Tournament Reports



Facebook Feed

IGT Modderfontein Final Day. LIVE SCORING HOLE BY HOLE ON www.igtgolf.org

IGT Modderfontein Final Day. LIVE SCORING HOLE BY HOLE ON www.igtgolf.org ... See MoreSee Less

3 hours ago

Bruiners gives chase in Race to Q-School

JOHANNESBURG, 23 January 2018 – Tokkie van den Berg from Pretoria Golf Club kept control in the 13th Race to Q-School, but he will have Gary Player School member Heinrich Bruiners breathing down his neck in Wednesday’s final round.
Van den Berg carded a two-under 70 to hold on to pole position at nine-under 135, but Bruiners pulled within a shot of the lead when he fired six birdies down the back nine of Modderfontein Golf Club for a stunning round of 66.
The top two will tee it up alongside 2013 IGT Challenge Tour Race to Q-School Series winner Callum Mowat, who posted a 68 to move to third on six under. 
Van den Berg slept on a two shot lead after opening with a flawless 65. 
The HPC Tuks Golf Academy player made a strong statement at the start of the second round when he eagled the par five first, but he gave a shot back at the ninth. He rallied with birdies at both par fives on the back nine – the 10th and 13th – but suffered another bogey at 16 just as Bruiners fired up his broom-handle putter on the back nine.
The 30-year-old George golfer was level through the turn after he cancelled a lone bogey at the second with a birdie at the par five eighth. 
He followed back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11 with a fourth gain at 13, added another pair of birdies at 15 and 16 and produced a grand stand finish with birdie number seven at the par four closing hole.
“It was funny, really, because I lipped out four times for birdies on the front nine, so I set myself a goal to play the back nine in six-under,” said Bruiners, a graduate of the South African Golf Development Board and Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation. 
“I holed two 25-footers and that really felt like justice after the lip outs. I putted really well on the back nine and I was so pleased when I got it to five under with two holes to play. But I nearly threw it away at 17 when I hit a terrible tee shot that left me deep in the trees. 
“I could either chip out, or go for the little gap between two trees and I thought to myself “it’s do or die” time, so I opted for the gap. I squeezed it through but overshot the green. Then I made a seriously great up-and-down to save par. And then I birdied 18 for a 66.
“I’ve been using the IGT Challenge Tour as a stepping stone for big Sunshine Tour events coming up next month and I’ve put in a lot of hours practicing, so it’s really rewarding to be in contention. Tokkie and Callum are both class acts and I’m looking forward to playing with them on Wednesday.
“The only thing to remember is that you can’t control what your opponents do on the day. The only thing within your control is what happens between you, your clubs and the course. But if I’m in the mix coming down the stretch, I’m definitely not holding back.”
Italy’s Philip Geerts, Ryan Huyshamen and Makhetha Mazibuko – another member of the Gary Player School of 2017 – carded respective rounds of 72, 71 and 71 and the trio will start the final round four off the pace.

SECOND ROUND SCORES (top 20)
135 - Tokkie Van Den Berg 65 70
136 - Heinrich Bruiners 70 66
138 - Callum John Mowat 70 68
139 - Philip Geerts (ITA) 67 72, Ruan Huysamen (NAM) 68 71, Makhetha Mazibuko 68 71
140 - Clinton Grobler 71 69, Allister de Kock 69 71, Werner van Wyk 69 71, Damian Naicker 68 72, Wynand Dingle 69 71, Juan Langeveld 74 66, Gerard du Plooy 71 69, Antonio Costa (CHL) 71 69
141 - Paul Boshoff 71 70, Juran Dreyer AMA 70 71, Basil Wright 73 68, Andre van Heerden AMA 68 73, Duane Keun 76 65, Dongkwan Kim (KOR) 72 69, Coert Groenewald 71 70

PHOTO - Heinrich Bruiners; credit CJ du CJ Du Plooy.

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the IGT Challenge Tour.

