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Bezuidenhout takes route 66 to maiden IGT win

BROEDERSTROOM, 18 October 2017 – Theunie Bezuidenhout rallied to a maiden IGT Challenge Tour title in the second Race to Q-School on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Rustenburg amateur outpaced five-time champion Estiaan Conradie with a final round six-under-par 66 to close out a two shot victory on 16 under 200 at Pecanwood Golf and Country Club.
Bezuidenhout claim close to a first win on the country’s premier golf development circuit in the Pecanwood Challenge in May and was delighted to go the distance.
“It feels great to put my hands on a trophy after knocking so many times this season,” he said.
“I’ve definitely gained experience over the last four months, because Estiaan turned up the pressure on the back nine, but I handled it really well. It was such a fantastic feeling to hole that winning putt.”
Bezuidenhout posted rounds of 68 and 66 to start the last day with a two shot lead over Pieter Moolman from the Lake Club Benoni and Pretoria duo Conradie and Paul Boshoff.
He birdied three, five and seven, had a lone bogey at six. 
“I had a solid front nine,” said Bezuidenhout. “I hit a great shot into the third to a very tight pin and holed an eight-footer for birdie to get the round going. I solid two-putt birdie at five, but I missed the green at six and couldn’t up-and-down to save par. 
“At seven I holed a 10-footer for birdie and I felt really comfortable at the turn. The other guys fell away, but Estiaan had two birdies to keep in touch. The back nine was kind to me. I played it four-under without bogeys and that gave me some confidence.”
Bezuidenhout and Conradie both birdied 10, but Conradie closed in with an eagle at 12.
“We played off the back tips on most of the holes and the 12th was playing a lot longer than the previous rounds,” said Bezuidenhout. “I hit my tee shot slightly left and Estiaan went down the middle. I hit hybrid from 250 metres to 25 feet and Estiaan hit an iron close and holed his eagle putt. I lagged my first putt to eight feet and made the birdie to go 14 under, but he was right on my heels.”
Bezuidenhout had birdie chances at 13 and 14, but pars was enough to protect his lead. At 15, the pin was tucked just over the greenside bunker. Bezuidenhout hit his approach from 90 metres out to five feet but Conradie found the trap.
“Estiaan’s bunker shot finished 15 feet from the hole, but made the birdie and that two shot swing gave me a little breathing room,” Bezuidenhout said. “Then Estiaan chipped in for birdie at 16.
“I was two up with two to play. I knew I had to box cleverly over the last two holes. I made a great par save at 17 from five feet. I hit a good drive down 18, my second shot landed 12 feet from the pin and I knocked it in for the win. 
“We have a stretch of three events on the amateur circuit in November, so I’ll play a few more IGT events to prepare for The Bobby Locke. Hopefully I can keep the consistency going. It would be great to win one to boost my ranking before the end of the season.”
Conradie closed with a 67 to finish three shots back and a 70 from Moolman earned him third on 206.

FINAL RESULT (top 20)
200 - Theunis Bezuidenhout AMA 68 66 66
203 - Estiaan Conradie 68 68 67
206 - Pieter Moolman 71 65 70
208 - Ruan Conradie 67 71 70
209 - Cameron Moralee AMA 67 73 69
210 - Dylan OLeary 72 72 66, Roberto Lupini 71 69 70
211 - Joubert van Eeden 70 67 74, Paul Boshoff 69 67 75
212 - Etienne Janse van Rensburg AMA 71 70 71
213 - Tokkie Van Den Berg 71 70 72, Jade Buitendag 67 73 73, Wayne du Toit 66 72 75
214 - Sipho Sam Bujela 74 69 71, Jack Duthie 73 69 72
215 - Mark Williams 71 71 73
216 - Jason Diab 72 71 73, Beyers Smith 67 77 72, Leon Visser AMA 72 68 76
217 - Ruan Korb 68 71 78, Armand van Dyk AMA 74 74 69

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Bezuidenhout takes route 66 to maiden IGT win

