Ekurhuleni Open, Benoni Lake Club SCORES: 72-70-70-68 (280) RUNNER-UP: Cameron Moralee 70-70-74-70 (284)
HOW HE DID IT: The 20-year-old from Howick in the KZN Midlands became the ninth first-time winner of a major provincial tournament in 2015. The only player to break par in each round, Mitchell’s final round 68 included 9 birdies. He had 22 birdies over the four rounds to offset 10 bogeys and two doubles.
NOTABLE: Herman Loubser had a remarkable ninebirdie 63 in the second round, four shots lower than the next best in the tournament, to share the 36-hole lead. He closed with 80-74 to finish T-19.