Bruiners gives chase in Race to Q-School

JOHANNESBURG, 23 January 2018 – Tokkie van den Berg from Pretoria Golf Club kept control in the 13th Race to Q-School, but he will have Gary Player School member Heinrich Bruiners breathing down his neck in Wednesday’s final round.
Van den Berg carded a two-under 70 to hold on to pole position at nine-under 135, but Bruiners pulled within a shot of the lead when he fired six birdies down the back nine of Modderfontein Golf Club for a stunning round of 66.
The top two will tee it up alongside 2013 IGT Challenge Tour Race to Q-School Series winner Callum Mowat, who posted a 68 to move to third on six under.
Van den Berg slept on a two shot lead after opening with a flawless 65.
The HPC Tuks Golf Academy player made a strong statement at the start of the second round when he eagled the par five first, but he gave a shot back at the ninth. He rallied with birdies at both par fives on the back nine – the 10th and 13th – but suffered another bogey at 16 just as Bruiners fired up his broom-handle putter on the back nine.
The 30-year-old George golfer was level through the turn after he cancelled a lone bogey at the second with a birdie at the par five eighth.
He followed back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11 with a fourth gain at 13, added another pair of birdies at 15 and 16 and produced a grand stand finish with birdie number seven at the par four closing hole.
“It was funny, really, because I lipped out four times for birdies on the front nine, so I set myself a goal to play the back nine in six-under,” said Bruiners, a graduate of the South African Golf Development Board and Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation.
“I holed two 25-footers and that really felt like justice after the lip outs. I putted really well on the back nine and I was so pleased when I got it to five under with two holes to play. But I nearly threw it away at 17 when I hit a terrible tee shot that left me deep in the trees.
“I could either chip out, or go for the little gap between two trees and I thought to myself “it’s do or die” time, so I opted for the gap. I squeezed it through but overshot the green. Then I made a seriously great up-and-down to save par. And then I birdied 18 for a 66.
“I’ve been using the IGT Challenge Tour as a stepping stone for big Sunshine Tour events coming up next month and I’ve put in a lot of hours practicing, so it’s really rewarding to be in contention. Tokkie and Callum are both class acts and I’m looking forward to playing with them on Wednesday.
“The only thing to remember is that you can’t control what your opponents do on the day. The only thing within your control is what happens between you, your clubs and the course. But if I’m in the mix coming down the stretch, I’m definitely not holding back.”
Italy’s Philip Geerts, Ryan Huyshamen and Makhetha Mazibuko – another member of the Gary Player School of 2017 – carded respective rounds of 72, 71 and 71 and the trio will start the final round four off the pace.

SECOND ROUND SCORES (top 20)
135 - Tokkie Van Den Berg 65 70
136 - Heinrich Bruiners 70 66
138 - Callum John Mowat 70 68
139 - Philip Geerts (ITA) 67 72, Ruan Huysamen (NAM) 68 71, Makhetha Mazibuko 68 71
140 - Clinton Grobler 71 69, Allister de Kock 69 71, Werner van Wyk 69 71, Damian Naicker 68 72, Wynand Dingle 69 71, Juan Langeveld 74 66, Gerard du Plooy 71 69, Antonio Costa (CHL) 71 69
141 - Paul Boshoff 71 70, Juran Dreyer AMA 70 71, Basil Wright 73 68, Andre van Heerden AMA 68 73, Duane Keun 76 65, Dongkwan Kim (KOR) 72 69, Coert Groenewald 71 70

PHOTO - Heinrich Bruiners; credit CJ du CJ Du Plooy.

