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Corrie Sanders Pro Am
16-18 October 2017
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Corrie Sanders Pro Am
16-18 October 2017
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IGT Corrie Sanders Pro Am 2017

IGT Corrie Sanders Pro Am 2017
IGT Corrie Sanders Pro Am 2017
16 - 18 October
Pecanwood Golf & Country Club and Magalies Park Golf Course
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IGT Champ Albertse gunning for hat-trick in Mauritius

MAURITIUS, 22 September 2017 – Louis Albertse will start his quest for a third victory this season with an international debut in the MCB Indian Ocean Amateur Golf Open in Mauritius on Friday.
The Dundee golfer arrived at the Heritage Golf Club in Domaine De Bel-Ombre on Thursday and immediately went out to play the magnificent Heritage Course, which will play host to the Sunshine, European and Asian Tours’ tri-sanctioned AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the end of November.
“I couldn’t wait to test-drive the course,” said the 21-year-old.
“I’ve watched the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on television and never in a million years could I imagine I would be playing this golf course in my first trip abroad. 
“I am so grateful that the South African Golf Association nominated me to represented South Africa this week and I want to thank the Mauritius Golf Federation and MCB for giving me this amazing opportunity.”
The 20-year-old from KwaZulu-Natal relocated to Pretoria on the back of a successful campaign for KwaZulu-Natal in the SA Inter-Provincial last year. Not only did he help the side to win the coveted promotion at the Fish River Sun Resort, but Albertse was named the Most Valuable Player in the B-Section.
He joined the HPC Golf Academy stable at the University of Pretoria and began working with 2017 PGA coach of the year Llewellyn van Leeuwen. In June, Albertse took his improved swing on the road. 
In just his second start on the IGT Challenge Tour, he racked up nine birdies in the final round of the Wingate Challenge for a six-under-par 66 to bank a two shot victory on the country’s premier golf development circuit.
Ten weeks later, Albertse shot to 14th on the South African Golf Association Open Amateur Rankings when he lifted the Mpumalanga Open title with rounds of 69, 68, 72 and 69 at Mbombela Golf Club.
In 2014, a first international victory in Mauritius sparked a successful run for Hennie du Plessis, which culminated in the Limpopo amateur taking first prize at the 2015 Sunshine Tour’s Qualifying School.
A year later, compatriot Albert Venter finished at the top of the podium.
Buoyed by the international breakthrough, Venter went on to win the African Amateur Championship at Leopard Creek and the Western Province Stroke Play Championship. With nine more top 10 finishes in 2016, the GolfRSA National Squad player broke into the top five of the Open Amateur rankings and earned national colours.
Albertse hopes to follow suit on Sunday.
“It would be awesome to win here, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself,” he said. “This is a championship course with a lot of challenges and the local guys will have the home course advantage. I liked what I saw in the practice round, though, and of course playing at the coast is always first prize. Hopefully I start well and I can build from there.”

PHOTOS – KwaZulu-Natal’s Louis Albertse at the Heritage Course, which plays host to the 2017 MCB Indian Ocean Amateur Open at the Heritage Golf Club in Domaine De Bel-Ombre, Mauritius; credit GolfRSA.

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IGT Champ Albertse gunning for hat-trick in Mauritius

