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Trevor Fisher wins in Sishen

2012-09-07 14:43
Trevor Fisher (Luke Walker/Sunshine Tour)
Sishen - Trevor Fisher jnr claimed back-to-back victories on the Sunshine Tour when he won the Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament at Sishen Golf Club on Friday.

Fisher followed up his win at the Wild Coast Sun last week with a playoff victory over Christiaan Basson at Sishen on Friday.

Both players finished 54 holes tied at 14-under, and Fisher took the title with a birdie in the playoff.

“It’s always nice to win. Last week was nice because it was at the coast, and to follow it up is always difficult. So I’m very chuffed. But I didn’t think I was going to win coming down the last five holes.”

Not many could see beyond a victory for Basson, who was two clear with three holes to play.

Fisher eagled the par-five 15th and birdied 16, but Basson still had his two-shot cushion playing 18.

Fisher put his approach into 18 about 15 feet from the hole, and Basson found the back of the green. Basson then showed the first signs of the pressure getting to him when he hit his first putt about 10 feet past the hole. Fisher holed his putt for birdie and a 66, and Basson missed his par putt for a 65.

In the playoff, Fisher again hit his approach to almost the same position, while Basson hit his left and long, stopping inches short of the water. Fisher then took the title with another birdie.

“I bleed for Christiaan, because I’ve been in his situation a few times where you’ve got a lead and somebody snatches it away from you,” said Fisher.

“The eagle on 15 was a big swing for me, even though Christiaan made birdie there. Then the first putt on 18 was perfect. You don’t sink them all the time so it’s nice when they go in.

Christiaan was putting so well that I was surprised when he missed his putt to get me into the playoff.”

Doug McGuigan took third place on 12-under with a final round of 66.

SCORES (RSA unless otherwise specified):

202 - Trevor Fisher jnr  67 69 66
202 - Christiaan Basson  66 71 65
204 - Doug McGuigan  69 69 66
206 - Danie van Tonder  66 72 68
208 - Colin Nel  74 69 65, Justin Harding  69 70 69
209 - Ulrich van den Berg  67 70 72
210 - Michiel Bothma  67 75 68
211 - Jake Roos  70 72 69
212 - Divan van den Heever  74 73 65, Hendrik Buhrmann  69 71 72, Grant Muller  72 68 72
213 - Brandon Pieters  70 73 70, Ryan Cairns (ZIM) 70 72 71
214 - Jaco Ahlers  75 71 68, Bradford Vaughan  69 74 71, Ruan de Smidt  73 69 72, Jean Hugo  65 76 73
215 - Andrew Curlewis  73 73 69, Mark Williams  72 70 73
216 - Keenan Davidse  74 73 69, Jacques Blaauw  72 74 70, Thabo Maseko  75 71 70, Desvonde Botes  72 74 70, Dean O'Riley  70 75 71,Theunis Spangenberg  73 72 71, Chris Swanepoel  73 72 71, Matthew Carvell  71 71 74
218 - Andre van Zyl  75 72 71, David Hewan  77 69 72, Ross Wellington  72 73 73, Louis de Jager  74 71 73, Vaughn Groenewald  68 76 74
219 - Titch Moore  77 70 72
220 - Charl Coetzee  70 74 76
221 - Daniel Greene  70 75 76, PH McIntyre  76 69 76, Merrick Bremner  70 72 79
225 - JG Claassen  72 75 78
231 - Thabang Simon  75 72 84

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