BROEDERSTROOM, 18 October 2017 – Theunie Bezuidenhout rallied to a maiden IGT Challenge Tour title in the second Race to Q-School on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Rustenburg amateur outpaced five-time champion Estiaan Conradie with a final round six-under-par 66 to close out a two shot victory on 16 under 200 at Pecanwood Golf and Country Club.
Bezuidenhout claim close to a first win on the country’s premier golf development circuit in the Pecanwood Challenge in May and was delighted to go the distance.
“It feels great to put my hands on a trophy after knocking so many times this season,” he said.
“I’ve definitely gained experience over the last four months, because Estiaan turned up the pressure on the back nine, but I handled it really well. It was such a fantastic feeling to hole that winning putt.”
Bezuidenhout posted rounds of 68 and 66 to start the last day with a two shot lead over Pieter Moolman from the Lake Club Benoni and Pretoria duo Conradie and Paul Boshoff.
He birdied three, five and seven, had a lone bogey at six.
“I had a solid front nine,” said Bezuidenhout. “I hit a great shot into the third to a very tight pin and holed an eight-footer for birdie to get the round going. I solid two-putt birdie at five, but I missed the green at six and couldn’t up-and-down to save par.
“At seven I holed a 10-footer for birdie and I felt really comfortable at the turn. The other guys fell away, but Estiaan had two birdies to keep in touch. The back nine was kind to me. I played it four-under without bogeys and that gave me some confidence.”
Bezuidenhout and Conradie both birdied 10, but Conradie closed in with an eagle at 12.
“We played off the back tips on most of the holes and the 12th was playing a lot longer than the previous rounds,” said Bezuidenhout. “I hit my tee shot slightly left and Estiaan went down the middle. I hit hybrid from 250 metres to 25 feet and Estiaan hit an iron close and holed his eagle putt. I lagged my first putt to eight feet and made the birdie to go 14 under, but he was right on my heels.”
Bezuidenhout had birdie chances at 13 and 14, but pars was enough to protect his lead. At 15, the pin was tucked just over the greenside bunker. Bezuidenhout hit his approach from 90 metres out to five feet but Conradie found the trap.
“Estiaan’s bunker shot finished 15 feet from the hole, but made the birdie and that two shot swing gave me a little breathing room,” Bezuidenhout said. “Then Estiaan chipped in for birdie at 16.
“I was two up with two to play. I knew I had to box cleverly over the last two holes. I made a great par save at 17 from five feet. I hit a good drive down 18, my second shot landed 12 feet from the pin and I knocked it in for the win.
“We have a stretch of three events on the amateur circuit in November, so I’ll play a few more IGT events to prepare for The Bobby Locke. Hopefully I can keep the consistency going. It would be great to win one to boost my ranking before the end of the season.”
Conradie closed with a 67 to finish three shots back and a 70 from Moolman earned him third on 206.

FINAL RESULT (top 20)
200 - Theunis Bezuidenhout AMA 68 66 66
203 - Estiaan Conradie 68 68 67
206 - Pieter Moolman 71 65 70
208 - Ruan Conradie 67 71 70
209 - Cameron Moralee AMA 67 73 69
210 - Dylan O'Leary 72 72 66, Roberto Lupini 71 69 70
211 - Joubert van Eeden 70 67 74, Paul Boshoff 69 67 75
212 - Etienne Janse van Rensburg AMA 71 70 71
213 - Tokkie Van Den Berg 71 70 72, Jade Buitendag 67 73 73, Wayne du Toit 66 72 75
214 - Sipho Sam Bujela 74 69 71, Jack Duthie 73 69 72
215 - Mark Williams 71 71 73
216 - Jason Diab 72 71 73, Beyers Smith 67 77 72, Leon Visser AMA 72 68 76
217 - Ruan Korb 68 71 78, Armand van Dyk AMA 74 74 69

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Theunis Bezuidenhout won RTQS #2 Pecanwood with a score of 16 under par.
68 + 66 + 66 = 200

Theunis Bezuidenhout won RTQS #2 Pecanwood with a score of 16 under par.
68 + 66 + 66 = 200
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Super happy for you boet a great number to win on 👍🏼💪🏼

Two shot swing at 15!
Birdie moves Theunie Bezuidenhout to 15-under as Estiaan Conradie drops to -12 with bogey in the final round of the 2nd #Race2QSchool at Pecanwood Golf & Country Club

Two shot swing at 15!
Birdie moves Theunie Bezuidenhout to 15-under as Estiaan Conradie drops to -12 with bogey in the final round of the 2nd #Race2QSchool at Pecanwood Golf & Country Club
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Two-Horse Race at Pecanwood
An eagle at the par-five 12th moves Race to Q-School Order of Merit leader Estiaan Conradie within shot of overnight pacesetter Theunis Bezuidenhout. 
13-under leads heading down the back nine at Pecanwood Golf & Country Club in second #Race2QSchool

