Daniel van Tonder wins the SA Open

Daniel van Tonder echoed exactly what every domestic golfer dreams of when he said, “I can walk around knowing I’m the South African Open champion.”

2021-12-06 12:41:00 AM

Daniel van Tonder echoed exactly what every domestic golfer dreams of when he said, “I can walk around knowing I’m the South African Open champion.”

Daniel van Tonder echoed exactly what every domestic golfer dreams of when he said, “I can walk around knowing I’m the South African Open champion.”

Sunday morning began with the third round still to be completed, and with Justin Harding taking a commanding four-stroke lead at the end of it. But Van Tonder held his nerve and began his run with a birdie at the first hole. He turned in three under for his round and then produced the kind of back nine worthy of a champion as he made four birdies – including two in his last three holes – to take the title.

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“I’ve been seven shots behind before. I’ve even been nine shots behind before. So I just played my game and made my putts. My mindset was to just go for it,” he said.The win caps a memorable year for Van Tonder in which he claimed his maiden DP World Tour title and played in two Majors for the first time.

“This year has been incredible, but it’s also been long and hard. We’ve been away for six months because of the travel restrictions. So to come back home and to a golf course I love, and win the South African Open is very special,” he said.The amateur Premlall was delighted with his Freddie Tait triumph in his fourth appearance in the South African Open. headtopics.com

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