10th April 2014 | Big Easy IGT Golf

Ryan Birnie wins 5th tournament on IGT KZN Tour

 Ryan Birnie wins 5th tournament on IGT KZN Tour

Ryan Birnie wins 5th tournament on IGT KZN Tour

The IGT Pro Golf Tour KZN finished today at Gowrie Farm Golf Estate : www.gowrie.co.za and once again Ryan Birnie finished on top of the leader board after a closing 1 under par 70, for a 54 hole total of – 6 and a 5 shot victory. This is his 5th straight win in Kzn, Mathew Main finished 2nd on -1 and once again the 18th hole cost him, standing on the tee Mathew was only 1 shot behind Ryan but a triple drop 8 on the par 5 and Ryan’s birdie 4 and it was game over. The 17th and 18th holes cost Mathew 9 shots over the 3 days and hopefully that experience will help him going forward to close out an event when he gets a chance to do so. Ryan had a similar situation at Cotswold Downs in November 2013 when he was 1 shot ahead ofDrikus Van Der Walt playing the last hole and with only a 8 iron to the green hit it in the hazard and made a 6, Drikus made a birdie 4 and Ryan lost by 1 shot. Ryan has won 5 events on the trot since that loss. The final leader board at Gowrie looks like this,
Ryan Birnie – 6 69,68,70
Mathew Main -1 69,69,74
Kevin Rundle + 3 76,70,70
Bradley Jones +7 73,73,74
Darryn Myers +8 75,71,75
Elvis Sithebe +9 72,75,75
Arno Bartholoma +13 73,74,79
Thank you to our sponsors, Weiss Volkswagen Durban and Amanzimtoti for there continued sponsorship. Thanks to The Pro Shop Durban and Distell for the prizes for the Pro-am which was won by Justin Collier with 3 rounds of 37,35 and 32.
A BIG THANKS to the Gowrie Team for making the last 3 days so enjoyable and the golf course is in fantastic condition.

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