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the IGT Challenge Tour.
... See MoreSee Less

16 hours ago

IGT race to Q-School #13 Modderfontein GC Day 2 numbers

IGT race to Q-School #13 Modderfontein GC Day 2 numbers ... See MoreSee Less

17 hours ago

IGT Race to Q-School #13 
22-24 January 2018
Modderfontein Golf Club

IGT Race to Q-School #13
22-24 January 2018
Modderfontein Golf Club
... See MoreSee Less

19 hours ago

Heinrich Bruiners from Gary Player Class of 2018 shot 6 under par 66 to move up the leader board to currently 2nd place

Heinrich Bruiners from Gary Player Class of 2018 shot 6 under par 66 to move up the leader board to currently 2nd place ... See MoreSee Less

21 hours ago

IGT Race to Q-School #13 Day 1 Numbers ... See MoreSee Less

24 hours ago

Day 2 at RTQS #13 Modderfontein

Day 2 at RTQS #13 Modderfontein ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

IGT Race to Q-School #13 Day 1 Numbers

IGT Race to Q-School #13 Day 1 Numbers ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Gary Players crew targets Van den Berg

JOHANNESBURG, 22 January 2018 – Tokkie van den Berg finished in the driver’s seat after first round action wrapped up in the 13th event of the Race to Q-School Series, however, Omar Sandys leads a troop of Gary Player School members who are hot on the heels of the Pretoria golfer at Modderfontein Golf Club.
Six of the 24 players who broke par on day one in the IGT Challenge Tour event are members of the Sunshine Tour’s development initiative.
Four Gary Player School players finished within five shots of Van den Berg, who set an unbeaten target with a flawless seven-under-par 65, including Sandys, who picked up two birdies on the back nine to join Philip Geerts in second on five-under.
Makhetha Mazibuko carded a four-under 68 to grab a share of fourth with Ruan Huyshamen, Damian Naicker and amateur Andre van Heerden.
Allister de Kock is four off the pace in joint eighth alongside Werner van Wyk and Big Easy Tour winner Wynand Dingle. Heinrich Bruiners is a further shot back at two-under with Sunshine Tour campaigners Callum Mowat and Breyten Meyer, IGT Challenge Tour winner Jason Roets and amateur Juran Dreyer.
“I played with Omar today and we honestly had the best time out there,” Van den Berg said.
“He keeps you so relaxed and you just really enjoy your golf. It’s amazing how he can conjure up these spectacular shots while he’s cracking a joke. I think when Omar really turns it on, we’ll be heading for cover.
“It’s amazing how the Gary Player School players are starting to come through. Guys like Makhetha, Heinrich and Omar have started the season strong and it’s great for the younger guys to have such awesome role models. I think it’s just a question of time before one of them wins.”
Van den Berg will be heading to the Sunshine Tour’s Qualifying School in March himself.
A good performance at Modderfontein this week could propel him into the top 10 in the Race to Q-School Order of Merit and the HPC Tuks Golf Academy player is keen to keep the momentum alive.
“I’m really happy with my bogey-free effort,” said the 27-year-old Pretoria Golf Club player.
“The last year felt like a very long grind. Some things were working, but there was always something that was off. I finally started to feel like I was on the brink of a breakthrough three weeks ago when the season restarted.
“I am striking the ball incredibly well and I have a lot of confidence in my tee shots and irons. I’m not afraid to attack the pins and I give myself a lot of chances. The putter didn’t cooperate, though. I hit 17 greens in regulation in the final round at Centurion last week, but shot 71. Today I hit 16 greens and had 29 putts for a 65, so the putter has finally come to the party.”

FIRST ROUND SCORES (top 20)
65 - Tertius van den Berg
67 - Philip Geerts (ITA), Omar Sandys
68 - Andre van Heerden AMA, Makhetha Mazibuko, Ruan Huysamen (NAM), Damian Naicker
69 - Allister de Kock, Werner Van Wyk, Wynand Dingle
70 - Juran Dreyer AMA, Breyten Meyer, Callum Mowat, Heinrich Bruiners, Jason Roets
71 - Gerard du Plooy, Antonio Costa (CHL), Nick Loake, Coert Groenewald, Clinton Grobler, Luke Brown AMA, Paul Boshoff, John McClean (NIR), Dayne Moore (ZAM)

PHOTOS - Tokkie van den Berg, Omar Sandys, Makhetha Mazibuko and Heinrich Bruiners; credit CJ du Plooy.

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the IGT Challenge Tour.

