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Advantage Buitendag at Wingate Park

TSHWANE, 22 August 2017 – Jade Buitendag from Border took a huge step towards a maiden professional title on the IGT Challenge Tour when he opened up five shot lead on the chasing pack in the second round of the Wingate Challenge.
Using his well-honed skills to navigate the pummelling wind at Wingate Park Country Club, the joint first round leader moved to the top of the pile at 11-under-par 133 with a sublime on Tuesday.
“The conditions were really tough,” said Buitendag, who bookended his round with a birdie-eagle combination the first and second holes and a brace of birdies at the closing holes.
“We were playing in a three-club wind, so it was pretty great to come out of the gate with a birdie-eagle start. It definitely set the tone of the day. I always enjoy playing in the wind, so I had a lot of fun and my experience in the wind definitely benefitted me out there.”
Buitendag split the fairway with a five-iron and parked a wedge from 137 metres six feet from the pin at the first.
“Made the putt and took the driver out at the second hole,” said the East London golfer. “I drove it down the left and hit eight-iron to eight feet. Boxed the birdie putt and followed with two good pars, but unfortunately I dropped the next two holes.”
“I should have hit a nine-iron at the fifth, but I went with the eight. I hit it too long and ended up three-putting for bogey. At six, I leaked my tee shot right and I was just about dead behind a tree. A bogey was exactly a good result. But I got myself back to two under for the day with a birdie at the ninth, and managed to reel in three more on the back nine.”
Buitendag sunk six-footers for birdies at both the closing holes and was delighted with his irons and putter after a good day’s graft.
“I have been striking the ball well for a few weeks now, but the putter has started to come around and I have rolled the ball nicely in the last two days,” said the HPC Tuks Golf Academies member.
“We still have 18 holes to go and there are a lot of guys behind me capable of shooting really low scores. Nothing is a foregone conclusion in golf, so I’m not counting any chickens just yet, but it’s a great feeling to be scoring well again.”
Pieter Moolman moved to second at six under, and Teagan Moore sits in third spot at five under after both players carded rounds of 70. Ruan Korb lost his grip on a share of the overnight lead after carding a 74 and the Pretoria golfer slipped to a tie for fourth at four under with Dean O’Riley and Juan Langeveld.
Besides two 67s from Buitendag and Langeveld, the only other player to break 70 in the testing conditions was local favourite Estiaan Conradie, whose 68 earned the Wingate Park golfer a share of seventh at three under.

SECOND ROUND SCORES (top 20)
133 - Jade Buitendag 66 67
138 - Pieter Moolman 68 70
139 - Teagan Moore 69 70
140 - Dean ORiley 69 71, Juan Langeveld 73 67, Ruan Korb 66 74
141 - Estiaan Conradie 73 68, Eric Nel AMA 68 73
142 - Ruan Conradie 71 71
143 - Jonathan Waschefort 70 73
144 - Owen Grobler 73 71
145 - Divan Marais 72 73
146 - Reynhard Reynecke AMA 71 75, JP Cooper AMA 72 74
147 - Maritz Wessels 74 73, Eric Park (KOR) 72 75, Luke Brown AMA 74 73, Andrew Carlsson AMA 71 76
148 - Michael Dreyer 72 76, Teboho Sefatsa 73 75

PHOTO – Jade Buitendag; credit CJ du Plooy

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Advantage Buitendag at Wingate Park

