BONUS WIN FOR AHLERS
aco Ahlers has become one of the steadiest performers on the Sunshine Tour, finishing in the top 20 of the Order of Merit each of the last three years. Victories, however, had been scarce until he put together four subpar rounds to win the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open in a playoff at Royal Cape in November. It was only his second win on tour – his first in five years – and it couldn’t have been a more important one, as it carried an invite to the Nedbank Golf Challenge. That boosted his earnings for the year to nearly R2.4 million. With money in the bank, the 32-year-old now has his sights set on the Asian Tour, where he has a playing card for 2015.