9th May 2015 | Big Easy IGT Golf

Facts & Achievements

(updated 9 May 2015)

First played – 2010

2010 – 8 events, all in Gauteng

2011 – 26 events, all in Gauteng

2012 – 40 events, all in Gauteng

2013 – 48 events, 40 in Gauteng and 8 in Kwazulu-Natal

2014 – 61 events, 39 in Gauteng and 22 in Kwazulu-Natal

2015 – 72 events, 40 in Gauteng, 20 in Kwazulu-Natal and 12 in Cape

Since 2010, the tour had players from 28 countries; Argentina, Austrian, America, Belgium, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kenia, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Scotland, Switzerland, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Since 2010, the tour has seen winners from six countries; England, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea and USA

Sunshine Q-School

Since inception in 2010 IGT players getting their Sunshine Tour cards 98 players

Sunshine Cards (Top 30)

Year          IGT

2011 – 8 (27%)

2012 – 18 (60%)

2013 – 23 (77%)

2014 – 25 (83%)

2015 – 24 (80%)

The Cut (Top 60)

Year          IGT

2011 – 21 (35%)

2012 – 40 (67%)

2013 – 45 (75%)

2014 – 48 (80%)

2015 – 47 (78%)

Since the introduction of the IGT Race to Q-School in 2011 scoring at the Sunshine Q-School saw a remarkable change in the cut line.

Top 30 CUT Top 60 CUT
2015 -3 2015 0
2014 -3 2014 +3
2013 -6 2013 -1
2012 0 2012 +4
2011 +2 2011 +7
2010 +3 2010 +7
2009 +3 2009 +13
2008 0 2008 +7
2007 -1 2007 +11
2006 +10 2006 +23
2005 +6 2005 +13
5 rounds 4 rounds

Top 30 average 2012 – 2015 = -3   2005 – 2011 = +3.2

Top 60 average 2012 – 2015 = +1.5   2005 – 2011 = +11

Prize money:

Since 2010 IGT Pro Tour has paid over R10 Million Rand in Prize Money

Youngest winner:

Zander Lombard (AM) – 16 years, 10 months, at 2011 IGT CMR Challenge November 10

Oldest winner:

Michael Scholz – 43 years, 10 months, at 2014 Race to USA Irene Country Club 7 May

Most wins:

Ten – Danie van Tonder (2011)

Consecutive wins:

Three – Danie van Tonder (two times)

Multiple winners Gauteng:

Danie van Tonder, (10)

Ockert Strydom, (6)

Coert Groenewald, (6)

Hertzog Landman, (5)

Zander Lombard, (5)

Antonio Rosado (POR), (5)

Jaco Prinsloo, (5)

Toto Thimba Jnr, (4)

Merrick Bremner, (4)

Jacques van Tonder, (4)

Tyrone Ryan, (3)

Tyron Mc Comb, (3)

Jacques Kruyswijk, (3)

Lean Boezaart, (3)

Alex Haindl, (2)

Bradley Sinnett, (2)

Bryandrew Roelofsz, (2)

CJ du Plessis, (2)

Desvonde Botes, (2)

Francois Coetzee, (2)

Herman Minnie, (2)

Hyun Park (KOR), (2)

Jacques Blaauw, (2)

Jacques de Villiers, (2)

JC Ritchie, (2)

Johan De Beer, (2)

Michael Palmer, (2)

Morne Buys, (2)

Pieter Kruger, (2)

Rhys West, (2)

Roberto Lupini, (2)

Russel Franz, (2)

Shaun Smith, (2)

Multiple winners KZN:

Ryan Birnie, (9)

Kevin Rundle, (4)

Drikus Van der Walt, (3)

Gareth Atkinson, (2)

Steven Van Heerden, (2)

Multiple winners Cape:

N/A

Single winners Gauteng:

Adrian Ford, (1)

Allan Versfeld, (1)

Andi Dill, (1)

Anthony Michael, (1)

Brendan De Lange, (1)

Brett Liddle, (1)

Bryan Martin (USA), (1)

Bryn Flanagan, (1)

Burger Heckroodt, (1)

Callum Mowat, (1)

Christiaan Bezuidenhout, (1)

CJ Levey, (1)

Daniel van der Vaart, (1)

Darren Fichardt, (1)

David Ashley, (1)

Dongkwan Kim (KOR), (1)

Donovan Pearse, (1)

Duane Keun, (1)

Eddie Taylor, (1)

Gert Myburgh, (1)

Gideon Pienaar, (1)

Graham van der Merwe, (1)

Haydn Porteous, (1)

Hendrikus Stoop, (1)

Jaco Mouton, (1)

James du Plessis, (1)

Jean Hugo, (1)

John McClean, (NIRE) (1)

Kyle Scott, (1)

Louis De Jager, (1)

Louis Taylor, (1)

Matthew Spacey, (1)

Michael Scholz, (1)

Nathan Waghorn, (1)

NJ Arnoldi, (1)

Ph Mcintyre, (1)

Rynardt Combrink, (1)

Teaghan Gauche, (1)

Toby Tree (ENG), (1)

Tristen Strydom, (1)

Werner Van Niekerk, (1)

Wynand Dingle, (1)

Allan Versfeld

Single winners KZN:

Bryce Bibby, (1)

Calvin Steinhobel, (1)

Clayton Mansfield, (1)

Gavin Sole, (1)

Jared Harvey, (1)

Jeff Hopkins (IRE), (1)

Leorin Pillay, (1)

Malcolm Mitchell, (1)

Mathew Main, (1)

Michael Hollick, (1)

Richard O’Donavan (IRE), (1)

Rourke Van der Spuy, (1)

Single winners Cape:

Keenan Davidse, (1)

Multiple winners on IGT and other PGA Tours:

Allan Versfeld

Danie van Tonder

Darren Fichardt

Desvonde Botes

Jacques Blaauw

Jean Hugo

Louis De Jager

Merrick Bremner

Ph Mcintyre

Lowest 18-hole score:

61 (eleven-under) – Jacques van Tonder

Lowest winning score:

72Holes – 267 (21-under par) – Mark van As

54Holes – 197 (19-under par) – Michael Palmer & Michael Anthony

Holes-in-one:

Thirty Three

2015 – 3

2014 – 11

2013 – 9

2012 – 8

2011 – 2

Albatrosses:

Six:

Pieter Kruger

Bryan Martin (USA)

Albie Hanekom

Gary Baynham

Toto Thimba Jnr

Jean Hugo

Order of Merit Winners

Money Winners

2011 – Danie van Tonder

2012 – Coert Groenewald

2013 – Roberto Lupini

2014 – Antonio Rosado (POR)

Race to Q-School

2012 – Bradley Sinnett

2013 – Callum Mowat

2014 – Coert Groenewald

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