23.9.2020 06:12 pm
Viljoen’s nine birdies held at bay a group of four golfers, as he pulled two shots clear in the opening round.
Finishes of 19th, 15th and 12th so far in the Rise-Up Series have probably done a disservice to how well MJ Viljoen has been hitting the ball, but on Wednesday the Bloemfontein golfer put it all together with his putting and was able to post the really low score he has been threatening for a while.
George Coetzee produced a superb final round in Pretoria, earning his 11th Sunshine Tour victory.
Daniel van Tonder secured a convincing victory at Glendower Golf Club on Friday.
The 40th edition of South Africa’s most prestigious golf tournament has been scratched due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jayden Schaper, Danie van Tonder and Martin Rohwer are one shot clear at the front of the field.
After an opening round 65, Martin Rohwer is one shot ahead of Lyle Rowe at the second leg of the Sunshine Tour’s Rise-Up Series.
For Hennie Otto, the Sunshine Tour’s new Rise-Up Series is deeply personal.
After making a victorious comeback, Darren Fichardt said he was grateful for the return of butterflies after five months without any competitive golf.
Alex Haindl is alone out front, on three under par, one stroke clear of fellow Sunshine Tour stalwart Anton Haig heading into Friday’s final round.
Dylan Mostert was well-served by his irons as he claimed a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Betway Championship at Killarney Country Club on Wednesday.
The LPGA Tour on Wednesday cancelled its Shanghai tournament after China said it will not hold most international sports events this year because of coronavirus.
Dustin Johnson drained eight birdies to fire a five-under par 65 and seize a one-shot lead after a blistering third-round performance, while South African Dylan Frittelli fell further behind at the PGA Championship on Saturday.
China No 1 Li Haotong outshone the big guns on Friday to lead at the halfway stage of the PGA Championship, but two-time defending champ Brooks Koepka of the US appeared poised to strike, while South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli kept himself in the hunt.
The Rise-Up Series will be played behind closed doors in Gauteng over the next two months.
A total of six South African players will join the line-up on Thursday, as they aim to end a five-decade drought since Gary Player last secured the PGA Championship title.