MAURITIUS, 22 September 2017 – Louis Albertse will start his quest for a third victory this season with an international debut in the MCB Indian Ocean Amateur Golf Open in Mauritius on Friday.
The Dundee golfer arrived at the Heritage Golf Club in Domaine De Bel-Ombre on Thursday and immediately went out to play the magnificent Heritage Course, which will play host to the Sunshine, European and Asian Tours’ tri-sanctioned AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the end of November.
“I couldn’t wait to test-drive the course,” said the 21-year-old.
“I’ve watched the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on television and never in a million years could I imagine I would be playing this golf course in my first trip abroad.
“I am so grateful that the South African Golf Association nominated me to represented South Africa this week and I want to thank the Mauritius Golf Federation and MCB for giving me this amazing opportunity.”
The 20-year-old from KwaZulu-Natal relocated to Pretoria on the back of a successful campaign for KwaZulu-Natal in the SA Inter-Provincial last year. Not only did he help the side to win the coveted promotion at the Fish River Sun Resort, but Albertse was named the Most Valuable Player in the B-Section.
He joined the HPC Golf Academy stable at the University of Pretoria and began working with 2017 PGA coach of the year Llewellyn van Leeuwen. In June, Albertse took his improved swing on the road.
In just his second start on the IGT Challenge Tour, he racked up nine birdies in the final round of the Wingate Challenge for a six-under-par 66 to bank a two shot victory on the country’s premier golf development circuit.
Ten weeks later, Albertse shot to 14th on the South African Golf Association Open Amateur Rankings when he lifted the Mpumalanga Open title with rounds of 69, 68, 72 and 69 at Mbombela Golf Club.
In 2014, a first international victory in Mauritius sparked a successful run for Hennie du Plessis, which culminated in the Limpopo amateur taking first prize at the 2015 Sunshine Tour’s Qualifying School.
A year later, compatriot Albert Venter finished at the top of the podium.
Buoyed by the international breakthrough, Venter went on to win the African Amateur Championship at Leopard Creek and the Western Province Stroke Play Championship. With nine more top 10 finishes in 2016, the GolfRSA National Squad player broke into the top five of the Open Amateur rankings and earned national colours.
Albertse hopes to follow suit on Sunday.
“It would be awesome to win here, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself,” he said. “This is a championship course with a lot of challenges and the local guys will have the home course advantage. I liked what I saw in the practice round, though, and of course playing at the coast is always first prize. Hopefully I start well and I can build from there.”

PHOTOS – KwaZulu-Natal’s Louis Albertse at the Heritage Course, which plays host to the 2017 MCB Indian Ocean Amateur Open at the Heritage Golf Club in Domaine De Bel-Ombre, Mauritius; credit GolfRSA.

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3 days ago

A successful night with at IGT Challenge Tour Race to Q-School Forum.

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IGT Challenge Tour Race to Q-School Forum.
What a privilege to have golf legends together at tonights forum.

IGT Challenge Tour Race to Q-School Forum.
What a privilege to have golf legends together at tonight's forum.
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4 days ago

IGT Player Teboho Sefatsa

IGT Player Teboho Sefatsa
Teboho Sefatsa
Gary Player Class of 2017
IGT Challenge Tour
September 2017
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Korb banks first IGT win at Ebotse

JOHANNESBURG, 20 September 2017 – Ruan Korb closed out a wire-to-wire victory in the Ebotse Challenge on Wednesday and the Pretoria golfer collected his first silverware on the IGT Challenge Tour in fine style at the Ebotse Links in Benoni.
Korb had seized control of the event with a scintillating 67. He pulled four shots clear of Roberto Lupini with a four-under-par 68 in round two and sealed an eight stroke victory over Lupine and Kempton Park amateur Ruhan van Dijk with a 69 in the final round. 
“I felt slightly disappointed when I let it slip in the final round of the Kyalami Challenge last month and I was really determined to not let that happen again,” said the 24-year-old Korb. “I tried to give myself a big enough buffer and I got the job done.”
Korb made a strong start with four birdies on the front nine and despite dropping at the eighth, he was seven strokes clear starting the back nine.
“I hit a good four-iron down the first, a gap-wedge to seven feet and holed the putt and that got the momentum going,” he said.
“At the second, I took four-iron off the tee again. I hit an easy wedge from 150 metres to 10 feet behind the flag and made the putt and I two-putted for birdie at five. I hit two-iron off the tee at seven and five-iron from 230 metres out to 20 foot and two-putted for birdie at seven.
“I went with the four-iron and the driving iron a lot this week, because the fairways are still rock-hard from winter. You never know what kind of roll you would get with the driver. It was a strategic decision to go with less club, but it paid off.”
Korb give another shot away at 11, but recovered quickly with successive birdies at 12 and 13.
“They were both soft bogeys and it didn’t bother me, because I had such a big lead, but I think I felt too safe and let my focus slip a little,” he said. “After I dropped 15, I played the last three holes safe. Just fairways and greens to the finish line.”
His 12 under par winning total was a reflection of his superb ball striking week.
“I hit the ball well all week,” he said. “In the final round the wind showed up at the fourth hole, but I still hit 13 out of 14 fairways in regulation.
“It feels really good to get this win. It’s what you practice for and it was great to watch that last putt do in the hole and know the victory was mine. I’ve been working really hard this season and it’s so great to get the pay-off. I hit three sub-par rounds this week, and that was the key to winning. I wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of my parents (Callie and Renata) and I’m dedicating my first win to my biggest supporters.”
Lupine closed with a 73 and Van Dijk carded 72 to share second at four under, with Dean O’Riley, Teboho Sefatsa and Maritz Wessels a further shot back in joint fourth.