TSHWANE, 22 August 2017 – Jade Buitendag from Border took a huge step towards a maiden professional title on the IGT Challenge Tour when he opened up five shot lead on the chasing pack in the second round of the Wingate Challenge.
Using his well-honed skills to navigate the pummelling wind at Wingate Park Country Club, the joint first round leader moved to the top of the pile at 11-under-par 133 with a sublime on Tuesday.
“The conditions were really tough,” said Buitendag, who bookended his round with a birdie-eagle combination the first and second holes and a brace of birdies at the closing holes.
“We were playing in a three-club wind, so it was pretty great to come out of the gate with a birdie-eagle start. It definitely set the tone of the day. I always enjoy playing in the wind, so I had a lot of fun and my experience in the wind definitely benefitted me out there.”
Buitendag split the fairway with a five-iron and parked a wedge from 137 metres six feet from the pin at the first.
“Made the putt and took the driver out at the second hole,” said the East London golfer. “I drove it down the left and hit eight-iron to eight feet. Boxed the birdie putt and followed with two good pars, but unfortunately I dropped the next two holes.”
“I should have hit a nine-iron at the fifth, but I went with the eight. I hit it too long and ended up three-putting for bogey. At six, I leaked my tee shot right and I was just about dead behind a tree. A bogey was exactly a good result. But I got myself back to two under for the day with a birdie at the ninth, and managed to reel in three more on the back nine.”
Buitendag sunk six-footers for birdies at both the closing holes and was delighted with his irons and putter after a good day’s graft.
“I have been striking the ball well for a few weeks now, but the putter has started to come around and I have rolled the ball nicely in the last two days,” said the HPC Tuks Golf Academies member.
“We still have 18 holes to go and there are a lot of guys behind me capable of shooting really low scores. Nothing is a foregone conclusion in golf, so I’m not counting any chickens just yet, but it’s a great feeling to be scoring well again.”
Pieter Moolman moved to second at six under, and Teagan Moore sits in third spot at five under after both players carded rounds of 70. Ruan Korb lost his grip on a share of the overnight lead after carding a 74 and the Pretoria golfer slipped to a tie for fourth at four under with Dean O’Riley and Juan Langeveld.
Besides two 67s from Buitendag and Langeveld, the only other player to break 70 in the testing conditions was local favourite Estiaan Conradie, whose 68 earned the Wingate Park golfer a share of seventh at three under.

SECOND ROUND SCORES (top 20)
133 - Jade Buitendag 66 67
138 - Pieter Moolman 68 70
139 - Teagan Moore 69 70
140 - Dean O'Riley 69 71, Juan Langeveld 73 67, Ruan Korb 66 74
141 - Estiaan Conradie 73 68, Eric Nel AMA 68 73
142 - Ruan Conradie 71 71
143 - Jonathan Waschefort 70 73
144 - Owen Grobler 73 71
145 - Divan Marais 72 73
146 - Reynhard Reynecke AMA 71 75, JP Cooper AMA 72 74
147 - Maritz Wessels 74 73, Eric Park (KOR) 72 75, Luke Brown AMA 74 73, Andrew Carlsson AMA 71 76
148 - Michael Dreyer 72 76, Teboho Sefatsa 73 75

PHOTO – Jade Buitendag; credit CJ du Plooy

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Jade Buitendag lead on a score of 11 under par after Day 2.
66 + 67 = 133

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Jade Buitendag lead on a score of 11 under par after Day 2.
66 + 67 = 133

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Great Jade well done do proud of you keep it up we watch you ✊🏻✊🏻👏👏👏

Well played Jadie

Well done Jade Buitendag 👏👏👏😍👍

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As focused as ever

Good Luck to the 3 IGT Winners 2017 playing Sunshine Tour this week
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Thanks guys!

Good luck boys

Goooooooo Kyle Barker!!!!!!!!! Show them what you and God are made of!!!!!

