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Eagle seals double success for Strydom at Wingate

TSHWANE, 22 June 2016 – It was tough going at Wingate Park Country Club with strong gusts of wind and hard, fast greens and a three-way play-off was on the cards until Ockie Strydom pulled off a gritty eagle at 18 to pocket the Wingate Challenge title on Wednesday.
The Sunshine Tour campaigner drained a tricky putt from the back fringe at the final hole for a three to close with an even-par 72 and defeated Juan Swart and Morne Buys by two strokes.
His ninth career IGT Tour victory on four under 212 followed a play-off win in the Killarney Challenge two weeks ago and the Kempton Park golfer confessed that he had to dig a whole lot deeper in the tough scoring conditions to secure the silverware.
“This week was tough and today was the toughest,” said Strydom. “I had to scramble to stay in the fight this week. I am striking the ball very well, but I battled with the putter. I couldn’t get it going over the first 45 holes, but I hung tough and I’m incredibly pleased that I kept fighting until the last hole.”
Strydom began the final round two off the pace from overnight leaders Swart, Rhys West and amateur Kyle Barker.
Swart fell from contention first with a double bogey at the par three eighth, and Barker followed suit with a double at 12. West also slipped backwards after four successive bogeys from the 11th.
This opened the door for Jonathan Waschefort and Damian Naicker to hit the front.
Naicker took the lead at the turn, but his bid derailed with a triple at the par four 12th and a bogey at 14. Waschefort took over and held the lead until the par four 16th, where a double bogey followed by back-to-back drops ended his reign.
“I had soft drops at one, four, six and 13, but it seemed that everyone was struggling,” Strydom said. “I figured if I stayed patient and pick up one or two birdies down the back nine, I might have a chance and the birdies arrived at 14 and 15.”
Strydom almost holed out at the 14th and tapped in for birdie. He hit a superb four-iron into the par five 15th and two-putted for birdie. Within two holes, he was among the leaders. The well-timed birdie pair moved Strydom to a tie for the lead with Swart and Buys at two under.
“Juan also birdied 14 and 15 and Morne, playing ahead of us, birdied 15 and 16,” Strydom said. “He finished with pars and set the clubhouse target at two under. I made solid pars at 16 and 17, but Juan bogeyed 17 behind me.
“I left an eagle putt in the throat at 15, and heading down the 18th, I knew I had to go for broke. I hit the six-iron with everything I had and I knew right off it came out well. The putt was just off the green and it was tricky. The line was a metre left to right and over a mound, but the putter finally came to the party and I hit it absolutely perfectly.”
Safely tucked in the clubhouse at four under, Strydom watched Swart birdie 18 to tie Buys for second before he started celebrating.
“This is a great result for me,” said the GFG Academy player. “The Sunshine Tour has a seven week break, so it’s great to have the IGT Tour to stay competitive. The standard is high and the competition is fierce, so it’s great to have this platform to keep in shape until the end of July. Hopefully I can collect a few more trophies in the next couple of weeks to build some confidence for the Wild Coast.”
Barker from Parkview signed off with a 77 to take fourth on 215, while Naicker and West shared fifth on even par 216 after respective rounds of 75 and 78.

FINAL RESULT - TOP 20
212 - Ockert Strydom 71 69 72
214 - Morne Buys 71 71 72, Juan Swart 72 66 76
215 - Kyle Barker AMA 73 65 77
216 - Damian Naicker 72 69 75, Rhys West 69 69 78
217 - Andrew Carlsson AMA 74 71 72, Matthew Vogel 73 71 73, Danie van Tonder 71 71 75, Jonathan Waschefort 71 68 78
218 - Stephan de Beer 74 71 73, Gary Daoust AMA (BEL) 73 71 74
219 - David McIntyre AMA 71 76 72, Christiaan Jonck 72 74 73, Johary Raveloarison (MDG) 73 72 74, Michael Schutz 75 68 76, Dean Martin AMA 73 68 78
220 - Bonita Bredenhann (NAM) 73 72 75, Quintin Crause AMA 75 70 75, Alex van Heerden AMA 68 75 77

PHOTO – Ockie Strydom; credit CJ du Plooy.

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IGT Pro Tour added 181 new photos to the album: IGT Pro Tour Wingate Challenge 20 - 22 June 2016 — with Kyle Barker and Franscois Olivier.

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Wyndham SwartzYou look awesome 🏌🏌🏌

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Kyle BarkerAhhh awesomee

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Adie ArendseHow did u go ....Johary. Mike and I will be playing the million dollar 4 to 7 july16

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Chris van TonderCome on Kyle Barker !!

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Andrew SheppardSmeeeeeesh it!

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Basil Anthony Wright JnrGo barker!!

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IGT Pro Tour added 3 new photos — with Kyle Barker and Wingate Park Country Club907359645">Rhys West at Wingate Park Country Club.

