Sunshine Tour

Euphoric sixth title for Ahlers

2016-10-22 18:42
Jaco Ahlers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Jaco Ahlers earned his third Sunshine Tour win of the season and a sixth overall title as he cruised to a three-stroke win at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Euphoria, held at Euphoria Golf Estate and Hydro.

Ahlers finished the 54-hole event on nine-under-par, with Jacques Kruyswijk his nearest challenger on six-under, and, the final day saw a completion of round two under searing temperatures.

“I’m a bit tired now I must say. 28 holes today in 30-plus heat - it’s been a long day. It does feel good and it has been coming. It’s promising and it is really nice,” said Ahlers.

The heavily weather-delayed tournament caused a late finish on Saturday evening, however, Ahlers kept his cool to hold onto victory.

“I think it’s a more experienced outfit. It shows. I’ve been playing solidly and today was all experience. Being there before and handing it, it just makes it a little bit easier,” he said.

With the lucrative co-sanctioned events on the horizon, Ahlers is eyeing another win in the near future, and if he achieves further silverware, he will echo the achievement of Dean Burmester from last year.

“The next goal is to have another one,” he laughed. “Hopefully we can have another one. Obviously Dean did it last year and it definitely isn’t impossible but we’ll just keep playing from here.”

Danie van Tonder finished in sole possession of third place, while Toto Thimba carded a six-under 66 to finish in fourth place alongside Stephen Ferreira, Hennie du Plessis and Zander Lombard.

SCORES:

207 - Jaco Ahlers 67 69 71

210 - Jacques Kruyswijk 69 71 70

211 - Danie van Tonder 70 70 71

212 - Stephen Ferreira 70 72 70, Toto Thimba 73 73 66, Hennie du Plessis 70 71 71, Zander Lombard 70 69 73

213 - Dean Burmester 72 72 69, Wallie Coetsee 74 70 69, Jonathan Agren 70 72 71, Christiaan Basson 70 72 71, Andrew Curlewis 70 70 73, Erik van Rooyen 66 73 74

214 - Colin Nel 74 70 70, Chris Swanepoel 72 71 71, Kevin Rundle 70 72 72, Merrick Bremner 72 70 72, Titch Moore 72 70 72

215 - Callum Mowat 72 73 70, Lyle Rowe 71 67 77

216 - Michael Hollick 70 74 72, Christiaan Bezuidenhout 70 75 71, Neil Schietekat 77 70 69

217 - Mark Williams 73 71 73, Tyrone Ferreira 73 71 73, Le Roux Ferreira 71 73 73, N.J. Arnoldi 73 69 75, Peter Karmis 73 74 70, Tyron McComb 70 77 70

218 - Ruan Pretorius 74 70 74, Ryan Tipping 74 69 75, Steve Surry 73 71 74, Stuart Smith 71 71 76, Doug McGuigan 74 72 72, Daniel Greene 76 70 72

220 - Paul de Beer 75 71 74

221 - Morne Buys 75 71 75, Russel Franz 67 75 79, Madalitso Muthiya 75 71 75, Breyten Meyer 79 68 74, Gert Myburgh 75 72 74

222 - Rhys West 71 75 76, Steven Ferreira 76 71 75

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