FINAL RESULT (top 20)
204 - Ruan Korb 67 68 69
212 - Ruhan Van Dijk AMA 70 70 72, Roberto Lupini 68 71 73
213 - Dean ORiley 72 72 69, Teboho Sefatsa 70 72 71, Maritz Wessels 69 72 72
217 - Pieter Moolman 77 72 68, Phillip Kruse AMA 70 73 74
220 - Jade Buitendag 76 71 73
221 - Joubert Van Eeden 75 71 75, Marcus Smal AMA 75 70 76
223 - Jacques Cloete AMA 76 74 73, Luke Brown AMA 73 75 75, Marthin Scheepers 73 74 76, Mpho Mafishe 74 71 78
224 - Bryce Myburgh 72 77 75
225 - Stals Swart AMA 79 72 74, Tokkie Van Den Berg 70 79 76, Duane Keun 72 74 79
226 - Arno Pretorius AMA 73 73 80

PHOTO: Ruan Korb; credit CJ du Plooy.

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Korb banks first IGT win at Ebotse

JOHANNESBURG, 20 September 2017 – Ruan Korb closed out a wire-to-wire victory in the Ebotse Challenge on Wednesday and the Pretoria golfer collected his first silverware on the IGT Challenge Tour in fine style at the Ebotse Links in Benoni.
Korb had seized control of the event with a scintillating 67. He pulled four shots clear of Roberto Lupini with a four-under-par 68 in round two and sealed an eight stroke victory over Lupine and Kempton Park amateur Ruhan van Dijk with a 69 in the final round.
“I felt slightly disappointed when I let it slip in the final round of the Kyalami Challenge last month and I was really determined to not let that happen again,” said the 24-year-old Korb. “I tried to give myself a big enough buffer and I got the job done.”
Korb made a strong start with four birdies on the front nine and despite dropping at the eighth, he was seven strokes clear starting the back nine.
“I hit a good four-iron down the first, a gap-wedge to seven feet and holed the putt and that got the momentum going,” he said.
“At the second, I took four-iron off the tee again. I hit an easy wedge from 150 metres to 10 feet behind the flag and made the putt and I two-putted for birdie at five. I hit two-iron off the tee at seven and five-iron from 230 metres out to 20 foot and two-putted for birdie at seven.
“I went with the four-iron and the driving iron a lot this week, because the fairways are still rock-hard from winter. You never know what kind of roll you would get with the driver. It was a strategic decision to go with less club, but it paid off.”
Korb give another shot away at 11, but recovered quickly with successive birdies at 12 and 13.
“They were both soft bogeys and it didn’t bother me, because I had such a big lead, but I think I felt too safe and let my focus slip a little,” he said. “After I dropped 15, I played the last three holes safe. Just fairways and greens to the finish line.”
His 12 under par winning total was a reflection of his superb ball striking week.
“I hit the ball well all week,” he said. “In the final round the wind showed up at the fourth hole, but I still hit 13 out of 14 fairways in regulation.
“It feels really good to get this win. It’s what you practice for and it was great to watch that last putt do in the hole and know the victory was mine. I’ve been working really hard this season and it’s so great to get the pay-off. I hit three sub-par rounds this week, and that was the key to winning. I wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of my parents (Callie and Renata) and I’m dedicating my first win to my biggest supporters.”
Lupine closed with a 73 and Van Dijk carded 72 to share second at four under, with Dean O’Riley, Teboho Sefatsa and Maritz Wessels a further shot back in joint fourth.

