Eye of Africa play-off drama – Van Rooyen takes full honours

TEE-OFF: Zwartenbosch Golf Club member,Wallie Coetsee, teeing off on the second day of the Eye of Africa PGA championship. Photo: Annette van Schalkwyk.

IN a nail-biting end to the Eye of Africa PGA Championship, Erik van Rooyen pulled off a three-way playoff win to secure the title.

The championship took place from Thursday February 10 to Sunday February 12 in Eikenhof, where various golfers from South Africa and abroad gathered to play in the Sunshine Tour.

Van Rooyen was victorious after he had to face Dylan Fritelli and Makhetla Mazibuko in the play-off on the final day of play, Sunday, to walk away with the R1.5 million Eye of Africa PGA Championship title.

The 26-year old Van Rooyen recorded his first victory in the Sunshine Tour and gave himself an early birthday present, as he will turn 27 on February 21. He will also be playing in the Joburg Open and Tshwane Open later this month.

He finished the four rounds 16-under for the tournament, together with Fritelli and Mazibuko. Last year’s runner-up Dean Burmester finished in fourth position after a fourth round of one-over 73.

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Annette van Schalkwyk
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