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Pretorius and Wessels in pursuit at Killarney Challenge

JOHANNESBURG, 25 April 2017 – Anton Haig will have former Sunshine Tour player Maritz Wessels and Pretoria amateur Arno Pretorius in close pursuit when he bids for a fourth IGT Challenge Tour victory on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old Nelspruit golfer clung to his overnight lead in Tuesday’s second round, but a one-over-par 72 saw Haig slip to three under 137 at Killarney Country Club. He will start the final round with a slender one shot lead over the chasing duo.
Wessels from The Copperleaf Els Club also signed for 72, but Pretorius – who lagged six off the pace at the start of the round – fired a superb three-under-par 67 in windy conditions to share the low round honours with Ivanna Samu.
Samu racked up five birdies to vault from joint 27 to ninth at one over 141. The 18-year-old former number one ranked amateur played the IGT Challenge Tour full time last year to prepare for her rookie debut on the 2017 Sunshine Ladies Tour.
Pretorius offset three bogeys with a trio of birdies at five, six and seven and a pair of birdies on the back nine. 
The 25-year-old Pretoria Country Club golfer will have two fierce and seasoned campaigners for company over the last 18 holes, but he was pleased to have a shot at breaking his duck on the country’s premier golf development circuit, 
“It’s always nice to be in one of the leading groups, because that’s what we all play for,” he said. “To be in this position and to learn to handle the pressure is what it’s all about. 
“I don’t know much about Maritz, but I played two rounds with Anton at the final stage of the Sunshine Tour’s Qualifying School, so at least I got that out of the way. I will have to stay in the zone and not let what they do affect me if I want to take this to the finish line.”
Pretorius began campaigning on the IGT Challenge Tour four years ago while a student at the University of Pretoria. He graduated with a BSc Sport Science degree at the end of 2013 and took up a position at Distinctive Choice.
“It’s my mom’s brokerage company and the advantage of working for my mom is that she allows me time off to compete on the IGT Challenge Tour in pursuit a pro golf career,” Pretorius joked.
“I enjoy playing the IGT Challenge Tour because we have an event almost every week if the year and all the events are local, which cuts down on costs. It’s a competitive circuit and the standard is high.
“I especially like it when the Sunshine Tour players compete on our circuit. Competing against them puts your game in perspective and it helps you to build experience.”
Pretorius said he was surprised to see he was only a shot behind Haig at the end of day two.
“The scores were higher but I expected to be three or four shots behind,” he said. “The set-up was tougher and the wind pumped, but I guess I played pretty well.
“The run of birdies from the fifth definitely helped. I caught the bunker at five, but I hit a great trap shot with a lot of spin to three feet and holed the birdie putt. At six and seven I boxed 10-foot uphill that kept me touch with Anton. Hopefully the putter stays hot on Wednesday.”
Wessels overcame three bogeys in succession after the turn with three birdies in his last four holes. 
“I hit three bad tee-shots, but I was able to reboot,” he said. “The birdies at 15, 17 and 18 got me a spot in the final group. Now I just need to make the most of this opportunity.”

SECOND ROUND SCORES (top 20)
137 - Anton Haig 65 72
138 - Arno Pretorius AMA 71 67, Maritz Wessels 68 70
139 - Pieter Moolman 67 72, Simon Kruger 70 69
140 - Eric Nel AMA 70 70, Bennie van der Merwe 69 71, Duane Keun 71 69
141 - Ivanna Samu 74 67
142 - Clinton Grobler 72 70, Basil Wright 71 71, CJ Levey 71 71
143 - Michael Dreyer 70 73, Divan Marais 71 72, Warrick Druian 70 73
144 - Quintin Crause 70 74, Bryce Myburgh 74 70, Jack Duthie 71 73, Conway Kunneke 74 70
145 - Ruan Korb 72 73, Ruhan van Dijk AMA 72 73

