Sunshine Tour

Van Zyl eyes two in a row

2013-02-27 11:32
Jaco Van Zyl (Gallo)

Pretoria - Fresh off a win at the Dimension Data Pro-Am, Jaco Van Zyl could make it two wins in a row at the Tshwane Open at Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate starting on Thursday.

The co-sanctioned European and Sunshine Tour event offers another opportunity for Van Zyl to get his first taste of European Tour success.

A week before his Pro-Am win at Fancourt, Van Zyl produced a second-place finish in East London at the co-sanctioned Africa Open, and the South African attributed his fine string of results to his finesse around the greens.

"The short game has been really, really sharp the last couple of weeks -  that has really got me into contention, and I also started hitting it better," Van Zyl said.

"Hopefully I can have a good week with some form."

The 34-year-old believed his knowledge of the course would count in his favour.

"I live not too far from here and play quite a bit of social golf here," he said.

"It all depends on how they set it up, which is going to be 90 percent of how this golf course is going to play."

Van Zyl was pleased with his preparation leading up to the event, but insisted any golfers' game was never perfect.

"There's always work to be done on the game. It would be nice to walk off a course one day and say I've got this down to a tee, but I don't think anyone's ever done that."

Englishman Simon Dyson, who played the course for the first time on Tuesday, felt it would be a tough challenge for any player.

"It's long. I feel like I've played 36 holes," Dyson said after his practice round.

"You have to get up on the tee and hit the drive as far as you can, which doesn't play into my favour.

"It’s a nice course and there are some really nice holes out there, and it was a lot better than I thought it would be."

Dyson said South African golfers were a force to be reckoned with, and he was preparing for a strong challenge.

"They seem to come off the conveyor belt every year and you've got some really, really good talent."

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