Johannesburg - Jean Hugo
and Hennie Du Plessis shot a final round 11-under 61 (betterball) to claim the
inaugural Steyn City Team Championship on a total of 23-under-par.
day saw the pros play foursomes in the morning and greensomes in the afternoon,
and, the pairing came into the final round one shot off the pairings of Neil
Schietekat and Colin Nel and Lyle Rowe and Matthew Carvell.
birdies in a row saw the duo turn in 30 on the front nine and that set the
standard for the rest of the day's play.
a quick start and we got off to a nice one. We birdied the first three - but we
always seemed to be a bit behind. I think the birdie on the ninth hole by
Hennie actually changed things for us because I don’t think there were many
birdies on that hole," explained Hugo.
down to the last hole as newly turned pro Kyle McClatchie and last year's
Rookie of the Year Christiaan Bezuidenhout needed a birdie to force a play-off.
Christiaan played very well on the back nine and they didn't let up and they
didn't give us any breathing space," said Hugo.
"We're very chuffed and we both
played very well today, myself on the front nine and Hennie basically took over
on the back, so it was brilliant."
echoed the thoughts of his playing partner and was overjoyed with his form on
the homeward nine.
from the scoreboards out there that we were always one shot behind," said Du
Plessis. "We just kept the gas going after our brilliant start and did our
thing, so yeah, I'm really happy with the win."
back on the week, Hugo praised the layout at Steyn City and highlighted how
impressed he was with the venue.
amazing place and it sets up well for this type of format. They moved up a few
holes today that you could actually drive and it's risk and reward. The vibe
here this week between all the golfers was excellent. We just really happy we
got the first one," Hugo explained.
pros in a jubilant mood, next week there will be more fun to be had as the top
50 on the Order of Merit head to Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate for the
season-ending Tour Championship.
193 - H Du Plessis & J
Hugo 66 66 61
194 - K McClatchie & C
Bezuidenhout 65 67 62
195 - R McGowan & T Tree 69
63 63, N Schietekat & C Nel 67 64 64
196 - T Ryan & H
Porteous 68 66 62
197 - T Moore & W
Coetsee 70 67 60, JJ Senekal & R West 68 65 64, L Rowe
& M Carvell 70 61 66
198 - S Ferreira & R
Huysamen 69 66 63, O Bekker & J Harding 69 65 64, J
Harvey & M Hollick 69 69 60
199 - L de Jager & W
Dingle 69 66 64, M Williams & A Michael 71 65 63
200 - T Spangenberg & NJ
Arnoldi 67 69 64, C Mowat & B Meyer 69 66 65, J Walters
& R Tipping 69 68 63, A De Decker & M Rohwer 66 68
66, T Fisher Jnr & U van den Berg 73 65 62, C Swanepoel
& M Bremner 75 63 62
201 - C Martin & T
Gauche 67 68 66, K Barker & A Haindl 70 67 64, F
Coetzee & A Rosado 70 67 64
203 - B Easton & G
Mulroy 69 69 65
204 - C Cannon & N
O'Briain 66 68 70