PHOTO – Arno Pretorius; credit CJ du Plooy

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

Pretorius and Wessels in pursuit at Killarney Challenge

JOHANNESBURG, 25 April 2017 – Anton Haig will have former Sunshine Tour player Maritz Wessels and Pretoria amateur Arno Pretorius in close pursuit when he bids for a fourth IGT Challenge Tour victory on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old Nelspruit golfer clung to his overnight lead in Tuesday’s second round, but a one-over-par 72 saw Haig slip to three under 137 at Killarney Country Club. He will start the final round with a slender one shot lead over the chasing duo.
Wessels from The Copperleaf Els Club also signed for 72, but Pretorius – who lagged six off the pace at the start of the round – fired a superb three-under-par 67 in windy conditions to share the low round honours with Ivanna Samu.
Samu racked up five birdies to vault from joint 27 to ninth at one over 141. The 18-year-old former number one ranked amateur played the IGT Challenge Tour full time last year to prepare for her rookie debut on the 2017 Sunshine Ladies Tour.
Pretorius offset three bogeys with a trio of birdies at five, six and seven and a pair of birdies on the back nine.
The 25-year-old Pretoria Country Club golfer will have two fierce and seasoned campaigners for company over the last 18 holes, but he was pleased to have a shot at breaking his duck on the country’s premier golf development circuit,
“It’s always nice to be in one of the leading groups, because that’s what we all play for,” he said. “To be in this position and to learn to handle the pressure is what it’s all about.
“I don’t know much about Maritz, but I played two rounds with Anton at the final stage of the Sunshine Tour’s Qualifying School, so at least I got that out of the way. I will have to stay in the zone and not let what they do affect me if I want to take this to the finish line.”
Pretorius began campaigning on the IGT Challenge Tour four years ago while a student at the University of Pretoria. He graduated with a BSc Sport Science degree at the end of 2013 and took up a position at Distinctive Choice.
“It’s my mom’s brokerage company and the advantage of working for my mom is that she allows me time off to compete on the IGT Challenge Tour in pursuit a pro golf career,” Pretorius joked.
“I enjoy playing the IGT Challenge Tour because we have an event almost every week if the year and all the events are local, which cuts down on costs. It’s a competitive circuit and the standard is high.
“I especially like it when the Sunshine Tour players compete on our circuit. Competing against them puts your game in perspective and it helps you to build experience.”
Pretorius said he was surprised to see he was only a shot behind Haig at the end of day two.
“The scores were higher but I expected to be three or four shots behind,” he said. “The set-up was tougher and the wind pumped, but I guess I played pretty well.
“The run of birdies from the fifth definitely helped. I caught the bunker at five, but I hit a great trap shot with a lot of spin to three feet and holed the birdie putt. At six and seven I boxed 10-foot uphill that kept me touch with Anton. Hopefully the putter stays hot on Wednesday.”
Wessels overcame three bogeys in succession after the turn with three birdies in his last four holes.
“I hit three bad tee-shots, but I was able to reboot,” he said. “The birdies at 15, 17 and 18 got me a spot in the final group. Now I just need to make the most of this opportunity.”

SECOND ROUND SCORES (top 20)
137 - Anton Haig 65 72
138 - Arno Pretorius AMA 71 67, Maritz Wessels 68 70
139 - Pieter Moolman 67 72, Simon Kruger 70 69
140 - Eric Nel AMA 70 70, Bennie van der Merwe 69 71, Duane Keun 71 69
141 - Ivanna Samu 74 67
142 - Clinton Grobler 72 70, Basil Wright 71 71, CJ Levey 71 71
143 - Michael Dreyer 70 73, Divan Marais 71 72, Warrick Druian 70 73
144 - Quintin Crause 70 74, Bryce Myburgh 74 70, Jack Duthie 71 73, Conway Kunneke 74 70
145 - Ruan Korb 72 73, Ruhan van Dijk AMA 72 73

PHOTO – Arno Pretorius; credit CJ du Plooy

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What??!!! O my word. Jy kick ass Arno Pretorius! Mal trots.... Basil Giocos You GO.

Well Done Arno!!

Arno baie Geluk ouma is so trots op jou. Ons hou duim vas vir more.. Baie liefde.

Wow Soooooo nice on te sien!!! Sterkte Arno ....shine tomorrow!!

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The chase is on

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The chase is on

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Great job Liedeke De Klerk

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Sterkte en baie geluk sover

What a legend, what a gentleman*

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Eric Nel tied 2nd after 9

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Eric Nel tied 2nd after 9

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Anton Haig on the Tee

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Day 2 of Killarney Challenge

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Haig hits front at Killarney Challenge

JOHANNESBURG, 24 April 2017 – JC Ritchie did it before he won the Zimbabwe Open on Sunday and now Anton Haig hopes a timely return to the IGT Challenge Tour will also spark a winning performance for him on the Sunshine Tour’s Big Easy circuit next week.
The former European Tour winner came out of early retirement early last year and made an explosive start on the country’s premier development golf circuit. He racked up a hat-trick of titles and top 10 finishes in all but one of his 11 starts, but Haig’s long awaited comeback screeched to a halt when he had to go under the knife for right hip and knee surgery in late August.
The 29-year-old Nelspruit golfer made an impressive return to competitive golf on Monday, showing  few signs of rustiness as he negotiated the spectacular Killarney Country Club layout in five-under-par 65.
And his early target went unmatched as Pieter Moolman clocked in with a 67 to finish second, Maritz Wessels settled for third with a 68 and Mpho Mafishe and Bennie van der Merwe returned rounds of 69 to tie for fourth.
“I was really pleased with the way I played after so many months out,” said Haig.
“I was only able to start chipping and putting in January and I wasn’t even hitting full shots yet when I teed it up in the Dimension Data Pro-Am in February. Two weeks before the Sunshine Tour’s Qualifying School I finally starting hitting full shots, so I went to Q-School with zero expectations. 
“It’s been eight very frustrating months, especially after the strong start I made last year. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Garth (Milne) and Tania (Kearney) at the Wanna Be A Champion Golf Academy out at Serengeti. We worked flat out to get me back to form and they really kept me going, both mentally and physically, these past months.”
Haig rarely missed a putt and was helped in no small measure by the accuracy of his short irons as he mixed two bogeys with seven birdies to hit the front.
“I wasn’t feeling very confident beforehand so I am absolutely pleased with my score,” he said.
“It wasn’t a pretty round, but I kept the ball in play and the short game was spot on. It’s really great that the first Big Easy is also at Killarney, so I am getting a good look at the course. 
“It’s not a long hitter’s course and you really have to use your head around this layout. I barely hit a driver all day; mostly hit three woods and long irons, because you have to be in the right spots to go for the pins. 
“I reckon if JC could put in a couple of rounds on the IGT Challenge Tour and beat Trevor (Fisher Jnr) in a play-off, there is hope for me yet. I’m trying a few things to get match fit for next week and the IGT Challenge Tour is the place to do it. 
“It’s really great to be back; the tour’s like family now and it’s a great circuit to get the rust off and the competitive juices flowing again. My health is strong, my head is in the right space and I putted really well to make a solid start. That’s a lot to be thankful for.”

