Wingate Park Country Club will be followed by the Joburg Open, Alfred Dunhill Championship and the SA Open.
South Africa’s in-form golfer has now targeted the big European Tour co-sanctioned events.
“It really started gusting quite hard towards the last 30 minutes of the round. It was brutal. I can’t explain it,” said the now seven-time winner on tour.
It will be a bumper few weeks of golf which will also include the playing of the Joburg Open and Alfred Dunhill Championship.
It will follow hot on the heels of the Joburg Open and before the SA Open, which is set to be announced on Thursday.
The Joburg Open will be held the week after the Masters, but Abt is still hopeful that they will be able to get a top-class field for the co-sanctioned event.
Danie van Tonder continued to provide free tuition out on the golf course to his fellow Sunshine Tour pros on the art of winning as he claimed the Vodacom Championship Reloaded title by four strokes at Huddle Park on Friday, his third trophy in the five-event Rise Up Series. It has been an extraordinary run […]
Van Tonder finished his round with a six-under-par 66, taking him out to 15-under for the tournament.
“I’m very happy, the driver gave me lots of chances with wedges to get really close to the pins,” said the leader after the first round at Huddle Park after starting his hunt for a third Rise Up Series title in perfect fashion.