Sunshine Tour

Kruyswijk surges to solo lead at Limpopo Championship

2020-02-01 17:38
Jacques Kruyswijk (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - A combination of some solid golf and knowledge of the golf course helped Jacques Kruyswijk to a two-stroke lead in the Limpopo Championship following a three-under-par 69 third round, which took his total to 16-under, at Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate.

Kruyswijk grew up in this region of the country and for a number of years, called Euphoria and Koro Creek Bushveld and Golf Estate, his home courses. Coming into the third round co-leading by two shots at 13-under-par, the long-hitting Kruyswijk knew he had it all to do on day three if he was to keep his spot at the top of the leaderboard.

Back-to-back pars on the first two holes settled him down and then a birdie went into his card on the third. From there, Kruyswijk made a birdie on every other hole as he turned in 32 and bogey-free. Scoring proved difficult in round three with the wind, especially on the back nine, gusting all over the place, making it tough for even the very best golfer out there to put together a decent score there.

“It was difficult out there today,” said the 28-year old Kruyswijk who plays out of Centurion Country Club. “The wind picked up quite a lot especially on the back nine. There were a couple of tough flags which made it difficult for scoring. But I just kept a cool head even on the back nine, that wasn’t y best back nine ever but the front nine covered for that.”

He made eight pars and a bogey on that homeward stretch, but he was, overall, pleased with his work up to this point of the competition.

“I’m pleased because of the work I’ve done leading up to this tournament,” he said of his recent resurgence after a disappointing season in Europe. “This is where I should be. I keep on saying this, this is where I should be every single week. I should be contending to win tournaments every week and I’m just excited to tee it up tomorrow and see what happens.”

He will have to be very sharp in the final round because the defending JC Ritchie and Louis de Jager are only two shots off the pace and any slip-ups at any stage of the round might prove costly.

Ritchie’s 67 was the best score of the day while De Jager carded a 71 to total 14-under. The final round of this championship, much like the third, will be streamed live on the Sunshine Tour Facebook and YouTube channels.

Scores:

200 - Jacques Kruyswijk 67 64 69
202 - JC Ritchie 66 69 67, Louis de Jager 67 64 71
204 - Hennie du Plessis 65 69 70, Wilco Nienaber 65 68 71
206 - Daniel van Tonder 63 72 71
207 - Jens Dantorp 68 71 68, Jbe' Kruger 73 66 68, Neil Schietekat 68 70 69, Bryce Easton 67 70 70, Clement Sordet 68 68 71, Ross Mcgowan 68 68 71
208 - Craig Howie 67 70 71, Anton Karlsson 68 68 72, Jaco Van Zyl 68 68 72
209 - Stuart Manley 68 73 68, Christopher Mivis 70 69 70, James Allan 69 69 71, Marcel Schneider 67 70 72, Federico Maccario 68 68 73, Breyten Meyer 68 68 73
210 - Keenan Davidse 72 68 70, Jaco Prinsloo 68 72 70, Garth Mulroy 67 73 70, Andre Nel 67 73 70, Keith Horne 70 70 70, Ruan Conradie 69 69 72, MJ Viljoen 65 72 73, Todd Clements 66 71 73, Eirik Tage Johansen 68 68 74
211 - Mitch Waite 73 68 70, Jake Roos 71 70 70, Dylan Naidoo 70 70 71, Deon Germishuys 68 72 71, Anton Haig 66 73 72, Rourke van der Spuy 67 71 73, Rhys Enoch 74 64 73, Garrick Higgo 70 68 73
212 - Santiago Tarrio Ben 69 72 71, Niklas Norgaard Moller 72 69 71, Kyle Barker 67 74 71, Bernd Ritthammer 66 74 72, Herman Loubser 69 71 72, Ockie Strydom 70 69 73, Jake Redman 67 71 74
213 - Matias Calderon 70 71 72, Teboho Sefatsa 69 72 72, Chase Hanna 68 73 72, Stephen Ferreira 68 72 73, Toto Thimba 67 71 75
214 - Daniel Young 72 69 73, CJ du Plessis 71 70 73, Ben Stow 71 70 73, Christiaan Basson 72 68 74, Hennie Otto 70 70 74, Mathieu Fenasse 70 70 74, Lorenzo Scalise 67 72 75, Anthony Michael 68 71 75, David Dixon 68 69 77
215 - Nicolai Hojgaard 68 73 74, Kristoffer Reitan 72 68 75, Joel Stalter 73 67 75, Robin Petersson 71 69 75, Aron Zemmer 68 70 77
216 - Henric Sturehed 72 69 75, Pep Angles 67 74 75, Jaco Ahlers 70 71 75, Matt Ford 75 66 75, Jacques Blaauw 71 68 77, Laurie Canter 67 70 79
217 - Harry Ellis 74 67 76, Lyle Rowe 69 72 76
218 - Martin Rohwer 70 71 77, Oliver Lindell 68 71 79
219 - Jonas Kolbing 66 75 78
220 - Nathan Kimsey 72 69 79