FIRST ROUND SCORES (Top 20)
65 - Anton Jason Haig
67 - Pieter Moolman
68 - Maritz Wessels
69 - Bennie van der Merwe, Mpho Mafishe
70 - Tristan Barnard AMA, Simon Kruger, Michael Dreyer, Eric Nel AMA, Quintin Crause, Warrick Druian
71 - Duane Keun, CJ Levey, Jack Duthie, Arno Pretorius AMA, Divan Marais, Basil Wright
72 - Tudor Bismark (ZIM), Ruhan van Dijk AMA, Ruan Korb, Nic Watson AMA, Clinton Grobler

PHOTO – Anton Haig; credit CJ du Plooy.

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

Haig hits front at Killarney Challenge

JOHANNESBURG, 24 April 2017 – JC Ritchie did it before he won the Zimbabwe Open on Sunday and now Anton Haig hopes a timely return to the IGT Challenge Tour will also spark a winning performance for him on the Sunshine Tour’s Big Easy circuit next week.
The former European Tour winner came out of early retirement early last year and made an explosive start on the country’s premier development golf circuit. He racked up a hat-trick of titles and top 10 finishes in all but one of his 11 starts, but Haig’s long awaited comeback screeched to a halt when he had to go under the knife for right hip and knee surgery in late August.
The 29-year-old Nelspruit golfer made an impressive return to competitive golf on Monday, showing few signs of rustiness as he negotiated the spectacular Killarney Country Club layout in five-under-par 65.
And his early target went unmatched as Pieter Moolman clocked in with a 67 to finish second, Maritz Wessels settled for third with a 68 and Mpho Mafishe and Bennie van der Merwe returned rounds of 69 to tie for fourth.
“I was really pleased with the way I played after so many months out,” said Haig.
“I was only able to start chipping and putting in January and I wasn’t even hitting full shots yet when I teed it up in the Dimension Data Pro-Am in February. Two weeks before the Sunshine Tour’s Qualifying School I finally starting hitting full shots, so I went to Q-School with zero expectations.
“It’s been eight very frustrating months, especially after the strong start I made last year. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Garth (Milne) and Tania (Kearney) at the Wanna Be A Champion Golf Academy out at Serengeti. We worked flat out to get me back to form and they really kept me going, both mentally and physically, these past months.”
Haig rarely missed a putt and was helped in no small measure by the accuracy of his short irons as he mixed two bogeys with seven birdies to hit the front.
“I wasn’t feeling very confident beforehand so I am absolutely pleased with my score,” he said.
“It wasn’t a pretty round, but I kept the ball in play and the short game was spot on. It’s really great that the first Big Easy is also at Killarney, so I am getting a good look at the course.
“It’s not a long hitter’s course and you really have to use your head around this layout. I barely hit a driver all day; mostly hit three woods and long irons, because you have to be in the right spots to go for the pins.
“I reckon if JC could put in a couple of rounds on the IGT Challenge Tour and beat Trevor (Fisher Jnr) in a play-off, there is hope for me yet. I’m trying a few things to get match fit for next week and the IGT Challenge Tour is the place to do it.
“It’s really great to be back; the tour’s like family now and it’s a great circuit to get the rust off and the competitive juices flowing again. My health is strong, my head is in the right space and I putted really well to make a solid start. That’s a lot to be thankful for.”

FIRST ROUND SCORES (Top 20)
65 - Anton Jason Haig
67 - Pieter Moolman
68 - Maritz Wessels
69 - Bennie van der Merwe, Mpho Mafishe
70 - Tristan Barnard AMA, Simon Kruger, Michael Dreyer, Eric Nel AMA, Quintin Crause, Warrick Druian
71 - Duane Keun, CJ Levey, Jack Duthie, Arno Pretorius AMA, Divan Marais, Basil Wright
72 - Tudor Bismark (ZIM), Ruhan van Dijk AMA, Ruan Korb, Nic Watson AMA, Clinton Grobler

PHOTO – Anton Haig; credit CJ du Plooy.

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Pieter Moolman takes the lead

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Pieter Moolman takes the lead

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Great swing Mattie, very similar to mine.

What a champion

Great start for Maritz Wessels

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Srixon
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Just take a moment and appreciate this sunrise
Good Morning to all the Players
Killarney Challenge

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