FINAL RESULT (top 20)
204 - Ruan Korb 67 68 69
212 - Ruhan Van Dijk AMA 70 70 72, Roberto Lupini 68 71 73
213 - Dean O'Riley 72 72 69, Teboho Sefatsa 70 72 71, Maritz Wessels 69 72 72
217 - Pieter Moolman 77 72 68, Phillip Kruse AMA 70 73 74
220 - Jade Buitendag 76 71 73
221 - Joubert Van Eeden 75 71 75, Marcus Smal AMA 75 70 76
223 - Jacques Cloete AMA 76 74 73, Luke Brown AMA 73 75 75, Marthin Scheepers 73 74 76, Mpho Mafishe 74 71 78
224 - Bryce Myburgh 72 77 75
225 - Stals Swart AMA 79 72 74, Tokkie Van Den Berg 70 79 76, Duane Keun 72 74 79
226 - Arno Pretorius AMA 73 73 80

PHOTO: Ruan Korb; credit CJ du Plooy.

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5 days ago

Ruan Korb won on a score of 12 under par.
67 + 68 + 69 = 204

Ruan Korb won on a score of 12 under par.
67 + 68 + 69 = 204
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Congratulations .....

Mooi gedoen Korbi!

Jou Yster!!!🍾🍾🥇

Jou Yster!!!

Baie geluk Ruan !!💪

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Final Day at Ebotse Challenge 

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Korb poised to chuck monkey at Ebotse

JOHANNESBURG, 19 September 2017 – Overnight leader Ruan Korb is poised for a first IGT Challenge Tour victory after pulling away from the chasing pack in the second round of the Ebotse Challenge on Tuesday.
“I don’t want to hear the words ‘maiden win’; I just want to get on with it,” said the 24-year-old Pretoria golfer who opened up a four shot lead over Roberto Lupini on nine under with a four-under-par 68 at the Ebotse Links layout.
“Of course I’d like to send the monkey to China, but that’s not the main focus. I’ve been here before this season. A trophy would be nice, but consistency is first prize. Trophies won’t get me through the qualifiers on the Sunshine Tour; sub-par rounds will.”
Korb began the second round with a one shot lead over Lupini, a two-time winner since his comeback from surgery in May. 
“I didn’t have a great start,” said Korb. “I double bogeyed the first and dropped the third. I ran late duo to traffic and I didn’t have time to get to the rage. I went with a four-iron, rather than the driver off the first and pulled it into the long grass. 
“I found the ball and it came out great and shot straight across the fairway into the thick stuff on the other side. I got it back into the fairway, hit a gap-wedge on the green, but missed the bogey putt.”
Korb pulled is driver at the third, left his approach short and failed to up-and-down for par, but he righted the ailing ship nicely with a run of four birdies from the fifth.
“I two-putted from the fringe at five to start the comeback,” said Korb. “It pitched behind the flag at six, rolled to 13 feet and I boxed the putt. At seven I went the risky route with the driver, but I hit it great and it flew it down the middle.
“I wanted to hit a knock-down eight-iron, but the wind pushed the ball off-line. I chipped it to six feet and knocked it in the hole. I hit a sand-wedge pin high right to 15 feet at the eighth and got a good read on the putt from Tokkie (van den Berg) to sink that one, as well.”
Korb bogeyed nine, but made a superb eagle at the tough par-five 12th and racked up further gains at 14, 16 and 18 to offset a final bogey at 16.
“I was so happy about that eagle,” he said. “It’s such a tough hole. I hit a great tee shot and had 231 metres to the flag. I was in-between clubs because the approach shot was into the wind. I went with a low four-iron and the ball landed pin-high right and on the fringe. It left me with a 15 foot, downhill slider, and I got just the right stroke on it.
“Unfortunately my tee shot at 16 got caught in the lip of the fairway bunker. It was impossible to get out and I dropped there, but made up for it with a two-putt birdie at 18. Overall, I’m was happy. Two sub-par rounds was what I was targeting. My strategy tomorrow will be exactly the same. I’m not going to play defensively just because I have a four shot lead.”
Lupine went around in 71 strokes and amateur Ruhan van Dijk carded 70 to finish a further stroke back. Maritz Wessels finished in fourth at three under after a 72, and Teboho Sefatsa carded a 72 to close out the top five at two-under.  