Gary Player's crew targets Van den Berg

JOHANNESBURG, 22 January 2018 – Tokkie van den Berg finished in the driver’s seat after first round action wrapped up in the 13th event of the Race to Q-School Series, however, Omar Sandys leads a troop of Gary Player School members who are hot on the heels of the Pretoria golfer at Modderfontein Golf Club.
Six of the 24 players who broke par on day one in the IGT Challenge Tour event are members of the Sunshine Tour’s development initiative.
Four Gary Player School players finished within five shots of Van den Berg, who set an unbeaten target with a flawless seven-under-par 65, including Sandys, who picked up two birdies on the back nine to join Philip Geerts in second on five-under.
Makhetha Mazibuko carded a four-under 68 to grab a share of fourth with Ruan Huyshamen, Damian Naicker and amateur Andre van Heerden.
Allister de Kock is four off the pace in joint eighth alongside Werner van Wyk and Big Easy Tour winner Wynand Dingle. Heinrich Bruiners is a further shot back at two-under with Sunshine Tour campaigners Callum Mowat and Breyten Meyer, IGT Challenge Tour winner Jason Roets and amateur Juran Dreyer.
“I played with Omar today and we honestly had the best time out there,” Van den Berg said.
“He keeps you so relaxed and you just really enjoy your golf. It’s amazing how he can conjure up these spectacular shots while he’s cracking a joke. I think when Omar really turns it on, we’ll be heading for cover.
“It’s amazing how the Gary Player School players are starting to come through. Guys like Makhetha, Heinrich and Omar have started the season strong and it’s great for the younger guys to have such awesome role models. I think it’s just a question of time before one of them wins.”
Van den Berg will be heading to the Sunshine Tour’s Qualifying School in March himself.
A good performance at Modderfontein this week could propel him into the top 10 in the Race to Q-School Order of Merit and the HPC Tuks Golf Academy player is keen to keep the momentum alive.
“I’m really happy with my bogey-free effort,” said the 27-year-old Pretoria Golf Club player.
“The last year felt like a very long grind. Some things were working, but there was always something that was off. I finally started to feel like I was on the brink of a breakthrough three weeks ago when the season restarted.
“I am striking the ball incredibly well and I have a lot of confidence in my tee shots and irons. I’m not afraid to attack the pins and I give myself a lot of chances. The putter didn’t cooperate, though. I hit 17 greens in regulation in the final round at Centurion last week, but shot 71. Today I hit 16 greens and had 29 putts for a 65, so the putter has finally come to the party.”

FIRST ROUND SCORES (top 20)
65 - Tertius van den Berg
67 - Philip Geerts (ITA), Omar Sandys
68 - Andre van Heerden AMA, Makhetha Mazibuko, Ruan Huysamen (NAM), Damian Naicker
69 - Allister de Kock, Werner Van Wyk, Wynand Dingle
70 - Juran Dreyer AMA, Breyten Meyer, Callum Mowat, Heinrich Bruiners, Jason Roets
71 - Gerard du Plooy, Antonio Costa (CHL), Nick Loake, Coert Groenewald, Clinton Grobler, Luke Brown AMA, Paul Boshoff, John McClean (NIR), Dayne Moore (ZAM)

PHOTOS - Tokkie van den Berg, Omar Sandys, Makhetha Mazibuko and Heinrich Bruiners; credit CJ du Plooy.

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the IGT Challenge Tour.
... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

IGT leader after Day 1 Tertius Van Den Berg on 7 under par.
Race to Q-School #13 Modderfontein GC

IGT leader after Day 1 Tertius Van Den Berg on 7 under par.
Race to Q-School #13 Modderfontein GC
... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

IGT Race to Q-School #13
Modderfontein Golf Club
22-24 January 2018
... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

IGT Race to Q-School #13
Modderfontein Golf Club
22-24 January 2018

IGT Race to Q-School #13
Modderfontein Golf Club
22-24 January 2018
... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Day 1 IGT Race to Q-School Modderfontein. Play well

Day 1 IGT Race to Q-School Modderfontein. Play well ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Load more

Latest Youtube video

Play Suspended

{{reportInfo.live_scoring_mess}}