Barker blooms at Wingate Challenge

TSHWANE, 21 June 2016 – The IGT Tour’s Wingate Challenge is set for an enthralling final day after young amateur Kyle Barker charged into contention with a flawless display at Wingate Park Country Club on Tuesday.
The 18-year-old Randpark golfer blamed his caddie Francois Olivier after making an almighty push up the leaderboard with a seven-under-par 65 to join former IGT Tour winners Juan Swart and Rhys West in a three-way tie at six-under-par 138.
“It’s Franna’s fault that I am in the pressure cooker now,” the Central Gauteng player teased.
“On a serious note, though, I’m really thankful to Jacques Blaauw for letting me have Franna this week. It’s not only nice to have a great friend with me on the course, but his experience was great when I put myself under pressure.
“I hit the ball well and the putter was hot, but I had a couple of scary holes and he guided me through those holes. I began playing the IGT Tour more regularly this year to step out of that comfort zone on the amateur circuit and get used to this environment. It’s a big gap and having Franna in support just gives me an added sense of confidence.”
Barker reached the turn in three under and added gains at 10, 13 and 15 before signing off with a birdie at the final hole.
“I left a birdie putt in the throat at the first hole, so I was pleased to nail the birdie at two and get off to a solid start,” he said. “I sunk a 12-footer for birdie at four, made a great up-and-down for par at six and two-putted from 15 feet for birdie at seven.
“I left another birdie chance on the edge of the cup at the ninth, but I made up for it at 10. I smacked driver down the middle of the fairway, hit the approach to 12 feet and holed the birdie putt. I duff-hooked the tee shot into the trees at 11 and had to hook a wedge from 165 metres around the trees. I hit it to 15 feet, but also left that putt in the throat.:
Barker hit his second pin-high right at the par five 13th and two-putted for birdie number five.
“I found the right bunker at 14, but made the up-and-down to save par and hit a perfect drive down 15 to set up another two-putt birdie,” he said.
“I nearly holed out with a gap-wedge after I left it short at the 16th. The 17th was another hairy hole. I flew the green with my second, fluffed the first chip and holed the next chip to save par. Hit a great six-iron into the green at 18, though, and two-putted for birdie.
“Like I said, a few scary holes coming in as the pressure mounted, but I handled it well with Franna’s support. I’m excited to play in the final group tomorrow. Juan is a former IGT Tour winner and Rhys also won a couple of IGT Tour events before he got his card for the Sunshine Tour in 2013. It’s all a learning curve for me at the moment, so it’s going to be a great experience for me to play with them.”
Swart from Port Elizabeth posted an equally impressive bogey-free 66 and West from Glendower stayed in the mix with a successive 69s.
Jonathan Waschefort moved into sole fourth with a 68, while Ockie Strydom – targeting back-to-back victories after success in the Killarney Challenge two weeks ago – finished just two off the pace after signing for a 69.

SECOND ROUND SCORES - TOP 20
138 - Kyle Barker AMA 73 65, Juan Swart 72 66, Rhys West 69 69
139 - Jonathan Waschefort 71 68
140 - Ockert Strydom 71 69
141 - Dean Martin AMA 73 68, Damian Naicker 72 69
142 - Morne Buys 71 71, Danie van Tonder 71 71
143 - Alex van Heerden AMA 68 75, Michael Schutz 75 68
144 - Ruan Potgieter AMA 75 69, Matthew Vogel 73 71, Ruan Conradie AMA 76 68, Matthew Spacey 69 75, Gary Daoust AMA (BEL) 73 71
145 - Stephan de Beer 74 71, Johary Raveloarison (MDG) 73 72, Quintin Crause AMA 75 70, Phillip Kruse AMA 72 73, Dwayne Coetzee 74 71, Bonita Bredenhann (NAM) 73 72, Andrew Carlsson AMA 74 71

PHOTOS – Kyle Barker, Rhys West and Juan Swart; credit CJ du Plooy)

ABOUT THE IGT TOUR
The IGT Challenge Pro Tour launched in 2010 and has fast grown into South Africa’s premier developmental golf tour, offering a tailor-made gateway for amateurs aspiring to join the pro ranks.
The IGT Challenge Pro Tour Gauteng and IGT Tour Cape provides significant financial opportunities and incentives, and statistical feedback with a full playing schedule of more than 50 events (36-hole, 54-hole and 72-hole tournaments) that enables its members and non-members to perform at a high level in a strong competitive environment.
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Wingate Park Country Club 20-22 June 2016

IGT Pro Tour added 370 new photos to the album: IGT Wingate Challenge Day 2 — with Liam Bezuidenhout and Bradley Diggeden.

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Elsebe van Heerdenvat so katvis! :)

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Tilla JanssenSterkte! :)

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Johan SteynMooi gedoen Juan!

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Shirley JorgensenFollowing u David go go⛳️🏌

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Jonathan Waschefort shot a 68 to go 5 under for the tournament. Rhys West is co-leader on 5 under after shooting 2 under on the front nine.
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