Missed the cut:

142 - Benjamin Rusch 73 69, Louis Albertse 69 73, Daniel Gavins 72 70, Robbie Van West 73 69, Ewen Ferguson 71 71, Clinton Grobler 71 71, Rupert Kaminski 74 68, Jacob Glennemo 71 71, Nicolai Kristensen 73 69, Pelle Edberg 68 74, Makhetha Mazibuko 71 71, Minkyu Kim 68 74, Heinrich Bruiners 70 72, Fredrik From 69 73, Raphael de Sousa 68 74
143 - David Boote 74 69, Jack Harrison 70 73, James Hart du Preez 72 71, Trevor Fisher Jnr 72 71, Matthew Baldwin 72 71, Philip Eriksson 66 77, Sipho Bujela 70 73, Wallie Coetsee 73 70, Hurly Long 71 72, Jayden Schaper 71 72, Peter Karmis 65 78, Wynand Dingle 67 76
144 - Robin Dawson 73 71, Christopher Sahlstrom 77 67, Lauri Ruuska 73 71, Jordan Wrisdale 70 74, Steven Tiley 70 74, Martin Simonsen 75 69, Kyle McClatchie 71 73, Damien Perrier 69 75, Jonathan Waschefort 73 71, Jean Hugo 67 77, Daan Huizing 71 73, Toby Tree 72 72, Nicolai Von Dellingshausen 75 69, Vaughn Groenewald 73 71, Liam Johnston 75 69, Thriston Lawrence 70 74, Moritz Lampert 72 72, Bradley Neil 74 70
145 - Steve Surry 69 76, Mark Williams 72 73, Ricardo Gouveia 76 69, Adilson Da Silva 73 72, Ulrich van den Berg 69 76, Oscar Lengden 73 72, Benjamin Follett-Smith 74 71, Thomas Linard 73 72, Ryan Cairns 76 69, Mikael Lundberg 77 68, Jens Fahrbring 73 72, Marcel Siem 74 71, Niall Kearney 74 71
146 - Dylan Kok 73 73, Gudmundur Kristjansson 72 74, Gary Stal 75 71, Andre De Decker 76 70, Ugo Coussaud 75 71, Juran Dreyer 71 75, Peetie van der Merwe 72 74, Christofer Blomstrand 73 73, Bennie van der Merwe 71 75, Chris Cannon 69 77, Enrico Di Nitto 72 74
147 - Jack Floydd 69 78, Madalitso Muthiya 74 73, Jonathan Thomson 70 77, Luke Jerling 72 75, Ruan de Smidt 71 76, Richard Mansell 70 77, James Kamte 71 76, Michael Hollick 75 72, Clancy Waugh 72 75, Alex Haindl 71 76, Dominic Foos 74 73, Chris Swanepoel 70 77
148 - Teaghan Gauche 71 77, Callum Mowat 71 77, Riekus Nortje 76 72, Felix Mory 75 73, Hendrikus Stoop 77 71, Alfie Plant 75 73, Jean-Paul Strydom 73 75, Andrew van der Knaap 71 77, Derick Petersen 74 74
149 - Stanislav Matus 70 79, Conor O'Rourke 75 74, Alexander Knappe 76 73, Merrick Bremner 73 76, David Borda 75 74, Euan Walker 73 76
150 - Allen John 74 76, Martin Wiegele 76 74
151 - Deyen Lawson 73 78, Frederic Lacroix 74 77, Ryan Tipping 76 75, Haraldur Magnus 74 77, Paul Boshoff 74 77, Hayden Griffiths 72 79
152 - David McIntyre 75 77, Martin Ovesen 80 72, Tyrone Ryan 74 78, Jacques P de Villiers 77 75, Doug McGuigan 74 78, Daniel Brooks 77 75, Philip Geerts 75 77, DK Kim 78 74
153 - Kim Koivu 74 79, Stefan Wears-Taylor 75 78
154 - Titch Moore 74 80
155 - Hinrich Arkenau 78 77, Emilio Cuartero Blanco 71 84
156 - Michael Palmer 82 74
157 - Fritz Orren 79 78
WDN - Darren Fichardt 76 WDN, Oliver Bekker 78 WDN, Irvin Mazibuko 80 WDN, Alpheus Kelapile 77 WDN
RTD - Michael Hoey 73 RTD, Estiaan Conradie RTD RTD, Timon Baltl 80 RTD, Espen Kofstad 74 RTD, Gavin Moynihan 72 RTD

- Sunshine Tour

 

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