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Looking forward to see you play on Thursday Jason Roets 👊

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Duo share Wingate Challenge lead

TSHWANE, 21 August 2017 – Jade Buitendag from Border staked a claim on the share of the first round lead in the Wingate Challenge with a sizzling six-under-par 66 on Monday. 
The East London native leads the way at Wingate Park Country Club alongside local favourite Ruan Korb.
The pair finished two shots clear of seasoned campaigner Pieter Moolman, Michael Schutz and amateur Eric Nel, while former IGT Challenge Tour winner Dean O’Riley and Teagan Moore lurk three off the pace.
In his last visit to Wingate in July, Buitendag carded rounds of 71 and 77 and finished the 54-hole tournament with a disappointing 80. Today he produced seven birdies. “The difference was that I hit it very well off the tee today and gave myself a lot of chances,” he said. “I rolled the ball really well and that’s how the 66 happened.”
Buitendag joined the KeNako Golf Academy in George as an up-and-coming amateur in 2014 and represented South African and Southern Cape, but two months ago, he relocated to Pretoria and joined the HPC Tuks Golf Academy.
“I started campaigning on the IGT Challenge Tour at the end of June,” said Buitendag. “I’m working on swing changes with Llewellyn van Leeuwen at Tuks and it is so great have a strong circuit up here where I can stay competitive.
“I heard about the IGT Challenge Tour from Breyten Meyer and Heinrich Bruiners. Meyer graduated to the Sunshine Tour two years ago and Heinrich is part of the Gary Player Class of 2017 that regularly compete on the IGT Challenge Tour. It was the logical next step on my journey to the Sunshine Tour.
“It’s all been a pretty major adjustment, but I knew changing my swing would mean hard times. Any time you change your swing, you have to follow a process. I don’t get too hung up on the occasional bad round. When you focus on the process, the results will come – its par for the course. It’s always a difficult road, but success is never easy.”
Korb has been in threatening form since May and the 24-year-old Silver Lakes golfer made a promising start with successive rounds of 66 the Woodhill Challenge last week, but he spoiled his chance of capturing a maiden title on the country’s premier golf development circuit when he signed off with a 79.
Still, Korb has climbed to fifth in the Official Money List, courtesy of seven top 10 finishes in the last nine weeks, including a tie for third at Wingate in July. Another top 10 finish at Woodhill as only strengthened his resolve to get the monkey off his back.
“You have to go through a learning curve to win, but I am pretty patient,” he said. “My main goal this season was to put myself into contention and to gain as much consistency as possible. As long as I achieve my goals, I’m happy. The win will come if I give myself constant chances.”

FIRST ROUND SCORES (top 20)
66 - Ruan Korb, Jade Buitendag
68 - Pieter Moolman, Michael Schutz, Eric Nel AMA
69 - Dean ORiley, Teagan Moore
70 - Leon Visser AMA, Peetie Vd Merwe AMA, Jonathan Waschefort
71 - Reynhard Reynecke AMA, Andrew Carlsson AMA, Ruan Conradie, Arno Pretorius AMA
72 - Chase Paton AMA, JP Cooper AMA, Divan Marais, Michael Dreyer, Eric Park (KOR)
73 - Teboho Sefatsa, Estiaan Conradie, Bennie van der Merwe, Juan Langeveld, Owen Grobler, Patrick Thompson

PHOTOS - Jade Buitendag and Ruan Korn; credit CJ du Plooy.

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Duo share Wingate Challenge lead