Two-Horse Race at Pecanwood
An eagle at the par-five 12th moves Race to Q-School Order of Merit leader Estiaan Conradie within shot of overnight pacesetter Theunis Bezuidenhout.
13-under leads heading down the back nine at Pecanwood Golf & Country Club in second #Race2QSchool
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Final Day at RTQS #2 Pecanwood

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Final Day at RTQS #2 Pecanwood

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Bezuidenhout’s on for maiden IGT title

BROEDERSTROOM, 16 October 2017 – Rustenburg amateur Theunie Bezuidenhout took a huge step towards a maiden IGT Challenge Tour title when he opened up a two shot lead in the second Race to Q-School at Pecanwood Golf and Country Club in Tuesday’s second round.
The 22-year-old began brightly, opening with a birdie before adding two more at four and five.
A bogey at six pegged him back, but he picked up a birdie at seven before dropping another shot at the eighth for a two under front nine. Further gains at 10, 14, 16 and 17 moved him to the top of the pile at 10 under 134.
“I’m pleased with that,” said Bezuidenhout. “I played nicely on the front nine, but made a few silly mistakes. Then it all clicked and I had a good back nine.
“We can attack the flags out there and it gives us a chance to score low. I also putted better. If your score is low, it’s usually the putter that helps.”
Bezuidenhout made his debut on the country’s premier golf development circuit last year.
He only made two cuts in seven starts, but in his seven starts since the 2017 IGT Challenge Tour season kicked off in March, he racked up four consecutive top 10 finishes after a tie for second in the Pecanwood Challenge in May.
“I’ve been adjusting and adapting to situations out on the IGT Challenge Tour,” he said. “It’s all new to me and I’m still learning but I’m settling in very nicely and it’s great to be in a position to challenge for the title. 
“The experience I’ve gained out here has impacted positively on my performance on the South African Golf Association’s Open Amateur circuit. I’ve had five top five finishes, I haven’t missed a cut this season and I’ve climbed to 10th in the rankings.
“My big goal is to break into the top five and to make a national team, so it’s great to have the IGT circuit to play when we have a break on the amateur schedule. It helps me stay competitive but moreover, I’ve learned to cope with pressure better and I’ve gained greater consistency.”
No fewer than 17 players broke par in round two and six players are within striking distance of the leader on a jam-packed leaderboard.
Joining Bezuidenhout in the final group on Wednesday will be this year’s first Race to Q-School champion Estiaan Conradie and fellow Pretoria golfer Paul Boshoff.
Conradie carded a 68 and Boshoff had a lone bogey on his way to a 67. Big-hitting Pieter Moolman from Benoni Lake, who led the first round at Copperleaf last week, also got into the mix at eight under with a flawless 65, the low round of the tournament.
Joubert van Eeden returned a 67 to finish three off the pace.
Overnight leader Wayne du Toit offset two bogeys with a pair of birdies for a 72 to tie for sixth at six under with Ruan Conradie. The current IGT Challenge Tour Money Leader, a three-time winner this season, posted 71.

SECOND ROUND SCORES (top 20)
134 - Theunis Bezuidenhout AMA 68 66
136 - Paul Boshoff 69 67, Estiaan Conradie 68 68, Pieter Moolman 71 65
137 - Joubert van Eeden 70 67
138 - Ruan Conradie 67 71, Wayne du Toit 66 72
139 - Ruan Korb 68 71
140 - Leon Visser AMA 72 68, Jade Buitendag 67 73, Cameron Moralee AMA 67 73, Roberto Lupini 71 69
141 - Etienne Janse van Rensburg AMA 71 70, Tertius van den Berg 71 70
142 - Mark Williams 71 71, Jack Duthie 73 69
143 - Sipho Bujela 74 69, Jason Diab 72 71
144 - Patric Dowling AMA 73 71, Beyers Smith 67 77, Dylan OLeary 72 72, Quintin Crause 71 73

PHOTO – Theunis Bezuidenhout; credit CJ du Plooy.

