TOUR TRIVIA

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Sunshine Tour -

Jaco van Zyl made just one bo­gey in win­ning the Eye of Africa PGA Champs, and it came at the 59th hole of the tour­na­ment. Peter Karmis ea­gled the par-5 fi­nal hole at Mount Edge­combe 2 to win the Sun Sibaya Chal­lenge. He had been two shots be­hind Oliver Bekker with five holes left. Titch Moore went 26-un­der in win­ning the In­vestec Royal Swazi Spa Open, scor­ing 60 points, the sec­ond low­est to­tal in the his­tory of the Mod­i­fied Stable­ford event. There was no for­eign win­ner at a South African venue in 2016; for­eign play­ers could only win in Zam­bia and Mau­ri­tius. C J du Plessis, from Lim­popo, had an un­usu­ally topsy-turvy year. He was twice a run­ner-up, los­ing a play­off in Swazi­land after tak­ing a bo­gey four on the fi­nal hole of reg­u­la­tion. In his other 19 events he missed 16 cuts. A min­i­mum of 10 events played is needed to be el­i­gi­ble for the 2016/17 Order of Merit. The top 50 on the Order of Merit will be ex­empt for the next sea­son, and play­ers ranked 51 to 100 will keep their cards.

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