TSHWANE, 21 August 2017 – Jade Buitendag from Border staked a claim on the share of the first round lead in the Wingate Challenge with a sizzling six-under-par 66 on Monday.
The East London native leads the way at Wingate Park Country Club alongside local favourite Ruan Korb.
The pair finished two shots clear of seasoned campaigner Pieter Moolman, Michael Schutz and amateur Eric Nel, while former IGT Challenge Tour winner Dean O’Riley and Teagan Moore lurk three off the pace.
In his last visit to Wingate in July, Buitendag carded rounds of 71 and 77 and finished the 54-hole tournament with a disappointing 80. Today he produced seven birdies. “The difference was that I hit it very well off the tee today and gave myself a lot of chances,” he said. “I rolled the ball really well and that’s how the 66 happened.”
Buitendag joined the KeNako Golf Academy in George as an up-and-coming amateur in 2014 and represented South African and Southern Cape, but two months ago, he relocated to Pretoria and joined the HPC Tuks Golf Academy.
“I started campaigning on the IGT Challenge Tour at the end of June,” said Buitendag. “I’m working on swing changes with Llewellyn van Leeuwen at Tuks and it is so great have a strong circuit up here where I can stay competitive.
“I heard about the IGT Challenge Tour from Breyten Meyer and Heinrich Bruiners. Meyer graduated to the Sunshine Tour two years ago and Heinrich is part of the Gary Player Class of 2017 that regularly compete on the IGT Challenge Tour. It was the logical next step on my journey to the Sunshine Tour.
“It’s all been a pretty major adjustment, but I knew changing my swing would mean hard times. Any time you change your swing, you have to follow a process. I don’t get too hung up on the occasional bad round. When you focus on the process, the results will come – its par for the course. It’s always a difficult road, but success is never easy.”
Korb has been in threatening form since May and the 24-year-old Silver Lakes golfer made a promising start with successive rounds of 66 the Woodhill Challenge last week, but he spoiled his chance of capturing a maiden title on the country’s premier golf development circuit when he signed off with a 79.
Still, Korb has climbed to fifth in the Official Money List, courtesy of seven top 10 finishes in the last nine weeks, including a tie for third at Wingate in July. Another top 10 finish at Woodhill as only strengthened his resolve to get the monkey off his back.
“You have to go through a learning curve to win, but I am pretty patient,” he said. “My main goal this season was to put myself into contention and to gain as much consistency as possible. As long as I achieve my goals, I’m happy. The win will come if I give myself constant chances.”

FIRST ROUND SCORES (top 20)
66 - Ruan Korb, Jade Buitendag
68 - Pieter Moolman, Michael Schutz, Eric Nel AMA
69 - Dean O'Riley, Teagan Moore
70 - Leon Visser AMA, Peetie Vd Merwe AMA, Jonathan Waschefort
71 - Reynhard Reynecke AMA, Andrew Carlsson AMA, Ruan Conradie, Arno Pretorius AMA
72 - Chase Paton AMA, JP Cooper AMA, Divan Marais, Michael Dreyer, Eric Park (KOR)
73 - Teboho Sefatsa, Estiaan Conradie, Bennie van der Merwe, Juan Langeveld, Owen Grobler, Patrick Thompson

PHOTOS - Jade Buitendag and Ruan Korn; credit CJ du Plooy.

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Leaders on Day 1 at Wingate Challenge with a score of 6 under par.

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Leaders on Day 1 at Wingate Challenge with a score of 6 under par.

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Go Jade

Well done Jade! Give it horns

Go Jade...go Jade...you can do it!!! Whoop whoop

Mooi Ruan hou so aan!

That's not Jade Buitendag in this picture ? 👀😳😢

Mooi, so. RUAN Korb

Rosann Buitendag

I rise up!! Ruan Korb

Jade Buitendag you beauty

Kap hom Ruan Korb

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Teagan Moore made a Hole-in-One on the 16th Hole on Day 1 of Wingate Challenge

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Now THAT⛳ is cause for celebration !!

Well done Teagan!!

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Baie geluk Teagan !! 💪

Leaderboard during Round 1

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Leaderboard during Round 1

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Day 1 Photos of Wingate Challenge

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After two rounds the field is reduced to the leading 50 professionals and those tying for 50th place, and the leading 20 teams. Amateurs receive a stroke allowance equal to two thirds of their official handicap to a maximum of 18 for men and 24 for women. The team score is the lower of the professionals or his amateur partner’s net score at each hole. Scramble drive for Amateur only. Amateur can play own ball or use the Pro’s drive.

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After two rounds the field is reduced to the leading 50 professionals and those tying for 50th place, and the leading 20 teams. Amateurs receive a stroke allowance equal to two thirds of their official handicap to a maximum of 18 for men and 24 for women. The team score is the lower of the professionals or his amateur partner’s net score at each hole. Scramble drive for Amateur only. Amateur can play own ball or use the Pro’s drive.
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