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

Bezuidenhout’s on for maiden IGT title

BROEDERSTROOM, 16 October 2017 – Rustenburg amateur Theunie Bezuidenhout took a huge step towards a maiden IGT Challenge Tour title when he opened up a two shot lead in the second Race to Q-School at Pecanwood Golf and Country Club in Tuesday’s second round.
The 22-year-old began brightly, opening with a birdie before adding two more at four and five.
A bogey at six pegged him back, but he picked up a birdie at seven before dropping another shot at the eighth for a two under front nine. Further gains at 10, 14, 16 and 17 moved him to the top of the pile at 10 under 134.
“I’m pleased with that,” said Bezuidenhout. “I played nicely on the front nine, but made a few silly mistakes. Then it all clicked and I had a good back nine.
“We can attack the flags out there and it gives us a chance to score low. I also putted better. If your score is low, it’s usually the putter that helps.”
Bezuidenhout made his debut on the country’s premier golf development circuit last year.
He only made two cuts in seven starts, but in his seven starts since the 2017 IGT Challenge Tour season kicked off in March, he racked up four consecutive top 10 finishes after a tie for second in the Pecanwood Challenge in May.
“I’ve been adjusting and adapting to situations out on the IGT Challenge Tour,” he said. “It’s all new to me and I’m still learning but I’m settling in very nicely and it’s great to be in a position to challenge for the title.
“The experience I’ve gained out here has impacted positively on my performance on the South African Golf Association’s Open Amateur circuit. I’ve had five top five finishes, I haven’t missed a cut this season and I’ve climbed to 10th in the rankings.
“My big goal is to break into the top five and to make a national team, so it’s great to have the IGT circuit to play when we have a break on the amateur schedule. It helps me stay competitive but moreover, I’ve learned to cope with pressure better and I’ve gained greater consistency.”
No fewer than 17 players broke par in round two and six players are within striking distance of the leader on a jam-packed leaderboard.
Joining Bezuidenhout in the final group on Wednesday will be this year’s first Race to Q-School champion Estiaan Conradie and fellow Pretoria golfer Paul Boshoff.
Conradie carded a 68 and Boshoff had a lone bogey on his way to a 67. Big-hitting Pieter Moolman from Benoni Lake, who led the first round at Copperleaf last week, also got into the mix at eight under with a flawless 65, the low round of the tournament.
Joubert van Eeden returned a 67 to finish three off the pace.
Overnight leader Wayne du Toit offset two bogeys with a pair of birdies for a 72 to tie for sixth at six under with Ruan Conradie. The current IGT Challenge Tour Money Leader, a three-time winner this season, posted 71.

SECOND ROUND SCORES (top 20)
134 - Theunis Bezuidenhout AMA 68 66
136 - Paul Boshoff 69 67, Estiaan Conradie 68 68, Pieter Moolman 71 65
137 - Joubert van Eeden 70 67
138 - Ruan Conradie 67 71, Wayne du Toit 66 72
139 - Ruan Korb 68 71
140 - Leon Visser AMA 72 68, Jade Buitendag 67 73, Cameron Moralee AMA 67 73, Roberto Lupini 71 69
141 - Etienne Janse van Rensburg AMA 71 70, Tertius van den Berg 71 70
142 - Mark Williams 71 71, Jack Duthie 73 69
143 - Sipho Bujela 74 69, Jason Diab 72 71
144 - Patric Dowling AMA 73 71, Beyers Smith 67 77, Dylan O'Leary 72 72, Quintin Crause 71 73

PHOTO – Theunis Bezuidenhout; credit CJ du Plooy.

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Go Theunis Bezuidenhout you can do it bro 💪🏼Strong’s

Wow, looking good

Ons hou styf duim vas. Sterkte!

IGT Race to Q-School 2017/18 first winner Estiaan Conradie
Who will win tomorrow at Pecanwood 2nd event
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Theunis Bezuidenhout shot a 66 to lead after Day 2 of RTQS#2 Pecanwood on a score of 10 under par

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Theunis Bezuidenhout shot a 66 to lead after Day 2 of RTQS#2 Pecanwood on a score of 10 under par

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Well done Theunie!!!! Ons hou duime vas vir more!!!

Go yster man ons weet jy kan ❤️🎉🙏🏻

Vasbyt! Jy kan.

Mooi so👏👏

Keep it going

Hel Nuk dis uitstekend. Well done!!

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I don't understand Afrikaans but I could clearly hear leon Visser's heart. Condolences to the family and friends.

Mag ons Hemelse Vader se hande om die familie gehou word 🙏🙏

Dis so mooi

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