HENDRIKUS STOOP Eastern Province Open, Humewood
SCORES: 74-71-67 (212)
RUNNER-UP: Jade Buitendag 71-74-69 (214)
HOW HE DID IT: Seven birdies in a closing 67 gave the 23-yearold from Centurion his second victory of the year, after trailing 36-hole leader Sieg Human by four shots overnight. Stoop completed a unique Eastern Cape double after winning the EP/Border Strokeplay at PE Golf Club in February.
NOTABLE: Humewood remains a testing championship links, proven in the opening round where a strong easterly wind ensured that only three players broke par, with a scoring average of 79.5 for the 63-man field.