Cape Town - The stage is set for the strongest
ever assembled field for a South African Senior Tour event to battle it out at
Plettenberg Bay Country Club.
With a R500 000 prize purse up for grabs, players will be aiming to end the
week as 2017 SA Senior Open champion.
Chris Williams, fresh from his
victory at the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters, expressed his excitement at getting
back to South Africa to compete.
“My game is feeling good after last week and
hopefully I can carry that through into the SA Senior Open; there are some great players in the field and so
it’s going to be four tough days of really competitive golf.”
James Kingston, who ran Williams
close in Sharjah, will be looking to go one better in Plett.
“Having led for so
long, it was disappointing not to end the week with the trophy, but credit must
go to Chris in the way he played, but I will be looking at turning the result
around on home soil.”
The Kingston-Williams match-up is
just one of the many interesting subplots to watch out for during the event
with so many players having strong cases to win.
The event is also unique with the SA
Golf Hall of Fame Annual Induction Banquet being held at the Equinox Flame and
Flavour Restaurant, the first time the event has been held in conjunction with
a SA Senior Tour event.
Denis Watson, who will be inducted into the Hall of
Fame at the event, explained the significance.
“Being inducted into the SA Golf
Hall of Fame is a huge honour for me and the opportunity to attend the banquet
as well as compete against some of the best Senior golfers in the SA Senior
Open made coming out from the USA an absolute must!”
The event is perfectly positioned
during the April holidays, allowing for a full Pro-Am field on April 4/5. The amateurs will experience a taste of the action
with the pros before the business end of the tournament.
Entry is free for all
spectators and organisers have welcomed spectators to come and
witness some world class golf at a world class venue.