SECOND ROUND SCORES (top 20)
135 - Ruan Korb 67 68
139 - Roberto Lupini 68 71
140 - Ruhan van Dijk AMA 70 70
141 - Maritz Wessels 69 72
142 - Teboho Sefatsa 70 72
143 - Phillip Kruse AMA 70 73
144 - Dean ORiley 72 72
145 - Mpho Mafishe 74 71, Marcus Smal AMA 75 70
146 - Joubert van Eeden 75 71, Duane Keun 72 74, Arno Pretorius AMA 73 73
147 - Jade Buitendag 76 71, Marthin Scheepers 73 74
148 - Patrick Thompson 73 75, Luke Brown AMA 73 75
149 - Pieter Moolman 77 72, Tokkie Van Den Berg 70 79, Bryce Myburgh 72 77, Conway Kunneke 78 71

PHOTO: Ruan Korb; credit CJ du Plooy.

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

Korb poised to chuck monkey at Ebotse

JOHANNESBURG, 19 September 2017 – Overnight leader Ruan Korb is poised for a first IGT Challenge Tour victory after pulling away from the chasing pack in the second round of the Ebotse Challenge on Tuesday.
“I don’t want to hear the words ‘maiden win’; I just want to get on with it,” said the 24-year-old Pretoria golfer who opened up a four shot lead over Roberto Lupini on nine under with a four-under-par 68 at the Ebotse Links layout.
“Of course I’d like to send the monkey to China, but that’s not the main focus. I’ve been here before this season. A trophy would be nice, but consistency is first prize. Trophies won’t get me through the qualifiers on the Sunshine Tour; sub-par rounds will.”
Korb began the second round with a one shot lead over Lupini, a two-time winner since his comeback from surgery in May.
“I didn’t have a great start,” said Korb. “I double bogeyed the first and dropped the third. I ran late duo to traffic and I didn’t have time to get to the rage. I went with a four-iron, rather than the driver off the first and pulled it into the long grass.
“I found the ball and it came out great and shot straight across the fairway into the thick stuff on the other side. I got it back into the fairway, hit a gap-wedge on the green, but missed the bogey putt.”
Korb pulled is driver at the third, left his approach short and failed to up-and-down for par, but he righted the ailing ship nicely with a run of four birdies from the fifth.
“I two-putted from the fringe at five to start the comeback,” said Korb. “It pitched behind the flag at six, rolled to 13 feet and I boxed the putt. At seven I went the risky route with the driver, but I hit it great and it flew it down the middle.
“I wanted to hit a knock-down eight-iron, but the wind pushed the ball off-line. I chipped it to six feet and knocked it in the hole. I hit a sand-wedge pin high right to 15 feet at the eighth and got a good read on the putt from Tokkie (van den Berg) to sink that one, as well.”
Korb bogeyed nine, but made a superb eagle at the tough par-five 12th and racked up further gains at 14, 16 and 18 to offset a final bogey at 16.
“I was so happy about that eagle,” he said. “It’s such a tough hole. I hit a great tee shot and had 231 metres to the flag. I was in-between clubs because the approach shot was into the wind. I went with a low four-iron and the ball landed pin-high right and on the fringe. It left me with a 15 foot, downhill slider, and I got just the right stroke on it.
“Unfortunately my tee shot at 16 got caught in the lip of the fairway bunker. It was impossible to get out and I dropped there, but made up for it with a two-putt birdie at 18. Overall, I’m was happy. Two sub-par rounds was what I was targeting. My strategy tomorrow will be exactly the same. I’m not going to play defensively just because I have a four shot lead.”
Lupine went around in 71 strokes and amateur Ruhan van Dijk carded 70 to finish a further stroke back. Maritz Wessels finished in fourth at three under after a 72, and Teboho Sefatsa carded a 72 to close out the top five at two-under.

SECOND ROUND SCORES (top 20)
135 - Ruan Korb 67 68
139 - Roberto Lupini 68 71
140 - Ruhan van Dijk AMA 70 70
141 - Maritz Wessels 69 72
142 - Teboho Sefatsa 70 72
143 - Phillip Kruse AMA 70 73
144 - Dean O'Riley 72 72
145 - Mpho Mafishe 74 71, Marcus Smal AMA 75 70
146 - Joubert van Eeden 75 71, Duane Keun 72 74, Arno Pretorius AMA 73 73
147 - Jade Buitendag 76 71, Marthin Scheepers 73 74
148 - Patrick Thompson 73 75, Luke Brown AMA 73 75
149 - Pieter Moolman 77 72, Tokkie Van Den Berg 70 79, Bryce Myburgh 72 77, Conway Kunneke 78 71

PHOTO: Ruan Korb; credit CJ du Plooy.

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