14th October 2015 | Big Easy IGT Golf

Dingle delights home crowd with IGT Tour win

Pecanwood12-14OctDay3 (182)(PHOTO – Wynand Dingle; credit CJ du Plooy)

HARTEBEESPOORTDAM, 14 October 2015 – Wynand Dingle delighted the home crowd Pecanwood Golf and Country Club when he thwarted a brave bid by Siphiwe Siphayi to claim a two stroke victory in the Race to Q-School, presented by BDGA Academy, on Wednesday.

The overnight leader survived a late wobble on the infamous closing stretch for a three over 75 to close out his second win on the IGT Pro Tour on nine-under-par 207.

Siphayi signed for a 71 to place second, one stroke ahead of Dean O’Riley (73) and three-time winner this season, Drew Roelofsz (70).

Dingle equalled Jacques van Tonder’s lowest 18-hole score on the IGT Tour with a 61 in the second round to take pole position.

He held a five stroke lead over Dean O’Riley, while Siphayi, amateur Louis Taylor and fellow Sunshine Tour regular TJ Bekker were a further stroke adrift.

“Nothing was simple in the final round, though, and 35 putts certainly didn’t help my case,” said the 31-year-old Colesburg native.

“It was way more work than I wanted, but I am really pleased that I could give club members a little something to cheer about. I just couldn’t get the putter going. I made a couple of silly drops, but solid pars kept me in the chase and it feels really good to pick up a trophy again.”

Dingle had a quiet start with five straight pars, picked up a birdie at six, but gave it back at eight and turned 12 under.

“The wind was coming up and by the time TJ, Dean and I went down the 10th, the wind was really pumping,” he said.

“The IGT Tour always saves its toughest pins for the final round, and it was tough to make a play for the pins in wind. I had some good birdie chances at 10 and 12, but missed both opportunities.”

Dingle dropped another shot with a three-putt bogey at 13, but parred 14 and 15 before disaster struck at the par-four 16th.

“We were off the front tips, so I decided to go for the green,” Dingle said.

“I connected with a tree down the right fairway and the ball took a trip out of bounce and I slipped to nine under with the double bogey.

“Siphiwe made a couple of birdies on the back nine to close the gap and got to seven under with a birdie at 18. I knew I had to play the last two holes conservatively to win, so I just made textbook pars to get the job done.

“I’m a very proud member of Pecanwood and it pleased me to no end to hear so many positive remarks about the course. It really is a magic layout and it was absolutely great to win for the members and take some form to my next start on the Sunshine Tour at Coro Kreek next week.”

FINAL RESULT

All competitors RSA unless otherwise specified; amateurs indicated as (ama)

207 – Wynand Dingle 71 61 75

209 – Siphiwe Siphayi 70 68 71

210 – Bryandrew Roelofsz 74 66 70, Dean O’Riley 66 71 73

211 – Louis Taylor (ama) 70 68 73

214 – Jason Diab 76 67 71, Joubert van Eeden 72 70 72, Bryn Flanagan 72 68 74

215 – TJ Bekker 71 67 77

217 – Wicus Bezuidenhout (ama) 74 72 71, Justin Levy NLD 82 67 68, NJ Arnoldi 74 71 72, Andrew Carlsson (ama) 74 70 73, Matthew Adams (ama) 74 70 73, Jandre Fullard (ama) 76 66 75

218 – Norman Beggs 77 71 70, Michael Schutz (ama) 76 72 70, Brendan Britten NAM 73 73 72, Jason Froneman 70 74 74, Pieter Kruger 74 68 76, Amerigo Renieri (ama) 71 71 76

219 – Michael Van Hoeck (ama) BEL 72 76 71, Herman Minnie 70 77 72

220 – Werner Van Wyk (ama) 75 72 73, Armandt Scholtz (ama) 73 73 74

221 – Jeff Hopkins (ama) IRE 76 72 73, Paul de Beer 75 71 75

222 – Slade Pickering (ama) 71 77 74, Gerard du Plooy 76 72 74, Chris van Tonder (ama) 79 70 73, Quintin Crause (ama) 75 75 72, David Lamprecht 74 77 71

223 – Cameron Nesmith (ama) 78 72 73

224 – Bartjie de Klerk (ama) 81 68 75, Gareth Akers (ama) 77 73 74, David Ashley ENG 78 72 74

225 – Ruan Korb (ama) 73 74 78, Matthew Kiewitz (ama) 75 75 75, Phillip Kruse (ama) 75 76 74

226 – Michael Pienaar (ama) 75 74 77, Jason Viljoen (ama) 77 76 73

227 – Conway Kunneke 78 71 78, CJ Levey (ama) 75 78 74

228 – Michael Armstrong (ama) 76 74 78, Jonathan Waschefort 79 72 77, Armand Azar (ama) 79 74 75

229 – Carlos Arroyo (ama) 76 69 84, Tom Watson (ama) 70 81 78

230 – Wayne du Toit 82 71 77

232 – Duan Nagel (ama) 75 75 82

234 – Angelo Marques (ama) 74 77 83, JP Schmidt (ama) 79 74 81

235 – Gavin Miles (ama) 76 77 82

 

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